Now, on to the project! Remember how I told you guys I finally got my own "studio" to work in? Well, I literally had NO storage for any of my craft supplies. I bought a couple of new, very pretty storage boxes, but was way over budget, and still didn't even have enough to store everything. I had some empty shoe boxes and decided to use them instead of waiting to buy more. To make them prettier, I covered them with maps, and now all my supplies are neatly organized and packed away. Yay! Now it's your turn to try out this cool and simple craft.
1. Start with the lid. Apply a generous amount of glue stick to the top of the lid. Glue it to a piece of map paper that is just big enough to cover the top and sides. Make sure to smooth out any bubbles or bumps. 2. Glue the remaining edges of the paper, and fold over like your are wrapping a present. Apply a lot of glue wherever the paper needs to be stuck down. 3. Now you can start on the bottom of the box. Tape up the sides if they are not smooth, or bulging out any. 4. Place the longer side of the box down on to the wrong side of your map paper. Trace around the perimeter. Add a 1/2 inch around all the sides and cut out. 5. Liberally apply glue to the wrong side of the paper you just cut, and glue to the box. You will be folding the 1/2 inch edges over the top, bottom, and sides. Repeat with the other long side. 6. Lastly, place the shorter ends on to the wrong side of some more map paper and trace. This time, only add 1/2 inch to the top and bottom. Glue the piece down and fold over the top and bottom. Do the same for the other end. When it's dry, apply more glue to any paper that snags, or is not stuck down completely.