I Love to Create: Fabric Panel Cubbie

I’m always looking for ways to better organize our ever-shrinking house and all of its contents. My most recent mission: Project Find-a-Place-to-Stash-Baby-Toys-In-the-Living Room (admittedly, mission name needs work ;-)).  Whether you’re tucking away toys however, or covering-up craft supplies I’ve found that the dorm section of your favorite discount store will usually have a solution.  The problem?  That solution rarely has an in-home design aesthetic.  Don’t you worry my Crafties, in this case that dilemma is easily remedied with $1 worth of 2nd-hand fabric and some glue.  Here’s how you can transform a plain plastic cube into a deco-cubbie!

Plastic Cubbie (Mine is the Itso Storage Cube from Target)
1 yd, Thrift Store Fabric
Recycled Cardboard
Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Spray
Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue
  • Measure how big to make each panel.  If you’re using the same cube as I did, panels will be 12 1/8″.
  • Cut 4 panels out of cardboard.
  • Cut 4 panels out of fabric, making them at least a 1/2″ larger around than cardboard pieces.  
  • In a well-ventilated area, cover front of cardboard piece with Tacky Spray.  Center fabric on top and smooth over.  Repeat for each square.

  • Fold extra fabric over the backside of each cardboard panel and Tacky Glue down.
  • Glue a panel to 4 sides of plastic cube.  Let dry.
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