Monday, February 22, 2010

Storage Cube!

I found a very small storage cube dealy at a thrift store a couple months ago. It's pretty much too small to be useful, and is not my favorite color, but I bought it anyway -- so I could make my own larger, cuter version, of course!

Here's the one I made:
It isn't perfect, mind you, but I do love it! The fabric is a remnant I got at JoAnns a couple weeks ago for less than a dollar.


I love that it's collapsible, too -- although I'm not sure that's a very useful feature...


...It's fun, though! It folds up nice and flat!


What am I using my new storage cube for? I-Spy Block storage, of course!! Eight blocks fit inside just perfectly!

I could write up some instructions, if anyone's interested. I want to modify my method just a little bit, so I'll be making another one anyway.

Let me know if you want a tutorial!

53 comments:

Lisa said...

I'd be interested in a tutorial - that is so cute! And, I got the same fabric in the remanants at Joanns too LOL!

michelleml said...

I love it. Not sure if can make something like this but i would love to try

greetingarts said...

A tutorial would be great. Who doesn't need more storage?!

Andrea said...

Definately write a tutorial, this is a great idea!!! I am always looking for these in colors that match my kids' rooms and it is hard to find beyond the basic primary and pastel colors. It would be great to make a few in contrasting fabrics. Yours came out amazing.

Dianna said...

I would love a tutorial please (I would also love to be able to find bargain fabric like that here in England as well!)

Carrie said...

those would be bigger than baskets and i could make them "manlier" for mt 10 yr old son's room since he refuses to have baskets in his room! please post a tutorial!

Kayla said...

Yes, please! I really want to make a few for my daughter's stuff in a fun print that she'll enjoy!

Megan said...

I am getting ready to make a bookshelf that will need some cubes. I would love to make my own! Please share the tutorial!

Inspirational Baby said...

I would love to make one too!! I hope it isn't too difficult because it is so cute.

Lu said...

I'd love a tutorial! I love using storage cubes on my bookshelves but I have a hard time finding good deals on cute ones.

Summer Rae said...

I would love a tutorial! A girl can always use more storage!

Laura W. said...

Please do a tutorial! My son's books and toys are currently stuffed in a laundry basket and something cuter would be nice!

Teryn said...

I've been wishing for a tutorial for one of these for SO long! I bought a few storage cubes myself but it just seemed to pricey for something I was sure I could make myself if I just knew how. PLEASE do a tutorial PLEASE!

Kristi said...

Yes Please do a tutorial!! :) Would love to make custom matching toy storage!! I really do not like the either pastel or super bright colors that are offered in stores :) I want amy butler fabric storage cubes lol

mindy m. said...

you are so talented.

awesome job.!

Crystal Hendrix said...

Tutorial! Tutorial!! Tutorial!!! :D

Charlotte said...

yes, please do a tutorial! I have been thinking about making these and would love to have a place to start! (I'm wanting to make some that are bigger for board games)

Holly Days Closet said...

I'd like to see a tutorial. They would be great for my yarn.
Holly

Brianne said...

Of course we want a tutorial! Think of all the things you could use storage cubes for. Don't get me started. Love the fabric, great find!

Elaine Wilson said...

I have several of these cubes and they make great little garbage cans. I have one on my stamping desk and one where I cut my paper. I would love a tutorial as my stampers are looking for garbage cans! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait for my eye spy blocks to arrive! Elaine

TheBlackForrist said...

I use this type of cube storage all over my house, I would definitely use the tutorial if you came up with one!

Rebecca G. said...

Oh my goodness...YES! Please write a tutorial! I was just searching online a few days ago for the directions to make this very thing! I need to organize sewing supplies on the shelves in my dining room/sewing room and wanted a way to disguise all my stuff. This is perfect! Yay!

Craftify It! said...

I've LOVE a tutorial! I am wishing I didn't just buy plastic bins for my toy cubbies. But I'm sure I could find another reason to make a bin:) I LOVE the I SPY blocks! Have you done a tutorial for those?? My 2 boys would go bonkers for those!

Blake said...

Yes please!!! I desperately need some organization cubes! :-)

Melissa said...

i've been trying to find a pattern for something like this! i have a homemade bookshelf that i want to make fabric storage baskets for, but haven't been able to find a pattern that i could adjust to the size i need. if you get a chance, i would love a tutorial!

Carolyn said...

Of course we want a tutorial! I can't wait.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

These are very cool! Love the fabric!

Blue Sunday said...

I have a little one on the way and would LOVE to make one of those! Why? because I also plan on making some I-Spy blocks and I think using the storage cube to store them is brilliant!!

So please, please please a tutorial!

Jodie said...

I would love a tutorial for these!!! Exactly what I need for my sewing room and my daughter's big girl room.

Claudia Gabriela said...

Yes, I want a tutorial! PLEASEEEEEEEE!

L Johnson said...

Yes, I love how yours turned out!!!! Materials list would be awesome too!

Courtney Q. said...

Tutorial! Tutorial! Tutorial! :) Pretty please?

Anna said...

ooo, that is so fun looking. looks like you'll be writing a tute!

Mrs. Wright said...

Uhhhhhh, heck yes! I want to know how to do that!! Actually I could really use about 15 matching ones for my new laundry room. Puhlease!? Lol!

Peach Rainbow said...

a tutorial ........... yes please!

Miss Muffin said...

Oh, this is sooooo cool! I really need to make a storage box for my little one (4 months old now) to put his toys into. I wanted to make a fabric one ... this way when he gets mobile enough to try to get his stuff he can "crawl into it" without hurting himself. That's at least what my daughter used to do at that age. So, yes - a tutorial would be AWESOME!!!

Ana Luisa said...

what can I say? yes, please, a tutorial! I could try my hand at making one, to store my cross stitching and another for yarn.
Thanks!

Karen said...

Yes please! Yes please! Would love to have a tutorial for this so I could replace the giant messes of unorganized toys all over my girls' bookshelves with these pretty storage cubes!

goldeneyez said...

I have been looking for something like this and would love a tutorial for it!! Thank you for making one I can ogle LOL

Carol Davis said...

Please do a tutorial. I have been looking for something fun for my daughters closet to store her clothes in.

Aurore said...

I love it so much!! You seem to be very talented, one day I'll be able to do things like that too ^^ (or at least I'm dreaming of being capable of it :p).
And the fabric is awesome!! I can't believe you found it for that price... I wish I could find some too for that price! =)
And as every forward comments: do you have a tutorial? Pleeeaaase share it ^^, we all need storage boxes (besides it is bendable!!).

LeAnn said...

I'd love a tutorial! It has to be so useful, especially to be able to collapse it!

Su said...

Yes! Lol, look at that long list of comments. No pressure or anything, Care, but looks like you've really got to write up that tutorial. :)

Susan said...

Just because this list is getting humorously long and must be continued-Tutorial!

Care said...

Okay, okay!! I'm working on my tutorial and should have it up by Thursday! :o)

I am excited that so many people are interested -- I hope it doesn't disappoint!

RachellaBella said...

I'm so looking forward to the tutorial -- my two sons stand on and destroy any kind of plastic basket/tote I have attempted to store their toys in. These are for us!!!

Chelsea Gifford said...

Holy crap this is exactly what I need! I'm building a cubby unit for my stepsons, and they need these kinds of buckets. (I'm not supplying them with ammo for the inevitable war with plastic bins. Ouch!)

{ to be charmed } said...

oh my gosh it would be fabulous if you created a tutorial. i will keep my fingers crossed. if you do create a tutorial i will post it on my blog. i know my readers would love it!

happy sewing ~ Elizabeth
blog: www.to-be-charmed.com

D said...

Yes please on the tutorial! I have some shelves that need baskets and I haven't been able to find the right dimensions in the store. Plus I don't want to pay 10 bucks a basket if I can avoid it...

Ammie said...

Oh, please, please! This is adorable. I have a couple of these, and they are very handy.

Mary said...

Yes to the tutorial question! Very cute and useful!

EHC said...

A tutorial would be great! I've been looking for these at the dollar store so I can corral baby boy's toys, but I haven't found any yet! I could love to make my own.

Holly said...

Yes please! And if you could add a little advice on how to change the size, that would be helpful. I would like to make boxes that fit the space I have available.

Also, it occurs to me that you could cut cardboard to fit in between the layers for stiffness. Or I may try an old flexible plastic cutting board that's seen a better day, so that it could go through the laundry since I want to make this for my toddler...

Thanks!