I must be on a craftyrun, because I made this little tote bag out of a cereal box a few days ago and...oh my goodness! I love it! I think it would be the perfect library book tote (that is if you don't check out a TON of books!) or even used to carry your bible. Can you believe it used to look like this.....?
(those little girls on the box look how I feel!)
Here's a few photos to show you how I did it:
Cover the entire thing with craft paper, construction paper, or even wrapping paper. I used a piece of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper and wrapped the excess around the sides. I also used spray adhesive to glue the paper to the box, but next time I might try Mod Podge instead.
You're base should look something like this. At this point I slathered a coat of Mod Podge over the top of the whole thing to seal all the paper edges, to make it more durable, and spill resistant. I also papered the inside, but that is an optional step.
Now You are redy to make the straps. I measured 2/12 inches in from the sides and 3/4 inch from the top and punched two holes on each side. (I also used a "crop-a-dile" to attach large eyelets in the hole to give it more stability, but that is also an optional step.) I then strung ribbon thru each hole to make the straps. Essentially, it should look like this!
Presto! You have a Cereal Box Tote, custom and hand made by you!
**This post also part of This Is The Year's Mod Podge Mania