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DIY: boxes and boxes for the bathroom


Photo: deco & style

From old to new

From old fruit baskets and wooden boxes we make beautiful bathroom accessories.

Scandinavian look: 2 fruit baskets for the bathroom

You need this:

  • 2 fruit baskets (ask the greengrocer)
  • Emery paper (hardware store)
  • Spray paint in white (craft shop)
  • Cotton fabrics in pink and red-beige (department store)
  • double-sided adhesive tape (eg from Tesa, department store)
  • Saw or sharp knife
  • fabric scissors
  • scissors

That's how it's done:

1. Saw handles off the fruit baskets, this may possibly also a sharp knife can be used.

2. Sand edges.

3. Spray baskets in white. Let dry. Repeat if necessary.

4. Coarsely cut two strips of fabric per basket, one for the longitudinal direction and the other across the basket.

5. Turn the strips of cloth at the edges, place them one after the other in the basket, if necessary cut them a bit more.

6. Fix the edges to the basket with double-sided adhesive tape.

Grandma's Heritage: Wooden Box

You need this:

  • differently sized chip boxes (department store or craft shop)
  • Fabric (department store)
  • double-sided adhesive tape (eg from Tesa, craft shop)
  • Chalk pen (department store)
  • Band (eg of Rico Design; craft shop)
  • Lace ribbon (department store)
  • tape measure
  • fabric scissors
  • Iron

That's how it's done:

1. Measure the circumference of the boxes with the measuring tape.

2. Cut fabric (+ 1 cm seam allowance on each side) accordingly.

3. Fabric edge beating, so that a clean edge is created.

4. Cover the box with double-sided adhesive tape and fix the fabric on it.

5. Use the lid of the box as a template and transfer contours to the fabric with the chalk pen.

6. Cut out the material circle slightly larger.

7. Stick the cloth circle to the lid with double-sided adhesive tape. Slit the protruding material slightly and secure it with adhesive tape on the inside of the lid.

8. Glue lid rim and box with different ribbons as you like.

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