Monday, June 21, 2010
No Sew: Fabric Covered Hat Boxes
This project was so much fun. These boxes are for my girls "treasures" but they blend right in with the decor. It beats the old shoe boxes they used before. Now those were classy.
The best part: No sewing necessary!
Paper Mache Hat Boxes (Found at hobby stores like JoAnn, or just search online)
1. Measure those boxes!
Measure the boxes then cut your fabric to size. Give yourself a little extra to fold over so you have nice finished edges.
2. Cover those boxes.
Use your paintbrush and use a little decoupage at a time. Work your way around the box making sure to fold the edges. I folded the bottom up so it was a nice finished edge. On the top edge, I just folded it into the box.
3. Cover those lids.
I traced the circles onto my fabric. Then I cut about 1/2" past my line so I could fold the circle down the sides. Next, I cut a strip to wrap around the side of the lid. I made sure to fold both the top and bottom of the strip so the edges would be nice and finished.
4. Embellish those boxes.
Ribbon, flowers, or leave them blank. The choice is all yours!
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