Yarn Storage Box
Decoupage enthusiast Amy Anderson uses fabric to cover a wood storage box for keeping yarn. She coordinates the cute pear fabric with acrylic paint on the borders and top. Create your own storage box for yarn or anything else. This fabulous project makes a DIY box that is absolutely perfect for any room in your home. By learning how to make a box and decoupage craft idea, you can easily create a multi-use organizer.
This smart, fabric-covered box comes with a top, meaning no matter how messy the clutter looks on the inside of this decoupage idea, the box will look neat and tidy so long as you have the top covered. It could even double as a small coffee table or end table.
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Time to CompleteWeekend project
- FolkArt® Acrylic Paint - Grass Green, Teal — 3 each
- Mod Podge® Fabric & Gloss
- MPI Wood Storage Bin
- 3” Wooden Ball
- Robert Kaufman “Fruit Basket” Fabric, Pear Brown – 1 yard
- 1” Flat Paint Brush
- Craft Glue
- Craft Knife and Mat
How to Decoupage a Yarn Storage Box
You will first want to prepare the fabric before painting. To do this, wash and dry the fabric (do not use fabric softener). Iron and then lay out on a covered work surface. Wax paper is preferable for covering your table. Using a brush, paint a light coat of Fabric Mod Podge onto your fabric. Allow to dry. This will allow you to cut the fabric like paper without frayed edges.
While the fabric is drying, begin painting. Basecoat the inside of the bin and the lid with Teal. Allow to dry.
Basecoat the outside of the bin and the wooden ball with Grass Green. Allow to dry.
You are now going to cut the fabric. Lay the bin down on top of the fabric and trace one side four times. Cut these pieces out using the scissors.
Measure approximately ½” inside your cut line on all four pieces and trim them down using the craft knife.
Adhere these four pieces to the sides using the Gloss Mod Podge. Completely smooth out all air bubbles and allow to dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
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