I recently purchased a few bars of soap to get through the winter months as there are going to be plenty of days I just want to stay indoors and not have to shop. I knew I could think of something to do with the box and came up with a winning idea. I had 20 minutes before my daughter-in-law was expected to pick me up to head out for groceries. When completed I still had 12 minutes left to wait. So here’s a no-sew project for your little ones.
I rummaged quickly in my bag of fabric scraps and found two fabric pieces I liked and some wool batting for quilting.
Here’s what it looked like now
Now using the fabric I covered the box stapling it in place. I some how forgot to take a picture of this step. Basically wrap it like a present using enough fabric to cover the insides as well. This you can glue into place.
Next was the batting, I cut a square piece and folded it in twice to make a small square.
Then using a strip of pink fabric I wrapped the batting and stuffed it inside the box. I could have sewed the fabric on the batting and probably will later, but for now it is usable as is.
The only waste is this small piece of cardboard which will be put in my desk drawer for when I need a place to jot down a note to myself, or when I need something for another kids craft idea.
Can’t leave out the boys, next up will be a car garage for matchbox cars out of a soap box. I’ll share that when it’s completed.
What do you do with your soap boxes?