Here is my newest adventure in thrifty crafting and decorating! I was thinking how nice it would be to have a basket or container to fit into this opening in one of my end tables that I could put books or small toys in. I thought about buying one, but was challenged by the thought of wondering if I could come up with something for free. And, you may remeber a previous project using a box.
In the end, this is what I came up with and it was FREE!
I started with an empty baby wipes box that fit perfectly in the opening I wanted to fill.
Then, I remembered a table topper that I really like that I haven't figured out how to use since getting rid of a wobbly round end table. So, I pulled that out and laid it under the box right side out.
I then "folded" the tablecloth around the box (think wrapping a gift) and clipped it temporarily with clothespins to make sure it would all work.
After that I used mini safety pins to secure as many edges discreetly as I could. Because, the truth is, I may decide I want to use this for a table topper again someday and I did not want to ruin the fabric. There were a few edges that were still not quite secure enough for my liking, so I put dots of hot glue on maybe three or four edges. These would be easy to remove and it would not ruin the fabric.
At the end, I simply tied a piece of sheer ribbon around to finish it off and also to make it more secure. It fits great and I love the spot to keep goodies contained! This project took less than 30 minutes to complete.