During my preparation for Spring Cleaning I ordered all of my cleaning supplies in advance. That means I am now left with a few too many empty cardboard boxes. If you avoid those pesky store lines like I do for just about anything. You have at least a few empty cardboard boxes laying around. While a majority of the time those empty boxes are a nuisance. Today I am going to share with you a great way to Up-Cycle any and all of your empty cardboard boxes.
Here's What You Need
I choose my local Ace Hardware store to supply me with all that I am going to need for this project. You can purchase your supplies anywhere you can find them. If you already have any or all of these supplies at home then you are one set ahead of me.
*I have only ever used rope made of natural fibers,
but I assume that any rope will work just fine.*
For this project I am repurposing some old amazon shipping boxes.
You can follow suit or use any other size cardboard box you want.
The shipping boxes that I am using come with some pretty strong tape. I however still reinforced them as I recommend you do. It is better to be safe then to be sorry when your building a new craft.
Before you officially begin cut off the four flaps at the top of your box.
However make sure not to toss them out.
You will be needing them latter to make the bottom of your box even stronger. .
I used a multipurpose hot glue with my glue gun.
It worked perfectly.
Once I got the first row really going.
It became increasingly easier to wrap the rope around the box and glue it down.
As I went around the box I put a little glue on the rope and a little on the box.
That way I was able to make the gaps between each row incredibly small.
If your rope runs out just start a new rope and continue to the end.
Drawing a straight line is not one of my fortes.
Trying to wrap a rope around a cardboard box will also end up a little slanted for me.
If you also find that your rope is a little side ways. Do not worry or try to start over.
The next step is sure to cover up an minuet mistakes you made,but before moving on quickly glue your removed top flaps to the bottom of the inside to your box.
This will simply add just a little extra support.
I went with Felt for the inside lining on my box,
but you can pick whatever type of fabric you want.
My box ended up being perfect for our new record collection.
The best part about this project is that you can't even tell that I just used old cardboard boxes. This Up-Cycle DIY is the perfect project for any of us who have an excess amount of cardboard boxes laying around, for those who need to get more organize, for those who want to save a little money, and for those who just love a great DIY craft
If You Don't Have A Box Try This
Just a quick FYI
I made some rope baskets (without the box) about 4 years ago.
They still work amazingly well. They have held magazines, movies, as well as shoes.
I would love to see what you guys create.
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