How to make a burlap box

This little project is perfect for a busy life. It didn’t take time and costs about nothing. You’ll learn how to make a burlap box that will impress everyone!

I love to make home decor that doesn’t cost a fortune. This one is made of a cardboard box but who will know that, right?

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Required materials to make a burlap box

How to make a burlap box

So, you got this nice cardboard box from your last Amazon purchase (I can tell you I see a lot of those around here! haha)

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First, remove the top part using your utility knife and a metal ruler.

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If there are dark writings on the box, you’ll have to paint over it or it’s gonna show through the burlap.

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Then, with a hot glue gun, glue the strip of burlap on the bottom of the box first.

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Next, turn the box over to make sure the burlap is flat and apply glue to the inside of the box as illustrated by the yellow line in the picture below.

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Tip: the glue is (of course!) really hot and passes through the burlap. I suggest you use a tool, like a metal ruler to press on the burlap so you don’t burn yourself.

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Don’t worry about your ruler, the glue will come off real easy! 😛

And please keep this to yourself: the inside of the box is still cardboard! The box will be placed high enough that nobody will see inside. So why would I do extra work?  😉 This is really a “project for a busy life” 🙂

Finally, cut the burlap and glue the end on the corner.

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Elements to decorate the box

I decided to decorate the box using crochet flowers I just made with Sewrella‘s (Ashleigh) tutorial. You can use anything you have on hands. I really loved to make these flowers.

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They are really easy to do and she even has a video tutorial to show you how. The blue one is 40+1 stitches and the cream one is 30+1 stitches. For the burlap flower, I just wanted a little bulb so I did 10+1 stitches and only the first row.

Decorate the box

Sew the flowers on the box by passing through the burlap.

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And that’s it! You now know how to make a burlap box for beautiful home decor!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Don’t hesitate to show me your result if you do that kind of pretty box!

Also, check out how to hide electronics using the same box.

And if you like it, don’t forget to Pin it!

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