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Monday, May 21, 2012

More Than Just A Box

I have a fixation with covered boxes.  All different styles and sizes, and a lot of them are in use in various places in the house.  But I hadn't tried making my own, until recently. 

I got a Keurig last summer, and since then I've had a problem with what to do with all those K Cups.  I thought about tossing them in a basket, but that's so normal, and I absolutely refuse to pay $25 for a spinning rack to hold them in--puhleeze!  Not too long ago I bought a box of Gloria Jean's coffee, and really liked the box..........lightbulb moment.   A few weeks ago I decided to do something about it!

Here is a before shot of the naked box:



I assembled tools and materials.  I chose red themed paper since I have a lot of red accessories in my kitchen.





I measured all the sides:





And then I started cutting and gluing!




I cut the plaid just slightly larger than the measurements so that I could overlap the edge a bit.  The solid red was cut just slightly thinner to make lining things up easier.

Voila!  Sure beats an ugly Gloria Jeans box, doesn't it?