Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fabric Boxes

Fabric covered boxes are a stylish storage solution that can be made to suit any room theme, colour scheme or personal preference. They also make gifts to friends and family that extra bit special.

Here’s how I got on making fabric box’s at An Grianán with Mary Coonan.

The Kit, starting at €12 depending on box size, contained pieces of board and instructions. There was also glue, Masking tape, and a vast collection of fabrics to choose form. I chose the A4 box, perfect for storing documents, and fan patterned fabric to suit the colour scheme and style of my room.

Mary was always on hand to give face to face instruction and when combining that with the written instructions getting the perfect box was fool proof. The only troublesome part of this process is that the glue gets everywhere but this is quickly fixed with a damp cloth.

Mary, as always, had a very extensive selection of fabrics and items to suit all personal preferences and price ranges. Above are some of the other boxes made by my class’s mates that day.

So go ahead! Why not make a box for your nieces wedding shoes, for your son’s gadgets, for you aunt’s pearls. Or just some wonderful stylish storage for yourself.

For more information contact An Grianán at or 041 9822119

Mary Coonan is the owner of Gléasta which offers a range of unique handmade handbags, and gifts for all occasions. Marys Items can be found at An Grianán and ICA events

1 comment:

  1. this is a great idea looks a bit challenging will give it a try for my craft Christmas gifts