Now I know this looks crazy – an empty baby wipes box and duct tape – but just wait it gets better, I promise! This box is absolutely the perfect size for holding catalogs. It’s wide enough plus with the sides up it is tall enough that the catalogs actually sit inside and do not stick out of the top which makes it appear even more organized in my opinion. I secured the box flaps up with the duct tape and reinforced the insides as well. This does not have to be perfect because it is all going to be covered so tape away!
I had some creamy white burlap left over from my Thanksgiving Banner that I thought would be perfect to use. Since the box was a little crazy colored I gave it a light coat of spray paint so you would not be able to see it underneath the burlap. After it dried I cut the burlap for the front and back of the box leaving a two inch overhang on the top and bottom. Using spray adhesive, I gave the front and back a good coat and smoothed out the burlap on top. To my surprise it held very well. I hot glued the top over hang inside the box as well bottom overhang to the bottom of the box.
Next I tackled the sides. I wanted them have a finished appearance so I cut the burlap leaving a three inch overhang on each side and a two inch overhang for the top and bottom. I would have taken some pictures but my battery died and I was too impatient to wait for it to charge..I was on a mission! With the cut burlap laying flat I created a hem on each side simply by folding over the edge and hot gluing it down. (That is what the three inch overhang was for) Once the hems dried I attached the burlap to the side of the box again using spray adhesive. The hems were folded over the sides and hot glued into place leaving a nice neat edge.
I had a sewn basket liner lying around that fit the box opening *lucky me* almost perfectly. It’s a little big around the edges but will do! I cut the bottom out of the liner because it was a little shorter than the box. You can’t tell or even see when you have your catalogs in place!
This was a quick and easy project that was exactly what I was looking for. To think I was actually looking at buying something…hee,hee! I would like to make two more but ran out of burlap. I’ll try and update this post with more of a picture tutorial when I do! Enjoy! xoxo