Today I’m going to show you how to DIY a Burlap Book Box! I’m so thrilled to be participating in the “Show Your State Pride” Blog Hop that Beckie Farrant put together. You can find the complete listing, with links to all 30 State Pride Projects, over on Beckie’s blog Infarrantly Creative!
You can start today’s tour by visiting my dear friend Wendy over at The Shabby Nest! I’m pretty sure you will adore Wendy’s project so make sure you pay her a visit!
(Pardon the wet nose prints on the book box, my Corgi decided to inspect my materials!)
- Paper Mache Book Box
- Canvas Drop Cloth Fabric ( Or something similar)
- Mod Podge
- Hot Glue Gun
- Creamy Paint (I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White)
- Paint Brush
Step 1: Dry Brush the Paint onto the edges of the book box, where the pages would be. I found that just a couple of swipes across the paper mache, created lines with the brushes, that looked very much like pages!
Here’s a close up. Can you see the lines? It’s really a pretty good effect!
Step 2: Cut your burlap, using the box as a guide, to get it pretty close to same size as the box. Leave a little along the edges, so that you can wrap it under. Then cover the outside of the Paper Mache with the Mod Podge.
Step 3: I worked on one section at a time, painting on the Mod Podge and then pressing the burlap to adhere. Continue until the whole box is covered.
Step 4: Add some Mod Podge along the under edge, then fold the burlap over and finger press to adhere. Trim excess burlap if needed. I had just a couple of spots that didn’t stick with the Mod Podge, so I added a tiny bit of hot glue to those.
Step 5: Download the Printable at the top of the page, and print onto the Canvas Drop Cloth with your InkJet Computer. You can find easy instructions for Printing on Fabric HERE. (You could also Iron the print on if preferred, using Iron On Transfer Paper). After printing the fabric, and trimming it, use your hot glue gun to adhere to the top of the box.
There you go! Now you have a charming box to store things in. And you don’t have to be from Maryland to use it!
You could hide the Remote Control from your TV in it, or great for Coasters, or whatever you like!
Make sure you visit my friend Brittany over at Pretty Handy Girl next and check out her fabulous project as well, she’s the next stop on the hop!
And if you want to show your own State Pride, be sure and link up to the Show Your State Pride Linky party next Monday, September 23rd, on Infarrantly Creative!
I hope you enjoyed this little DIY. Enjoy the rest of the tour!!
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