So last winter I printed out a bunch of decorative papers with the idea of covering my really ugly pattern storage boxes. Because they’re banker boxes. And really ugly. And I have access to a 60” color printer. Two, actually.
Unfortunately, in winter it was too cold to spray-glue. (It’s a verb. Yes, it is. No, really. Deal with it.) I decided to wait until spring.
Uh. Except, we didn’t actually have a spring and I forgot about it. I also might possibly have lost my spray glue. (That one is a noun…. also, I think “She has totally lost. her. spray glue.” is a fabulous idiom that we should all start using immediately. Yes. We should.)
Here’s an ugly banker box.
I downloaded some free vector files, changed the colors, tiled them into 60” strips, printed them out and wrapped the boxes.
Here are the finished boxes.
Here are the labels, which I printed on my printer at home and glued on to the box lids. Yes, “spray-glued”. They’ll probably fall off next week, at which time I’ll think of some other method for attaching them. Maybe.
All you need to complete this project:
- five banker boxes and lids
- free vector files in assorted patterns
- graphics editing software to tile the patterns and edit the colors
- a 60” color plotter
- spray glue
- a bazillion patterns in file-folders. Or 9”x12” envelopes. Or both.
It couldn’t be easier.