Wednesday, August 18, 2010

mien storage box

ikea saves the day again. after many years of searching for a jewelry box that wasn't hideous, i found this gem at ikea:

while it could stand to be bigger, it's an excellent companion jewelry tree i have (also from ikea).

what the box did need was some cushion... a nicely patterned cushion. so while there are several different always i could have approached these lightly padded "cushions", i went with a somewhat unconventional route. 

as i am still excited about my recent appliqued onesies, and am currently in possession of a large quantity of felt (more on this later), i decided to once again fuse cotton fabric and felt using double stick fusible web. the webbing just prevents the edges of the patterned fabric from getting frayed, and also adds a slight rigidity.

want one too?
all you'll need (besides the box) is:
1 piece of patterned fabric of your choice 5 1/2" x 10 3/4" (i used heather bailey's pop sway fabric)
1 piece of felt of your choice 5 1/2" x 10 3/4"
1 piece of double stick fusible web adhesive sheets ( i use steam a seam 2)

follow the instructions on the package on how to adhere the pieces together (use the base of the box lid to trace the shape of the cushion), and stitch around the edges. 


  1. This is super cute. They fit so perfectly! I love it.

  2. Very cute! And I didn't realise Ikea had jewellery trees. I must go there and check them out!

  3. @ lorraine: i don't think they sell jewelry trees at ikea anymore, but if you're able to find them, they are very nice-minimalistic. they only came in odd colors, but the husband painted mine white for me.

  4. Such a nice information of useful and attractive boxes. You can find here the information about Treasure Chest boxes.



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