Friday, February 21, 2014

Butterfly Collapsible Storage Cube

Hello everyone, It's Jutta here today to share with you a pretty way to organize your craft space. 

This Cube is held together by ribbon and is collapsible for storage or shipping.


Cube decorated and in use.


Here you can see how it's decorated on two sides (opposing) using the beautiful Butterflies/ Dragonflies Stamp from Quietfire Design and the other two sides with outline stickers.


Note: I made my cube with five, 3-1/2” square coasters but any heavy box board will do. 


To start I painted around the coaster edges with gold paint marker. 
Next I cut 4 pieces of patterned paper at 3-1/2” x 4" and one piece 3-3/8"x 3-3/8" for bottom.

Then rounded all corners and inked edges in Spun Sugar Distress Ink.

I glued the paper to side coasters first. When all sides were completed I assembled them around bottom piece leaving a slight gap to allow for bending. I glued paper to bottom and let glue dry completely.

The final steps were to punch 3/16" holes and attach grommets and tie up with cord (see photo below) or ribbon.




These cube are fun and easy to make, they can be decorated to suit any room or occasion.

They make a lovely gift on their own or filled with goodies.  

Have a creative day!
Jutta



5 comments:

  1. These are lovely - love the idea. Can see cute Easter baskets, birthday baskets, all kinds of goodies coming out of these. Where do you get your coasters and what size are they? Maybe 3 x 3? Thanks, Jutta - lovely project.

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    1. Thanks Joni, the coasters are 3-1/2" square and are something I've had around for ages. I have made these before with heavy box board too.

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  2. This is stunningly beautiful and such a clever idea! Because we rent and are always moving, this is ideal!!!! What a lovely gift for someone too! Beautiful! TFS!

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  3. what a fabulous project. I might be even tempted to make one.. HAVE a great day

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  4. Better than outside of the box- it is a box!~
    Lovely!

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