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August 2, 2013

Patch Box for Fabric Scraps

With A Blast: Patch Box for Fabric Scraps   {DIY - using a cardbox and fabric scraps}  #decoupage #modpodge #crafts #organizing #storage #diy

The new Craft room is on a slow-down at the moment.  I try to do small things which does not involve a lot of running around the house, as it is quite cold now.  We are fortunate though - South-Africa {or I should say Gauteng, rather} does not have extensive cold temperatures, real cold weather around here, lasts only around three weeks and then Spring weather would start.

Anyhow, I did manage to make some more storage containers and I made a couple of these in a patch-work-kind-of-style which I think is quite suitable as I am using these boxes for all my small remnants of leftover fabric {scraps actually,,, but I can not throw anything away!}

With A Blast: Patch Box for Fabric Scraps   {DIY - using a cardbox and fabric scraps}  #decoupage #modpodge #crafts #organizing #storage #diy

These were easy and fun to make. This is what I have used :

Empty cardboard boxes
Fabric Glue  {you can use Mod Podge or similar}
Small Fabric scraps
Hard Varnish   {you can use Mod Podge or similar}
Permanent Black Marker
Double Sided tape
Gingham fabric  {to make the tape for the corners and the edges on top}

With A Blast: Patch Box for Fabric Scraps   {DIY - using a cardbox and fabric scraps}  #decoupage #modpodge #crafts #organizing #storage #diy
{the lighter color fabric had shown through, but I kind of liked it that way and decided to keep on with the white pieces}

-First, I measured all the sides of the box - cut the Fabric into equal sizes
-I then applied Fabric Glue to the box {one side at a time} making sure to cover the full area
-The Fabric scraps stuck on easily
-For the "stitches" I used a Permanent Black Marker and just crudely drawn lines to look like stitches
-After I was sure the Permanent Marker Ink was dry, I applied three coats, using a small sponge, of Hard Varnish, waiting about 30 minutes in between  coats.
-Finally I made my own fabric tape {by using the Gingham and double-sided tape} and stuck that onto the corners and the box's edges on top

With A Blast: Patch Box for Fabric Scraps   {DIY - using a cardbox and fabric scraps}  #decoupage #modpodge #crafts #organizing #storage #diy

Already full - just better looking now !

Till later,

With A Blast

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  1. Yay! A craft! and a pretty and functional one at that! You know I love making something pretty out of trash and you've done a great job with this box! Love it!

  2. I came over from Finding the Pretty & Delicious. Because you left Leigh Anne a comment I thought you deserved one also.

  3. Great idea!I like so much your box!!!

  4. Great job Linda! You have transformed that box. It looks beautiful!

  5. You are so crafty! I would never think of these things!

  6. Great job you did here :)

    Thanks for sharing :)

  7. I LOVE THIS I'm totally stealing this or my craft room!

  8. so super cute makes it feel a bit homey
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  9. Now that turned out nicely!! Great idea!

  10. What a great idea - a chef - and crafty too????
    It turned out so cute :)

  11. Fun idea Linda - pretty darn cute! Just wanted to send you a big Thank You for sharing at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT.

    Sharon and Denise ♥
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  12. This is really cute. couldn't be more fitting for fabric scraps and great reuse of a box.

  13. What a cool project! Great job and thanks for linking it up in the Bowdabra Crafty Showcase! Check out the new linky!

    Have a super week,
    Susie @Bowdabra


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