Before and After: Fabric Lined Basket Tutorial – 30 Days of Creativity, Day 27

June 27, 2011 at 22:46 | Posted in Before and After, Crafts - DIY, Tutorials | Leave a comment
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Back in January I bought a Christmasy storage basket at Target. It was  on clearance, 60% off, so I think I paid less than $4 for it. I’ve been using it for Paloma’s prefolded diapers and fabric wipes. But we hated the look of it. Too much Christmas!

So for Day 27, I lined it with a pretty cute Ikea fabric.

This was very easy to make. It will take you less than 1/2 hour (nap project!).

You will need:

  • Fabric (if used for the nursery pick a color or print that will go with the rest of the room)
  • Fabric Glue
  • Cloth pins

Draw the side panels on the fabric and cut them 1/2″ bigger. If you can,  pull apart the box lining. My bottom panel came out very easily, but the sides were glued a lot so I carefully pull them enough to insert the new fabric in between the panels.

Once you have pulled the fabric or paper of the box, start gluing your fabric very tightly and removing any bubbles that the glue might form (I found it easy to start at the longer panels first). Use cloth pins to secure the “sandwich” of fabric.

Repeat with the other long panel. Glue the fabric on the other two panels, this time folding the fabric at the edges. For an optional upgrade, you can cut out the handholds (I wasn’t brave enough tonight) or add handles at the top, like this.

And you are done! See… very easy and fast.

Enjoy!

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