Woven Top Remote Box – Clearance Upcycle


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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