Ideas for covering cardboard boxes?

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  1. TeacingnTN

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    I went to Staples Sunday and snagged two of the boxes that the 1 cent folders were in. I just talked to the manager again and they are going to hold more for me. I am wondering if any of you have any ideas on how I could cover these boxes. I can use them the way that they are, but I would like to cover them and make them more attractive. Any ideas?
     
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    How about using the sticky bookcovers, shelf liner paper or colorful contact paper? Sometimes the sticky stuff like that can be hard to manuver and put on without bubbles, but I would think that any of those things would likely hold up better than using wrapping paper per say.
     
  4. thecottage

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    Decopage? Shelf liner would be good as it's washable and sturdy. Wrapping paper? My FIL gets them from work, and we use them at home, too.
     
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    Mod Podge! I have to admit, I mod podge just about everything these days. But it's great, because it dries into a nice, water resistant coating over whatever you decorate with (stickers, drawings, etc.)
     
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    I also recommend Mod Podge- use it and it really works!
     
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    what's mod podge?? never heard of it!
     
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    It's a thick white glue-like paste that you can decoupage with and it dries clear leaving a shiny finish (I think you can get in matte finish as well.) It works as a glue for sticking stuff down and as a top coat. Great stuff.

    http://www.plaidonline.com/apMP.asp
     
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    I would use contact paper. But the modge podge idea would allow you to coustomise the boxes with your theme. (but would be a lot more work).
     
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    You can even cover with fabric and do a watery-glue wash over the whole thing using a foam brush.
     
  11. teacherbell

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    You could modge podge wrapping paper on the boxes. You might be able to find some that goes along with your theme. Modge Podge also comes in a glitter finish if you want to get really fancy!
     
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    I just found a roll of stickable fabric (like contact paper, but fabric) at the Christmas Tree Shop. It is Delta Brand, so I'm sure they have that at craft stores too. I just started covering carboard boxes too.
     
  13. Lydia

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    I've covered shoe boxes in contact paper to make pretty photo/storage boxes. It's pretty easy to do.
     
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    You could also spray paint the boxes!
     

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