Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Fabric Covered Storage Bins

So, it seems we have unpacked the house, for the most part. Boxes are emptied and drawers are full. However, when we packed up to travel to Baltimore, we only brought the essentials: clothes, toys, books, crafting supplies (of course). We bought new furniture but the house is definitely a bit sparse. I am really missing all of the little things that make a house a home; picture frames, pretty vases and baskets to coral and organize our stuff.

While we unpacked, I held onto a number of boxes that could be repurposed for something around the house. The first area that begged for some organizational attention was Henry's change table. He is one wiggly little bug when it come to getting dressed and it is super important that the essentials are close at hand to make quick work of the task. These Fabric Covered Storage Bins were a quick project that look great sitting on his change table.

Using a hot glue gun I attached a long strip of leftover fabric to the outside edges of a sturdy cardboard box.

I carefully tucked the edges of the fabric around the corners of the box and used card stock, cut to the appropriate size, to finish the inside. I also added a couple of blue Martha Stewart tags that can be found at Staples!

I love the way these fabric covered storage bins make mundane organization a little more pretty! I have used one to hold diapers and wipes and the other for various toiletries and a few toys to help distract Henry while having his diaper changed. 

Henry's room is still really empty, but bit by bit it will come together! 
Check back soon for my first attempt at homemade curtains!

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  1. These are adorable and look super easy to do! I can already see in my house where I could use a few of them.

  2. love these! i love that its 'no sew' since i dont know how to sew. where is that dabric from?

    1. Thanks Jenn! The fabric was from Tonic Living a fantastic fabric website!

  3. Love your frugal idea!!! I've done something similar but your method is definitely easier!Following on Bloglovin!

  4. They turned out great! I had recently gotten some diaper boxes from my friends to try this out in my daughter's room. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

  5. Super cute! I could never figure out what to do with the inside of the box... I love the cardstock idea!

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  7. Love these! I pinned these long ago and they are on my list to try sometime soon! I featured these on my blog today, to hopefully share some organization inspiration around! http://www.unoriginalmom.com/original-fridays-organization-ideas/