I love love love these felt boxes from How About Orange. So stinking cute! Plus who can say no to extra storage right?
I mostly followed her instructions.
Measuring & Cutting
Here are the tweaks I made:
- My felt was in 12 x 12 sheets so, I decided to make larger boxes (hers were 9×9 sheets). In order to make sure I was using the right measurements, I did a test run using a 12×12 sheet of scrapbook paper.
It worked really well, and I figured out that the box portion is made by dividing the sheet up into thirds.
The cover portion needs to be twice the side of a finished box plus a quarter inch. My box has sides of 4″, so I cut my covers from a piece measuring 8.25″x8.25″
2. I didn’t want to use my heat gun (full disclosure, I’m not sure where it is!), and the first glue I used didn’t work at all, even though it claimed to be appropriate for using with fabric. I think it just wasn’t tacky enough. The proof:
Luckily I had another kind of glue that was much tackier, and worked a charm. It got all over my fingers too, and now I have the additional pleasure of peeling glue off my skin. Remember doing that?
Perfect Craft Storage
These boxes are pretty cute, and I think I will make more, but try stitching them together instead – I can see it being interesting with embroidery stitches down the side. The paper version is super easy to make and sturdy too, so I’ll also be making more of those.
Do you think you will try making some? Pin the image below to save to your idea file!