DIY Diaper Box Upcycle

Hey Everyone!

This DIY is especially near and dear to my heart since I am such an organization freak! Im obsessed with boxes and containers for storage…especially the pretty ones πŸ˜‰ . Β Also, I think any creative person would agree with me when I say that I hate to part withΒ things that I think could be used for something else down the road. Β In this case… a really strong box and a whole lot of extra baby swaddles. Β So without further ado, here is what you will need for this project:

  • a baby swaddle
  • a diaper box (however this is not mandatory…really you could use any size box you would like that has a full bottom and sides)
  • a hot glue gun
  • paint
  • scissors
  • rope
  • box tape

DIY Basket-3Start by reinforcing the bottom opening of the box with tape. Β Then, remove the top opening flaps with scissors.

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Drape your swaddle blanket over the opening of the box and spread the swaddle to the corners of the box with your finger tips (as shown below).

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Next, run a line of hot glue around the top edges of the box. Β Do this gradually while pressing down the swaddle as you glue. Β Be sure to evenly gather the extra fabric around the box so that it is not all gathered in just one section.

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Once your finished, trim the excess swaddle fabric around the edges of the box.

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Now this is the fun part! Starting from the top corner of the box, hot glue the beginning of your rope. Β Press firmly for about Β 7-10 seconds or until the glue dries enough that the rope will not fall off. Β Continue to glue the rope around the box, making endless circles until you have reached the end. Β When gluing, you do not need to do a continuous line of hot glue; Β instead you can do a small dollop every 2-3 inches.

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Once you have finished gluing the rope around the box you are finished! Β If you want to get the painted stripe at the bottom of the box, tape off the section of the box you would like painted. Β Either using spray paint or a brush and paint, paint the bottom half of your box.

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There are so many ways you can decorate your new Upcycled Diaper Box. Β Feel free to add different types of rope or other decorating materials like pom-poms. Β I would love to see what you all come up with! Β Comment below with any questions or comments and be sure to share pictures of your DIY Upcycled Diaper Box using #ohsomonaDIY .

-Mona πŸ™‚

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