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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Nautical Storage Box

 Here's another storage box made out of a cardboard box.  I made this one for my son's nautical themed room for storing stuff in his closet.  I used stiff burlap and trimmed it with rope.  I used a stencil for the anchor and just colored it in with a Sharpie.

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  1. I love burlap and I love anchors! This is so fantastic! How did you paint the anchor so that it didn't bleed past the stencil? How did you fasten the burlap? Thanks!

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    1. Thank you! For the anchor I just used a black Sharpie marker and I used hot glue to fasten the burlap and rope.

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  2. Ingenious! I love that you made it so user friendly for your readers! Thanks for replying!

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  3. I am trying my hand at this and am having fun! I was wondering if I could "pick your brain" for help one last time. I am not that crafty and so making the rope edges look neat is where I'm a little stuck. Is there a trick to hiding the raw ends and not having them bump up if they are tucked in where the end meet?

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    1. For the rope I used two long pieces(for the front and back) and two short pieces (for the sides). First I glued on the long pieces and then cut the two short pieces to fit in-between the long pieces. I didn't tuck any of the rope in so the top photo shows the raw ends of the rope hanging down in front. For the short pieces I just bumped the ends up as tight as I could to the long pieces. I hope this helps and good luck!

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