Fabric covered storage boxes

I have been practicing inexpensive/DIY storage options for when we move next months since we wont be able to bring very much of our stuff. These cute little storage boxes were so fun to make and cost me nothing as I already had all the materials. I’m pretty happy with how they turned out, but let me know what you think.

For this project you will need:

  1. Hot glue gun
  2. scissors
  3. cardboard box
  4. 2 types of fabric (one for the main part and a stiffer fabric for the handle)

To start out, place the cardboard box on top of your main fabric and cut it out in a + shape. Then wrap the ends over the sides, and hot glue them, starting on the inside of the box. Pull them as tight as possible to prevent any baggy fabric. Then, glue down each of the corners, wrapping the fabric on the ends of the box over that on side of the box.


For one of my boxes, I didn’t cut out enough fabric to wrap the inside, so I just used some of the scraps on the inside, gluing them down on the inner corners.

Once you’ve covered the box in your main fabric, take the stiffer fabric and cut out some strips for handles. Glue down the sides, but make sure to leave space in the middle where you can grab the handle. Then, just use any spare fabric to add details to personalize your storage box more.




And that’s it! I really think these make a great alternative to the fabric boxes you can find in the store and are a lot more customizable. I will definitely be making more of these for our new apartment.


Thank you so much for reading! Please let me know in the comments below if you have any DIY storage ideas that I should try out because I would love to hear your ideas!

~ Hannah

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