Woven Top Remote Box – Clearance Upcycle

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I’m sure you’ve noticed in all my nautical posts, but I’m trying to add pops of navy throughout the house. On one of my ribbon buying rampages at Hobby Lobby, I found an amazing navy and white roll and couldn’t wait to incorporate it somewhere in the living room.

Luckily I didn’t have to wait long. I had some wooden boxes on hand from my favorite area of my favorite store – the Target clearance section! It was the perfect size to hold the TV remotes in the living room, but the glossy blue top wasn’t quite right for us.

BEFORE: Making over a clearance box

 

To make the box fit our decor, I decided to add a woven top using my new ribbon! Step one was cutting ribbon pieces to fit vertically & horizontally on the top. I placed all the horizontal pieces on the top and glued the end of every other piece to the top with super glue. Next I wove the first vertical piece in and out and glued it to the box as well.

How to add a woven top to a pre-made box.

 

To add the remaining rows, I pulled every other horizontal row back so I could glue down the next vertical piece. When it was glued, I switched the rows that were pulled back and added the next vertical row.

 

How to add a woven top to a pre-made box.

 

The pattern was repeated until the entire top was covered. When I was done, it looked great in the living room!

Use a box to hide remotes

 

Here’s a close up!

How to add a woven top to a pre-made box.

This wasn’t the only clearance box I made over this week. I shared my other makeover at My Crafty Spot today. Click on the before photo below to see how I upcycled the green box into a blingy jewelry box. It is quite a transformation!

Jewelry Box-1

 

Post linked up at: Hit Me With Your Best Shot, The Makers, Do Tell Tuesday, Whimsey Wednesday, Link Party Palooza, Remodelaholic Anonymous, Your Designs This Time, Craft Frenzy FridayThe DIYersWow Me WednesdayShow & Tell

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      Melissa George says

      Lol, I know. When we ditched cable, we got a cheap computer to leave attached to the TV all the time because Windows Media Center works like a DVR. So that crazy remote has a scrolly thing to run Windows, plus it’s a keyboard so we can surf the interent on the TV!

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