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Centsational Girl Fabric-Covered Craft Box DIY!

Hi, everyone! It’s Kate from the Centsational Girl blog, happy to be featuring a fun DIY project created with some of Annie’s fabulous fabrics! Covering plain boxes from a craft store is a project that results in stylish storage for your bookcases or home office. Here’s how to make them!

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What you’ll need:

  • About 1/2 yard of fabric per box, more if the box is large
  • Wood boxes; find these at a craft store like Michaels
  • Fabric glue, and a brush to apply it
  • Staple gun and staples (for thicker fabrics)


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How to do it:

1. Cut the fabric to the size of the box and allow for enough fabric to wrap around all four sides.

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2. With your staple gun, secure the first long side of the box with a few staples inside and close to the middle.

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3. Apply a thin coat of glue to the bottom of the box and smooth the fabric as you rotate it around so that it lays flat along the bottom.

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4. Staple the second side along the interior of the box, concentrating the staples toward the middle.

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5. Trim a piece of remaining fabric on the unwrapped sides so that you can easily wrap it up and around the edge without bulky excess.

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6. Add an additional layer of glue to the sides.

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7. Fold the trimmed fabric up and over the side of the box and secure it tight with the staple gun.

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8. Repeat the same process for the lid, but keep the fabric stapled to the bottom edge of the lid to avoid the box becoming too difficult to close due to excess layers of fabric.

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In less than an hour, you can create two stylish storage boxes for housing office supplies or mementos!

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Centsational Girl » Blog Archive » DIY Fabric Covered Boxes + Giveaway May 2, 2013 at 11:57 am

[…] To read the step by step, hop on over to Annie’s Fresh American blog to read today’s post on how to make fabric covered boxes! […]

Laura O May 2, 2013 at 12:52 pm


I loved the Treehouse Linen fabric. I’d use it to make a duvet cover. Thanks for the opportunity.

Lindsey H. May 2, 2013 at 1:04 pm

I love the Links Tin fabric! So pretty!

Darnetha @ ChippaSunshine May 2, 2013 at 1:09 pm

I would choose the Hot House Floral Summer cut!

Lindsay L. May 2, 2013 at 1:28 pm

I love your project, I would choose Ila slate..thanks!

Laura May 2, 2013 at 1:29 pm

I love how many fabrics have orange in them! It’s by far my favorite color, and I’m trying to pull it into every room in the house in some way.

Laura May 2, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Whoops, forgot to answer the question! Hot House Summer Floral is my favorite.

Stacey P. May 2, 2013 at 1:41 pm

The June Stripe Cut Yardage is my favorite! So pretty.

Katie F May 2, 2013 at 1:47 pm

I really love the Toadstool Multi pattern!

Jana May 2, 2013 at 2:32 pm

I love both of the Hot House Florals!

Linda May 2, 2013 at 2:38 pm

I love the Links Key Lime… I want to border white curtain panels with this fabric in my family room/kitchen… so bright and fresh!

Gwen May 2, 2013 at 2:39 pm

I would totally go for that Links Tin Fabric and make some Euro Pillows~ gorgesous!

Sharon May 2, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Love the Happy Poppies print. 🙂

sarajane May 2, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Ooh, that was a hard decision, but ILA Chocolate won out.

susan May 2, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Love Links in Tin!

Michele May 2, 2013 at 2:55 pm

I love the “July Stripe” — it just makes me smile and picture Summertime! I’ve got some paper crates in my closet that could really use a fabric makeover!

Chaney May 2, 2013 at 2:57 pm

I love the Hot House Floral Summer fabric!

Korrie@RedHenHome May 2, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Love the October stripes fabric!

Jane May 2, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Love the fabric covered boxes – would choose Links tin grey as a favorite.

Erika W. May 2, 2013 at 3:56 pm

I would use the Links Tin Cut Yardage to make a headboard for our master bedroom bed!!

Linda Little May 2, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Love all but if I had to choose one it would be the July stripe.

Lisa May 2, 2013 at 4:36 pm

the hot house floral for fall. love it.

Lori L. May 2, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Lovin’ the Happy Poppies Blue!

Elizabeth G @ Coupon Lizzi May 2, 2013 at 5:19 pm

I would use the Happy Poppies Slate!

Priscilla May 2, 2013 at 5:20 pm

I really like the Links Key Lime fabric.

Afsana May 2, 2013 at 6:01 pm

I love the Scramble Tin pattern! It would be perfect with my living room sofa.

Katie May 2, 2013 at 6:04 pm

I love Toadstool Russet!

Lori H May 2, 2013 at 6:11 pm

I love the Links Tobacco for some kitchen cushions!

Mary May 2, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Hot House Summer Floral? Hard to choose.

Susan M. May 2, 2013 at 6:34 pm

The Links Tobacco please!

Zoe May 2, 2013 at 7:04 pm

I would use Dash stripe slate for pillows for my porch chairs. Thanks.

Mysty May 2, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Happy Poppies Blue Cut Yardage for throw pillows in the family room.

Ginny G. May 2, 2013 at 7:29 pm

I love the Happy Poppies Blue Cut.

Lisa May 2, 2013 at 9:38 pm

I love the cabana stripe wide cut. So bright and stripey!

Donna Mitchell May 2, 2013 at 9:43 pm

love the cabana stripe wide cut goes with everything

Christine at Sweet Macedonia May 2, 2013 at 11:16 pm

Love the Happy Poppies in Blue. Would make pillow covers, table runner and a valance for my kitchen window. 🙂

vicki May 3, 2013 at 12:51 am

I love the happy poppy blue fabric and the blue and green links key fabric!

Kristen May 3, 2013 at 12:56 am

I love that hot house fabric you used! That or toadstool.

Lora May 3, 2013 at 1:07 am

I’d make some throw pillows from Edelweiss Crewel Black.

kelli May 3, 2013 at 2:24 am

hot house floral summer cut – so pretty!!!!!!

Cindie May 3, 2013 at 6:24 am

Would love new couch pillows in all these. Hard to choose!

Nicole Shah May 3, 2013 at 7:25 am

I’m in love with the Happy Poppies Blue and have the perfect chair to upholster it in.

Anne with an e May 3, 2013 at 7:33 am

The toadstool print!

karen campanaro May 3, 2013 at 7:42 am

I would like to make Spring pillows with Links Key Lime Cut Yardage.

Lisa G May 3, 2013 at 8:13 am

Shalini Terracotta/Slate is my favorite

Tracey May 3, 2013 at 8:20 am

WOW – Toadstool Multi – it just SINGS to me! Great giveaway – thanks for the chance to win!

Karen G May 3, 2013 at 8:22 am

I simply adore the Links Tobacco. I think it would stand out in our bedroom with South African masks, West African leather art and Haida paintings. Just beautiful!

elaine simmons May 3, 2013 at 8:36 am

“Whitney” wins out for me!

Susan Morgan May 3, 2013 at 8:38 am

I love the Cape Calm fabric for bedding! Beautiful!

Dori May 3, 2013 at 8:53 am

Tough choice but I think I’d have to go with Hot House Floral Spring Cut

Bonnie P May 3, 2013 at 9:07 am

Links Key Lime is my pick.

lj jasper May 3, 2013 at 9:08 am

Scramble Tin – that’s the one!

Michele R. May 3, 2013 at 9:10 am

Scramble Tin – lovely

patti May 3, 2013 at 9:10 am

I would use Happy Poppies Pink to decorate my new craft room!

Alissa May 3, 2013 at 9:11 am

Wrap me in Happy Poppies in pink….enough said!

Karen May 3, 2013 at 9:14 am

I love Happy Poppies in blue.

Mary May 3, 2013 at 9:16 am

Love the June and July striped fabrics, they remind me of cute awnings!

Robin May 3, 2013 at 9:18 am

Interlaced Matlasse love the lines. Lots of other great fabrics. Thanks

Robin May 3, 2013 at 9:19 am

Interlaken silly autocorrect!

Lisa Martin-Gerdes May 3, 2013 at 9:55 am

Very clever idea-thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa Martin-Gerdes May 6, 2013 at 5:43 pm

I love the Tree House Linen!

Beth Popowski May 3, 2013 at 9:56 am

Links in tin! Not the most colorful, but I need it to calm down all the other color I have going on!!

clanmama May 3, 2013 at 10:15 am

I would love the Hot House Floral Summer or the Happy Poppies Pink!

Megan May 3, 2013 at 10:33 am

The Toadstool Peacock Cut is so bright and fun.

kelly May 3, 2013 at 10:56 am

I love the Hot House Floral Spring Cut fabric!

Kimberly May 3, 2013 at 11:22 am

I like the Scramble Tin Cut Yardage.

Linda Stegall May 3, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Beautiful colors–especially like the Toadstool Peacock and Toadstool Verdi.

Asha May 3, 2013 at 12:30 pm

lovely fabric!!

Tamara Wood May 3, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Love Love Love fabric “Edelweiss Crewel Aqua” its just lovely!!!!!

Stephanie Chandler May 3, 2013 at 1:01 pm

I love the Toadstool Verdi! Looks so fresh!

Suzi May 3, 2013 at 1:18 pm

I like a lot of the fabrics but my favorite is SHALINI IVORY/RASPBERRY.

laura May 3, 2013 at 1:23 pm

I love the Scramble Tin fabric. So pretty.

Leah May 3, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Loving all the Links patterns

Leah May 3, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Loving the Links patterns!

Auntiepatch May 3, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Ila Slate if my favorite!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime May 3, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Cabana Stripe Wide Cut Yardage is my favorite and I’ll use it for duvet.

Meg May 3, 2013 at 2:34 pm

I love the happy poppies!

S. Wilkerson May 3, 2013 at 3:05 pm

I love the Happy Poppies Blue Cut Floral but most of the fabric is too bright for my place – so I would choose Interlaken White Matelassé – the white will work. 🙂

Merry May 3, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Shalini bluemarine is a favorite! Beautiful!

Sally May 3, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Those turned out so cute!! Adds alot of color to the bookshelf! I would chose Toadstool Multi cut 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

Talia Yourell May 3, 2013 at 9:25 pm

I love the Hot House Summer floral! I would use it to make a pillow for my living room and to cover the boxes in my kitchen.

Ashleigh H May 3, 2013 at 9:56 pm

I LOVE their October Stripe! So gorgeous!

Martha May 3, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Please put my name in the hat. Thanks, Martha

kathy from ct May 4, 2013 at 7:12 am

Hot House Floral is sublime

Elizabeth H May 4, 2013 at 8:21 am

I love the Hot House Floral and many others! Beautiful colors, prints and stripes! Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

Jennifer Johnson May 4, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Toadstool Peacock! I love turquoise!!

Meghan Finley May 4, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Scramble Tin Cut Yardage

Michelle May 4, 2013 at 10:19 pm

I love the monthly stripes…mall of them! And my box fetish would be scratched by covering a few in any one of your fabrics.

Sally Shepard May 5, 2013 at 12:33 pm

I would love to make a bench cushion from the hot house floral…summery porch 🙂

Sandy N May 5, 2013 at 6:36 pm

I love the Shalini Terracotta-Slate Cut. I would love to recover my dining room chairs in it. Thanks for the opportunity!

Jayne May 6, 2013 at 8:16 am

The Hot House Floral!

Amanda Boerst May 6, 2013 at 8:29 am

I love the Honfleur Linen Cut Yardage!

Kim O'Donoghue May 6, 2013 at 9:02 am

A fun spring project to make with these beautiful fabrics!

Taramarie May 6, 2013 at 10:30 am

So many beautiful fabrics!
Hot house floral or the June or July stripes.

Melissa May 6, 2013 at 11:19 am

The Links Pink for accent pillows. The pattern would look great with my daughter’s new bedding.

amy williams May 6, 2013 at 11:27 am

Links Indigo Cut Yardage

Cristina May 6, 2013 at 12:59 pm

I love the Links Tin Fabric!!

Rebecca May 6, 2013 at 2:52 pm

would love some indoor/outdoor pillows and so many awesome fabrics to choose from!


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