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To keep all my fabrics and paper tidy
Continuing my great tidy-up! I love mod podge! A new discovery for me, and the art shop behind my house sells it ^squeak of joy^
Tip: Use boxes that have quite loose fitting tops, as you need to allow for 2 layers of denim after covering the box and lid.

Posted by Holly B. from Dorset, England, United Kingdom • Published See Holly B.'s 26 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Cut legs of old pair of jeans up the inside leg seams, and cut off the legs to give two large (depending on size of previous owner!) pieces.

  • Step 2

    Buy a couple of cardboard organiser boxes and paint with glue, sticking large pieces of denim as you go and smoothing out any wrinkles.

  • Step 3

    Take a selection of flattish buttons and decoupage with paper using mod podge or other glue. I then varnished/sealed mine with mod podge

  • Step 4

    Stick decorated buttons to the front of the box with superglue/hot glue.

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Sell C.
Sell C. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US
I used a glue stick on mine and some old sea glass as well as jeans I will take a picture of it and upload it after my final exams are over.
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Holly B.
Holly B. · Dorset, England, GB · 28 projects
I used PVA school glue to glue the denim as it is much cheaper than mod podge and it took quite a lot.
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Lady Lolita
Lady Lolita · Taft, California, US
Cute cute cute!
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Kearyn Malia
Kearyn Malia · Santa Cruz, California, US · 2 projects
very cool. I have tons of jeans that are too big for me now and tons of boxes full of random crap. Thanks for the project!
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Kameeri
Kameeri · Leiden, Zuid-Holland, NL · 10 projects
Wow! I love this! I keep my small fabric pieces in a dull shoe box which could use some decoration : )

Did you glue the denim on the boxes with mod podge? Or with other glue?
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kaludesign
kaludesign · Austin, Texas, US · 19 projects
so adorable. Happy
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Jasmin N.
Jasmin N. · Campbell River, British Columbia, CA · 9 projects
omg, im going to make one of these with my paint covered jeans.
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1398 projects
Those look fantastic, it's amazing to think they're DIY. I could imagine paying loads for these in a shop.
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1398 projects
Those look fantastic, it's amazing to think they're DIY. I could imagine paying loads for these in a shop.
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