Hello, my name is Amy. (Hello Amy.) I’m writing this because I have a yarn addiction. You see, one of my other loves besides decoupage is knitting. Unfortunately my knitting ability is not quite as quick as my spending money ability, so I’ve built up quite a stash. With nothing very special to hold it.
After several years of juggling everything around in canvas totes, I finally have plastic bins in the closet. Still though, some yarn for current projects must be left out, in the open, but yet still stored in something. Enter this pear DIY storage box. I provide to you below the instructions, and I hope you consider it for any craft thing that you have an addiction to, and that you need to store.
FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Grass Green, Teal (I’d get 3 of each)
Mod Podge Fabric and Gloss
MPI Wood Storage Bin
3” Wooden Ball
Robert Kaufman “Fruit Basket” Fabric, Pear Brown – 1 yard
1” Flat Paint Brush
Craft Knife and Mat
Acrylic sealer (optional)
1. You will first want to prepare the fabric before painting. To do this, wash and dry the fabric (do not use fabric softener). Iron and then lay out on a covered work surface. Wax paper is preferable for covering your table. Using a brush, paint a light coat of Fabric Mod Podge onto your fabric. Allow to dry. This will allow you to cut the fabric like paper without frayed edges.
2. While the fabric is drying, begin painting. Basecoat the inside of the bin and the lid with Teal. Allow to dry.
3. Basecoat the outside of the bin and the wooden ball with Grass Green. Allow to dry.
4. You are now going to cut the fabric. Lay the bin down on top of the fabric and trace one side four times. Cut these pieces out using the scissors.
5. Measure approximately ½” inside your cut line on all four pieces and trim them down using the craft knife.
6. Adhere these four pieces to the sides using the Gloss Mod Podge. Completely smooth out all air bubbles and allow to dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
7. Coat the entire bin with at least two coats of Gloss Mod Podge. Coat the lid and the wooden ball as well. Allow to dry.
8. Go back to the handles on the storage bin and trim the fabric out with a craft knife.
9. Glue the wooden ball to the center top of the lid with the craft glue.
10. Allow the storage bin to dry for at least 24 hours before using. I recommend spraying with several coats of acrylic sealer to completely finish your project and add durability.