It's really simple and it's great to make something that you would recycle otherwise.
Well, this picture shows the process a little way along, but it is SO simple that I know that all you need is the idea and not every little detail!
I used a Whiskas cat food box (the supersize one!) as it looked like a great shape and too good to throw away. I had been eyeing up the boxes for some time wondering what to do with them.....
I have also been thinking about making my stall look nice at a craft fair and so this seemed worth a try.
I used wallpaper to cover the box and I simply slathered on cheap PVA glue to fix it on with. It was good fun cutting the wallpaper as I could practice my material cutting texhnique (you know, the thing they do in shops when they cut your fabric in one long SWOOSH!) Tremendously satisfying, but rarely straight (when I do it!). I have a long way to go before I get to material mastery!
Use the box itself to cut out your panels with and then use little fold over tabs to cover any ugly edges.
I like to do things quite quickly and see results fast and this was the quickest way to see results. I'm sure that if you spent more care then you could do amazing things! I went for a shabby chic look, as that is what I had to work with! However you could cover it with fabric, or what about brown parcel paper? You could stamp it to create cool affects, stick on photos, examples of your product, or stick an envelope on the front to put business cards in.
I did a scallop effect front which looks quite nice. I drew on the shape and then cut it out. You could easily do a straight down and across version though, which would look just as good.
I'd love to know your thoughts and also any craft stall tips that you have!
It would make a great table organiser or magazine holder too, but for me it's all about the display!
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