It was supposed to be simple. Fabric. Spray adhesive. Scissors. That was the supply list...
I spied with my little eye some boxes that would work perfectly for book storage. I was at Target. The boxes were sitting empty in a notebook display. I put them in my cart and asked the cashier if I could have them. She gave me that whatever-would-you-want-those-for look, but shrugged her shoulders and said, "Sure."
The supply list looked more like this: spray adhesive, fabric, scissors, fabric glue, glue gun, glue sticks, needle, thread, fabric marker, freezer paper, and TIME. The tricky part was deciding how to cover all the unfinished edges in a neat and tidy fashion. I ended up covering a freezer paper template of the box side with fabric. I then handstitched the fabric-covered template to the side of the box. It sounds a lot more confusing than it really is. Long story short, the unfinished edges are covered up.I am pretty satisfied with the result.
It took much more time and thought than I'd anticipated. I have a second book box to cover. It's going to have to wait a while for its stylish makeover. Other projects are calling my name.
By the way, do you see my new book sitting right in front? I found Joelle Hoverson's book, Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts, at JoAnn. I used a fifty percent off coupon. Hmmm? A book I've been admiring... A coupon that needed to be used.... It was meant to be. Life is good.