How (not) to make a Fabric Covered Storage Box

I wanted to make a small fabric covered storage box for my front hall table to drop keys, sunglasses, and loose change in.

Materials Needed

-Cardboard box -Fabric -Spray on fabric glue -Scissors -Sticky back ribbon/trim -Iron

Step 1: Prepare your Cardboard Box

I used a child’s shoebox for this project. It had an attached lid which I didn’t want in my finished storage box, so I cut the top off and just used the bottom half.

Step 2: Lay out and Cut your Fabric

Next, measure a piece of fabric to be a bit longer than the two sides and bottom of your box put together, probably at least 4-6 inches more than you really need.

I just eyeballed a piece of fabric, placed the box on top and wrapped the fabric up over one side to make sure there was enough spare fabric to fold over to hide the cut fabric edges on the inside of the box.

Step 3: Cut out the Corners

What you need to do know is cut out the corners so you don’t have excess bulky fabric when you fold it over your box.

Step 4: Gluing the Fabric to the Inside Bottom

To start attaching the fabric I did the inside first. I put hot glue all over the inner base of the box.

All fine, until I stopped to take a photo of the glue, and then went to stick the fabric in only to find the glue was already cold and not sticky, so had to do it again!