Monday, January 20, 2014 10:12 AM EDT
I can never have enough storage boxes in my home. When you live in a small space and have a ton of everything, storage boxes are the perfect way to stay organized and keep your home looking neat. They’re great for magazines, craft supplies, dog toys (this is exactly what I made this felt box for), extra pillows or blankets etc. This DIY felt storage box with a hint of neon not only looks cool, but is very functional!
What you’ll need:
- Industrial felt (I purchased mine from www.thefeltstore.com)
- Bright coloured twine (I found this cool neon twine from www.omiyage.ca)
- Wool needle
- Fabric pencil or chalk
- Electric drill and drill bits
- Scrap piece of wood
STEP 1: For a 12 x 12-inch finished box measure a 36 x 36-inch square onto your piece of felt and cut it out.
STEP 2: Next, measure 12 inches from each corner and trace out a square on each corner. Cut out each corner so that you are left with a big cross shape. The middle of the cross will become the bottom of your box and the other pieces will become the sides of your box.
STEP 3: On the piece of scrap wood use the ruler and pencil to make markings that are one inch apart. Bring two of the sides that are beside each other together. Lay them flat one on top of the other onto the scrap wood. Begin drilling holes in the felt that are one inch apart using the markings as a guide for your spacing. Make sure you are using a drill bit that is the same diameter as the wool needle.
STEP 4: Thread the twine through the needle. Start at the bottom hole and pull the needle and twine through making sure you are pulling it through both pieces of felt. Tie a double knot to secure.
STEP 5: Continue threading through the holes doing a blanket stitch technique: Thread the next hole starting at the top and when you pull it through make sure the twine passes underneath itself. Repeat with each hole.
STEP 6: When you reach the end secure with a double knot. Repeat this with the three remaining sides.