Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Repurposed Shoe Box- Fabric Covered Storage Box

I always seem to have a lot of small toiletry items that I need but I don’t use every day. It works better for me if I can keep those corralled rather than scattered all about my bathroom closet. A fabric covered shoe box serves the purpose very well.

fabric covered shoe box

I had previously purchased a couple from Tuesday Morning that my daughter uses for storage. One of the ones that I purchased is pictured below.

blue fabric covered box

I’ve always hesitated to throw away a sturdy shoebox with an attached lid!

shoe box with attached lid

When I ran across this one in my closet I suddenly had a bright idea!

shoe box and fabric scraps

I was able to find some fabric scraps leftover from my duvet cover. Ideally, I would like to have covered the box in one big piece of fabric but I had to use what I had. I ended up covering the box with one piece and the lid with another but you can’t even tell by looking at it. I used Elmer’s glue and covered the box like wrapping a present.  I did use a few paper clips to hold the edges until they dried. It was a quick and simple project.

converted shoebox

I attached a little ribbon to use for the tie.

fabric covered box 1

I love it when a plan comes together!

The fabric is Summerlin by Robert Allen.

I hope your fall is off to a great start!

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9 comments:

Eilis said...

Great idea! I'll be looking for a good shoe box to do this to.

Vel Criste said...

With all your fabric stash, I bet you have more than one project up your sleeve Pat on using them! love this one! Have to try! thanks!

Stacey said...

Great idea and you'll find so many uses for the pretty box. About 20 years ago my husband bought me a set of 3 stacking boxes that are wrapped in pretty fabric. They don't match my decor at all anymore but you are reminding me that I should take the out again.

Town and Country Gals said...

Pat,
very clever and very cute! I hate to throw out good shoeboxes also, but have never prettied them up.
Thanks for stopping by!
Rebecca

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

Great idea, and I like your fabric!

Suzan Sweatman said...

Just beautiful - and wouldn't these be gorgeous to wrap gifts in and then the recipient gets the bonus of the treasure box???
XOXO

Brooke Larsen said...

What a fun box! It is beautiful!! Thank you for leaving such a sweet comment about my home on Worthing Court so I could find you!! FOLLOWING!!

Brooke
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Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I have a couple of ideal candidates in my closet. Fantastic makeover!

Clarissa Hooper said...

What a perfect project to give a birthday/Christmas/hostess gift in! I will be using this for the next gift-giving occasion, thanks :)