This little project is perfect for a busy life. It didn’t take time and costs about nothing.
Get a cardboard box of you choice.
Cut the top part of the box.
If there is dark writings on the box, you’ll have to paint over it or it’s gonna show through the burlap.
With a hot glue gun, glue the strip of burlap on the bottom of the box first
Turn the box over to make sure the burlap is flat and apply glue to the inside of the box as illustrated by the yellow line in the picture below.
Tip : the glue is (of course!) really hot and passes through the burlap. I suggest you use a tool, like a metal ruler to press on the burlap so you don’t burn yourself.
Don’t worry about your ruler, the glue will come off real easy!
Please keep this secret : the inside of the box is still cardboard! The box will be placed high enough than nobody will see inside. So why would I do extra work? 😉 These are “projects for a busy life” 🙂
Cut and glue the end on the corner.
Finally, I decided to decorate the box using crochet flowers I just made with Sewrella‘s (Ashleigh) tutorial.
They are really easy to do and she even has a video tutorial to show you how. The blue one is 40+1 stitches and the cream one is 30+1 stitches. For the burlap flower, I just wanted a little bulb so I did 10+1 stitches and only the first row.
Sew the flowers on the box by passing through the burlap.
And there’s your easy DIY Burlap Box!
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Don’t hesitate to show me your result if you do that kind of pretty box!
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