Monday, August 19, 2013

A DIY Burlap Box

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I made this DIY box shortly after we moved into our apartment this summer.

I didn't take pictures before or while I made it (sorry), but I assure you of three things:  it was time consuming, it wasn't that hard to do, and it used a lot of freaking glue sticks.

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It started off as a cardboard box...a really sturdy cardboard box.  

It was the perfect size to fit in my small entertainment stand...and since right after marriage Tyler and I were moving in together and trying to merge all our things together, I suddenly had to accommodate for a ton of video game equipment in my tiny little entertainment stand.

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I first glued an interior lining fabric to the inside, so it would be easier to clean dust and such things out.  Then I worked from the bottom up gluing the burlap (that was a leftover gunny sack from our wedding) to the exterior of the box.  After several hours and a jar of glue sticks, I now have a good way to conceal (or hide, as Tyler puts it) all the video games!

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Probably the cheapest storage container we own!

(If you're looking for similar gunny sacks, you can buy them at Atwoods).




18 comments:

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  2. yay for hiding the video games!
    Its the best thing ever.
    I don't want to see those cords lying around...

    Looks great. Just need to get some burlap now.

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    1. Haha...yes! Video games really are ugly to see...

      Cheapest way I've found to get burlap is at Atwoods. Not sure if you have that (or other farm type stores) in your area. When I bought the gunny sacks they were $.99 per bag.

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  3. Thanks for linking up to Tell me Tuesday!! I love this box. Feature next week for sure.

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  4. Thanks for linking up to Tell Me Tuesday today. Great box! I need to find some burlap. :)

    -Emily @ myloveforwords.com

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    1. Thanks Emily, hope you'll have the chance to make one!

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  5. How fun is this. I love the burlap bag. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  6. Too Cute and goes with any decor through the seasons as well. Thank you Saxon for sharing this project at the Fluster Buster Party, I'm co hosting today, have a beautiful week, Lizy

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  7. Thank you for sharing this on Thursday SWEET HAUTE Share! I really enjoyed this post.

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    1. Thanks Christina, and thank you as well for hosting the party!

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  8. This turned out so cute! I am featuring this week on Tell Me Tuesday:) Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thanks so much Tori, the feature is greatly appreciated!

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  9. This is such a cute idea! Come link up with us on Friday at http://craftdictator.blogspot.com!!

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  10. Congrats you have been featured at SWEET HAUTE, thanks for linking up at Thursday SWEET HAUTE Share link up party!

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