by Anne Sage of The City Sage
In the chaos and disorganization of life, there are two constants. One: Polka dots and feathers make everything better. Two: When in doubt, cover it in paper. In a recent attempt to get my odds ‘n’ ends under control, I put both rules to into effect—with great success!
I adore the look of boxes that have been customized using fabric or wrapping paper, but those materials can get expensive. So I grabbed some fabric remnants from a previous project, scanned them, printed the images on regular paper, and used it to cover my box lids. I bought my boxes at OfficeMax and disguised their sides using craft paper, but also try Ikea or an art supply store. Heck, you could even give your old, mismatched shoe boxes a new life!
I’m so thrilled with the result that I want everyone to be able to replicate the look—so I’ve shared a download that allows you to print both of these patterns and their accompanying labels! The PDF prints on 11 x 17 size paper, which covers a medium lid, but you can also print on smaller paper and join multiple pieces as needed. As for the technique I used to cover the lids, just paste the paper in place with a glue stick, then fold and trim the edges as though you were wrapping a present. Happy organizing!