Clutter always looks better in a basket (or box)

When our boys were little there were toys and books all over the place.  I discovered early on that if you put the clutter in a cute basket, suddenly you can call the mess “decorative.”

In the vain I thought about all the sewing stuff I have sitting around…all the fabric for a quilt, the embroidery threads and fabric for Christmas gifts, etc. If I put it in something-voila!  It looks intentional.

box with fabric

Here in St. Louis we have a service called “Fruit My Cube.” They deliver fruits and veggies to our work each week. I have collected many of their boxes–nice size and very sturdy–just not in keeping with my studio theme.

fruit 1

Time for a little fabric magic. I used some white card stock to prevent the print from showing through.

fruit 3fruit 2

Then I covered the box with some aqua chevron fabric I had. I I used some spray adhesive and basically wrapped it like a present.


Not bad, but it needed a little something more. A handle perhaps?

Grommet 1box 3

Picked up the grommets and cotton cording at Jo-Ann’s and I was ready to go.

box 4 It was a little challenging cutting through the thick corrugated cardboard. Next time I’ll pick the thinner side of the box 🙂

I added the grommets and the rope. Love it!

box 6box 5

Here is the red version.

box 8 I think any clutter I have will look better in one of these boxes!



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