When I was a little kid, I had a lot of plastic lunchboxes through the school years...Cabbage Patch Kids, The Lion King, Dinosaurs...you name it. So, I always had extra ones laying around which I would use for purposes other than holding sandwiches and Lunchables. Sometimes I would keep my Crayons and markers in them, Barbie Clothes, snail mail letters, cassette tapes...
These days I have a lot of sewing junk and craft supplies laying around and never enough places to put them or carry them in. *Ping!* Idea!
I saw a little red Thermos lunchbox at my local charity shop for 50 cents the other day and knew it could be turned into something awesome. I also grabbed some scraps of fabric for 75 cents and got to work.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Old lunchbox. Plastic or metal. Your choice.
- Modge Podge
- Fabric Glue
- Large Paintbrush
- Fabric Scraps and some kind of trim. (Pom pom trim is the best choice!)
Step One: Measure the face of the lunchbox. Mine came around to 7" X 5" give or take. Using a large scrap of fabric, cut a background using these given measurements. Make sure it fits but don't worry about matching up the edges as you cover them later.
Step 2: Paint on a thick layer of Modge Podge over the face of the lunchbox. Lay down the background fabric, pressing firmly. Let it dry for a few minutes.
Step 3: Cut out a cute design for your box using fabric scraps. I chose mushrooms for a 1970s vibe. Once you situate your design, apply it to the background using fabric glue.
Step 4: The edges around the box are going to look pretty yucky. Cover them in a pretty trim all the way around using fabric glue. Make sure to press down firmly for a bit as sometimes it doesn't always want to stick. Viola! Pretty new sewing box!
I'm currently using mine to hold all my bias tape.
Go create things out of junk!