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« on: June 28, 2009 04:42:03 PM »

Hello, my name is Amy. (Hello Amy.) I'm writing this because I have a yarn addiction. You see, one of my other loves besides decoupage is knitting. Unfortunately my knitting ability is not quite as quick as my spending money ability, so I've built up quite a stash. With nothing very special to hold it.

After several years of juggling everything around in canvas totes, I finally have plastic bins in the closet. Still though, some yarn for current projects must be left out, in the open, but yet still stored in something. Enter this pear storage box. I provide to you below the instructions, and I hope you consider it for any craft thing that you have an addiction to, and that you need to store.


FolkArt® Acrylic Paint - Grass Green, Teal (I'd get 3 of each)
Mod Podge® Fabric & Gloss
MPI Wood Storage Bin
3” Wooden Ball
Robert Kaufman “Fruit Basket” Fabric, Pear Brown – 1 yard
1” Flat Paint Brush
Craft Glue
Craft Knife and Mat
Wax paper
Acrylic sealer (optional)

1. You will first want to prepare the fabric before painting. To do this, wash and dry the fabric (do not use fabric softener). Iron and then lay out on a covered work surface. Wax paper is preferable for covering your table. Using a brush, paint a light coat of Fabric Mod Podge onto your fabric. Allow to dry. This will allow you to cut the fabric like paper without frayed edges.
2. While the fabric is drying, begin painting. Basecoat the inside of the bin and the lid with Teal. Allow to dry.
3. Basecoat the outside of the bin and the wooden ball with Grass Green. Allow to dry.
4. You are now going to cut the fabric. Lay the bin down on top of the fabric and trace one side four times. Cut these pieces out using the scissors.
5. Measure approximately ½” inside your cut line on all four pieces and trim them down using the craft knife.
6. Adhere these four pieces to the sides using the Gloss Mod Podge. Completely smooth out all air bubbles and allow to dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
7. Coat the entire bin with at least two coats of Gloss Mod Podge. Coat the lid and the wooden ball as well. Allow to dry.
8. Go back to the handles on the storage bin and trim the fabric out with a craft knife.
9. Glue the wooden ball to the center top of the lid with the craft glue.
10. Allow the storage bin to dry for at least 24 hours before using. I recommend spraying with several coats of acrylic sealer to completely finish your project and add durability.

For more information and project ideas, visit my blog in the signature below!!
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2009 05:07:39 PM »


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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2009 05:46:12 PM »

Indeed, very cute!  I like the colours you painted it too.

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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2009 06:01:21 PM »

Hello Amy, and WELCOME. I am sure you will love it here. When you become a friend you can post more info on your profile, but in the meantime, anyone who is new and comes in sharing a tute is A-1 in my book. I am trying to learn crochet. Knitting I could never get the hang of.

The box though, is freaking awesome.

I have a split personality, because you guys crack me up.  AND The best day I ever had was TODAY!
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2009 09:46:22 PM »

I love the box and the colors!  Great job, Amy!
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2009 10:20:51 PM »

Lovely box and great tute.  Thank you.  These are my favorite colors!!
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2010 12:21:42 PM »

Love it I going to try it thanks  Smiley
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2010 02:36:29 PM »

It turned out way cute. I really need to make me one, or a ton.

« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2010 12:02:40 AM »

I just saw a bin at a garage sale that was shaped like this, but instead it was canvas over a wire frame. After seeing what you did with yours, I am sooooo regretting not getting that bin! Agh!

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