Reuse cardboard postal boxes with Mod Podge – turning them into fabulous fabric bins! This project is inexpensive and perfect for organizing.
Have you ever walked through a store and was mesmerized by something on the shelves, but then realized you could probably make it at home? That’s how I feel every time I see a fabric bin, especially at Target. As a shop owner, I always have packing supplies coming out of my ears.
I recently ordered some boxes that I didn’t need and couldn’t return, so I decided to turn them into fabric bins. These are perfect for used boxes as well! If you receive a box in the mail and want to recycle it, now you know what to do.
Reuse Postal Boxes
Flip the box over and tape the bottom flaps together. With a ruler, measure the length and width of the box sides, with the top box flaps out. Based on what I measured, I figured I needed two 9×11 inch pieces and 12×11 inch pieces. This includes an extra half inch for each side to lap over.
Now fold the top flaps inside the box. This will make your fabric bin extra sturdy. Next brush a thin layer of Mod Podge onto one of the sides.
Take the appropriate piece of fabric, lay it flat down on the side of the box and smooth out. Brush Mod Podge on the inside flap. At each fabric piece corner, cut a small diagonal slit. Secure the fabric over the top of the box and onto the flap. Brush Mod Podge to secure the edges of the fabric.
On the outside corner, secure the fabric at the corner where the slit is with Mod Podge. Then brush more on the edge of the fabric to make it flush to the box. Continue this process with each side, making sure to use Mod Podge to flush the edges of the fabric. Allow about an hour or more to fully dry.