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"Over the years I have made several of these. Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that these boxes -when used in the pictured position- are not strong enough on their own to hold very many books or magazines for very long. Eventually they will sag and become an eyesore. Preventing the eyesore from happening is simple - turn the boxes on their side once they are completed, and Voila! They are an EXCELLENT way to wrangle in all that clutter and chaos we often find throughout our home and office. There is also another way to make them strong and that is to REINFORCE THEM. Personally, I like to do this when I need to use the boxes for flimsier items like loose papers that have a tendency to curl on their edges if stored on their sides or when not packed tightly. Reinforcing the boxes means you can put a lot more weight into them even while they are laying flat like they are in the picture. I reinforce my boxes with a very thin wood that can be purchased at almost any hardware store - it is called Louon (my spelling is probably off but it is pronounced LEW-ON). It is very cost-effective and extremely easy to work with. Add to this that it is VERY VERSATILE and you have a great solution to making even very flimsy projects much more stable. I hope this helps! BTW USPS boxes are legal to use BUT ONLY if you PURCHASED them OR they are USED. IF you are thinking about using new boxes that were FREE from the USPS Priority Mail Services - then you would be breaking the law. New FREE Boxes MUST be used only for Mail. Boxes that are Purchased or Used should be OK."

Fancy Rubber Gloves

Make dish-washing glamorous with this fun and easy sewing project, perfect for a homemade Mother's Day gift. Add an oilcloth ruffle and ribbon or ric-rac border to boring rubber gloves for fashionable housework. Project designed by Little Birdie Secrets. Find this craft project and 18 other Mother's Day crafts in the Mother's Day Crafts: Blogger Edition 2010 eBook.
 

Fancy Rubber Gloves
 

Materials:

  • Household rubber gloves (Walmart has white ones, Target has blue--check dollar stores, too)
  • Oil Cloth (¼ yd. cut is enough)
  • Ribbon or trim
  • Sewing machine
  • Hot glue gun

Materials

Instructions:

  1. Put the gloves on and measure around the end (largest part of the glove that is on your arm). You want your finished, pleated oilcloth to be ½ an inch larger than this measurement. My gloves were 10 inches around so I wanted my pleated oilcloth to be 10 ½ inches long.
     
  2. Cut your oilcloth. I cut my oil cloth to be 4 inches wide and approximately 37 inches long. Pleat the oilcloth by making small folds (about 1/4" to 1/2" long) and sewing over the fold across entire piece.

    Sewing Oilcloth
     
  3. Take the short edges of the oil cloth, put them right sides together, and sew them using a ¼" seam. You should now have a ring of pleated oilcloth.

    Sewing Oilcloth 2
     
  4. Slide the glove onto your sewing machine. Place the oilcloth wrong-side out on the machine over the glove, leaving a 1/2" of glove at the top, and stitch together.

    Sewing to Gloves
     
  5. This step is optional, but very cute. Use pinking shears to cut the unsewn, bottom edge of the oilcloth.

    Pinking Shears Edge
     
  6. Hot glue coordinating ribbon around the glove, leaving two long tails on the top of the glove (if you want a bow). Tie the tails in a bow. Tip: It's easier to tie the bow if you can have someone else wear the gloves while you do it.
     
  7. Go do those dishes like the hot mama that you are!

    Fancy Rubber Gloves
     
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I would like to say that most (if not all) Wal Marts are removing the Fabric Departments from their stores. This includes Oil Cloth, also. It will be a sad day when crafters and sewing people cannot buy fabric at an affordable price. The $1.00 and $2.00 per yard are my favorites for crafting. Please, those of you who shop at the Craft Departments of Wal Mart, write a letter to Wal Mart and tell them how important this department is to you. Maybe if they get enough letters concerning this matter, Wal Mart will consider ceasing the removal of the Fabric choices that we so appreciate for our sewing and crafting. Thank You, Theresa Rentfro PS--Go to the Wal Mart website to email a request, if you prefer.

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