This week on the CSI Project the challenge is a Martha Stewart inspired project. Well if you search her site and browse through her magazines there are 1000’s of projects to choose from. Mine is just a mini project but click on the CSI Project to view more.
I was perusing through the Martha files and saw these fabric covered boxes. I didn’t do mine exactly the same. I didn’t use fusible webbing. I kept it easy with this… I had an old gift box that my husband got with his Starbucks French Press a couple of years ago. I have a love obsession with boxes, passed down from generation to generation in my family, so I kept it. It was the perfect size to house all of my magazines. I dusted it off and removed the foam inserts.
Next I sprayed the top of the box and adhered the fabric. I did the same to the sides and the underneath. I didn’t cut the corners like the tutorial said because I wanted the “wrapped present look.” So I cut them down and then hot glued the excess down.
Then I got a bookplate out of my stash and drilled holes through the box and added little brads to hold it in place. I keep it by my bedside so I can leaf through inspiring magazines before I go to bed at night and then I will dream about crafty projects…it works. Hey, don’t knock it until you try it! Did you link up to the CSI Project this week? Come on over and check it out.