It’s no secret that I love totes. My next place after Mod Podge Command Central (possibly Mod Podge World HQ?) will have a craft room, and in that craft room will be many totes. The only difference is that I will make another tote like this Mod Podge storage tote, but put my name on it, rather than the name of one of my friend’s kids. Here are my instructions.
Gather These Supplies
FolkArt Acrylic Paint - Coffee Bean, Fresh Foliage, Orange
Mod Podge Hard Coat
DCWV Chipboard Box Animal Crackers
DCWV 12” x 12” Scrapbook Paper, Animal Crackers – sheets coordinating
Ribbon – Orange/Yellow and Red/White
Woodline Works Wood Storage Bin
1” Flat Paint Brush
Craft Knife and Mat
1. I always cut my paper first. With the pencil, trace one side of the bin onto each piece of paper. Measure 1” inside and mark using the ruler. Use the craft knife to cut out the shape. Leaving 1” on each side allows the paint to show around the edges of the paper.
2. Choose two of the pieces you just cut to go on the sides with the handles.. Use a piece of painter’s tape to position the paper where you will decoupage it down. Trace the handle onto each piece of paper and cut it out. Set aside the papers for all four sides.
3. Using the paint brush, basecoat the entire inside and upper edges of the bin with Orange. Allow to dry.
4. Use the painter’s tape to tape off two opposite sides of the bin. Paint the sides with the handles Coffee Bean. Allow to dry and paint the other two sides Fresh Foliage. Allow project to dry completely.
5. This is the fun part! Taking each side in turn, decoupage the papers down. Remember to center the handle cut you made over the hole. Allow to dry.
6. Go back and Mod Podge the entire bin, inside and out. Use at least two coats and allow to dry completely.
7. Time to add accents. Using the craft glue, attach the orange/yellow ribbon about 1/4″ down from the top, all the way around. Seam on an edge or a side that you won’t see.
8. Add the chipboard shapes with the craft glue at random. Check out what I did in the photo. I also used another color ribbon (red/white) to tie a chipboard shape onto the handle. Isn’t it lovely?
9. Allow the entire project to dry for 24 hours before you use it.