I have to be honest and tell you that I do a lot more pinning that I do actual completion of projects. But this one was an easy one and I already had the materials on hand, so I just couldn't resist.
Here are a few of the original pins. You'll see that they each use a different method. Some sewed their covers and liners, while others just used a hot glue gun.
I needed a litle bit of extra storage on my shelves in my laundry room and I happened to have a few diaper boxes lying around.
I didn't feel like they were sturdy enough to spend the time sewing covers, so I decided to go with the hot glue gun method. I already had some red bins leftover from my teaching days and they are currently holding all of the fun miscellaneous stuff in our laundry room. I decided to continue with the theme and used a black chevron fabric with red ribbon.
I think it turned out pretty cute and it's perfect for what I needed it for. I ended up just leaving the flaps and tucking them in instead of cutting them off with a box cutter like they do in the tutorial. I glued the fabric onto the flaps and then tucked it under. It's not the prettiest on the inside but no one will be seeing the inside so I don't think it's a big deal.
And here is what it looks like in it's new home:
Now I just need some cute chalkboard labels for my red bins and I will be all set!
I wouldn't recommend this project if you are planning on using the boxes every day because I just don't think they would be sturdy enough unless you reinforce them. Mine will be sitting up on the shelf most of the time so I think it will serve it's purpose well.
If you are looking for an easy project that only takes about 30 minutes, this is definitely the project for you. You don't need a lot of materials and it's super easy.
I actually have two more boxes that I plan to cover but I just haven't gotten around to them yet. I'm still recovering from the glue gun burns I got the first time around...