Recycling boxes

The amount of waste we ‘produce’ day in and day out is piling up on the surface of the earth. If only we could reuse articles it would take off a great load. However, reusing stuff is often taken up as boring and ugly which is one reason why many things land up in the trash bin.

How about making ‘reuse’ a little exciting and more fun. This following bit of activity is a short and sweet one and in no time you can have two boring looking boxes transformed in to cute storage boxes. Can you guess what these two boxes originally contained?

A little bit of alteration, couple of articles and a torch and cookie box take up a completely different look. This is what you need – fabric, fabric glue (I did not have this then and hence used the normal PVA glue), scissors and a measuring tape.

  • Cut off one side of the box to give you a long boat type container.
  • Measure the box and accordingly cut the desired fabric – one for the interior and one for the exterior. It is just like covering it with paper. A little bit of variation in measurement is allowed as you will be pasting it and not stitching.
  • Apply glue on the exterior and stick the appropriate fabric.
  • Next, apply glue on the interior and paste the other fabric.
  • There, your boxes are ready.

Store whatever you wish to now: