I’m going to say it right now: I am not artistically inclined in any way. I have a wide skill set, but those skills do NOT include anything involving knitting, sewing, or crafts. Most of the hand-crafted items I have made in the past are serviceable and competant, but not artful in any way. So when I am sharing a craft with you, my dear, patient, forgiving (right??) blog readers, know that this is in no way a tutorial. It’s just a real-life view into my humble attempts to create.
Now that my giant disclaimer is out of the way, I can share what I did yesterday while my children — gasp — played quietly and nicely together.
In February, I saw this gorgeous post by Positively Splendid, where she shows you how to make these beautiful storage baskets out of diaper boxes! Here is what she did:
|Photo by Positively Splendid|
Trying to do the other side. Whoops:
See that giant gap between the edge of the box and the fabric? That’s what happens when you arbitrarily fold over the fabric (to make a clean edge) and don’t pay attention to what you’re doing. I had to undo the folded edge and sort of fudge it to get it to match up on both sides. It’s a good thing spray adhesive takes 30 minutes to set.