My First Mod Podge

Awhile back, I snagged a sturdy Lysol box from Costco. I needed a place for magazines that wasn't where the dog could get them (because she would eat anything.) So I put this very unattractive box in my studio and put magazines in it.

And it sat like that for 2 months. Functional, but ugly.

So today I decided to cover it with pretty fabric I had in my stash. Here's how I did it.

First I spray painted box so the lettering wouldn't show through the fabric.

I laid out fabric and wrapped it around the box, using binder clips and clothespins to hold it in place while I pondered how in the world to do this.

A few short measurements and daring cuts into the fabric and I had my plan. One side at a time, I Mod Podged the fabric to the box, using a lint roller to smooth out any wrinkles.

Otis was a big help holding down the fabric. (Yes, I know he's huge!)

Batah bing batah boom – I have a pretty box. It's not perfect and the pattern of the fabric is very forgiving. But now my free functional box is all glammed up.

Hmmm.... What should I Mod Podge next?!

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  1. Jean says:

    Congratulations! Looks great!

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Susan I am a stay-at-home mom with three great kids, a fabulous husband, a cat, and a dog. I enjoy making things (but not cooking), painting, rearranging furniture (that one is genetic), organizing, purging, and most things DIY. Thanks for stopping by! More »