I had to buy Simon some new shoes this past week and I found some that came in a mostly square and sturdy box. My Mom was here and she suggested I cover it and use it as decoration. So I thought about where I would want to put it and decided that the band-aids in the boys bathroom needed a special box. Then I found some paper in my scrapbook supplies that fit with the color scheme of the bathroom. I chose a striped paper for the lid and a solid green color that matches for the sides of the box.
After finding the paper I wanted to work with I used the box itself to give me my measurements. I just measured the paper to the edge of the box. I didn't want to try to wrap the paper under the lid or over the lips of the box. After measuring I used my paper cutter to cut the paper into strips for the sides of the box and a square for the lid of the box.
I papered the sides of the box first. I brushed a coat of Mod Podge onto the side and then placed the paper on, smoothing as I went. I did this for each side. There was a little overlapping at the corners but I pressed one side down and then the other side over it and smoothed with my thumb.
Then I papered the lid. I brushed a coat of Mod Podge on the lid and then just eye-balled the middle of the paper to place the lid on. If I had been smart, I would have traced the middle of the paper with the box lid so that I would know exactly where to put it. It turned out alright though. After smoothing out the top I did the same process with the sides and used a gift wrap fold on the corners. Then I let it dry.
Here is the finished product. I think it turned out rather well for my first time Mod Podging a box.
Here's the box in it's new repurposed state--holding our band-aids.
I decided to take this plain white cabinet
and use the same striped paper that I used on the box to give it some color. I just used Scotch tape here on the backs of the strips of paper and I put them in different directions to create the V-pattern.
Here is the cabinet all finished and you can even see the matching box below it.