Twisted Tea box to house my etsy shop materials, but I've seen a lot of people in blogland have been covering diaper boxes. They're much bigger and they are very sturdy. My very generous friend donated two diaper boxes to my cause. Thanks!!
I started by cutting the flaps off of the top of the box and reinforcing the corners with some duct tape. I also covered the whole box in brown craft paper to keep the graphics from showing through my fabric. Using the same method I did the first time, I used this off-white canvas like material to cover the box. It was getting late and buggy, so in my haste to get it done quickly, I rushed. Since this box was so much bigger than the other, I was left with so much fabric at the corners. I ended up cutting all of that excess fabric and folding just a few inches over each side. Sorry for the lack of pictures, but I really wasn't sure how it was going to go and like I mentioned, I was rushing. I finally got it covered though and the next day decided to stencil it.
Originally I was planning on using a geometric pattern off of the Martha Stewart stencil pack that I got at Micheal's a few months back (you may remember that I used one of the stencils on this photo matte). I changed my mind when I realized that it would be kind of tedious for a "fun & easy" project. Instead, I went with these two other "firework" looking stencils from the same kit. I set up all of my materials outside because it was gorgeous out.
tv wall. It was looking a little bland with only one color, so I found some white and used that with the other stencil. Confession time - it was still looking kind of boring, so I broke the spending freeze to get a sample of bright pink for $2.97 at Lowe's. Now we can refer to it as a spending slushy? Regardless, I'm glad I bought the pink paint because it really livened it up.
What are you other teachers doing to prep your rooms? Or am I the only one that's been busy getting ready so soon? Who else has re purposed old diaper boxes? They are the perfect size to hold file folders. Just saying!
Thanks for reading,
PS - This is my 50th post! Have you checked out any of my past projects? Take a look :)
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