I just LOVE making something cute and useful out of garbage!!
I have’t had time to make anything for several weeks – I’ve been chomping at the bit to create. We’ve finally slowed down enough to start enjoying summer.
A while back I bought some Natural Jute (a VERY large roll), for wrapping some upcycled bottles and jars.
I’ve been trying to think of other projects to use my jute. As I pulled the last tissue out of the Kleenex box, this vision came to me. Why not? Can’t hurt to try.
I started with a tissue box, cut the top at diagonals, removed the plastic, and glued the flaps down.
Then I spread Tacky Glue on my box, and started wrapping and gluing the jute (from the bottom of the box). To finish the top edge, I cut the jute at an angle and glued down.
Voila! Here’s the box wrapped in jute.
Looked a little unfinished so I decided to make a liner. I went to my stash and found a scrap piece of a canvas drop cloth that I’d used for a previous project (yes, I save nearly everything).
I pulled the canvas over the edges of the box to decide on the length and width, and cut a rectangle to the appropriate dimensions. I centered the box on the canvas and cut squares out of each corner (bottom left photo below). Then I flipped the box over, laid the cut canvas over the box, pinned the edges together as shown bottom right, and sewed it all together.
My box is definitely looking better, but the bottom was a little too flimsy so I decided to cover it with jute too (yes I rescued the Box Top).
Here’s my finished project. Perfect storage for extra washcloths…
What have you rescued from your garbage or recycling bin?
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