Style, Decor & More: Fabric Covered Banker Box {DIY}

Fabric Covered Banker Box {DIY}

A special thanks to Kelly for sharing one of her fun and beautiful DIY projects! Enjoy...

I have a house with limited storage space, so I am always on the hunt for viable storage solutions. We have one of these modular storage bookcases in just about every room. These are great for my smaller items that will fit in an 11x11 box. For the larger items, I needed an alternative place to store those. Because they would most likely be out in the open, I needed an idea that was practical and pretty. I remembered using cardboard Banker Boxes when we needed storage in my office, and it gave me an idea. Why not cover them to make them presentable? That’s when I came up with the idea to make Fabric Covered Storage Boxes. This is a super easy and affordable craft you can do in an afternoon!

Fabric Covered Banker Box Supplies:
·         2 Banker Boxes (Office supply section of Walmart, $5.65/2)
·         ½ yard of fabric for each box
·         1 Bottle of Mod Podge
·         1-2 Foam Brushes
·         Yard Stick or tape measure
·         Fabric Pen
·         Scissors

Step 1: Put together your box. Now measure the top, length and width, and then the bottom. For the top, you will need to add 6” to each side, long and short, to allow for pulling the fabric over the edges of the top. For the bottom, you will need to add an additional 6-8” for the same reason.
Step 2: Starting with the top, cover the full area, sides and about 1.5” of the inside of the top with Mod Podge. Lay the top on your fabric, which is laying right side down.

One side at a time, pull up the fabric and over the edge. When you get to the corners, fold down a mitered edge. You may need to apply a little extra glue to make the additional fabric stick. Put aside and allow to dry for at least 60 minutes.

Step 3: For the main area of the box, glue your Mod Podge on one of the smaller sides (the width). Now repeat on the length, the other width and the other length. Trim excess fabric is necessary.

Step 4: Turn your box on its side, with the interior facing you. One side at a time, apply your Mod Podge and pull fabric up and over. Press down. For each corner, cut diagonally to allow you to play the fabric flat. No mitered corners needed here.

Step 5: Now turn the box with the bottom facing you and repeat the steps from above. Allow to dry for at least 60 minutes.

Now you have a pretty storage box! No one will even know it isn’t just for decoration!

Written by Kelly:

Kelly is a married mom of 5 (two are fur babies) living in beautiful Tennessee. She has a son with autism and enjoys homeschooling him. She loves creating budget friendly recipes and DIY/Crafts and sharing on her blog, Kicking It With Kelly and guest posts. She also loves sharing tips on parenting, tech, fashion, beauty, travel and more!


  1. Great idea! I will have to make a few of these for my mud room in black and white prints.

  2. I can't wait to try to make my own. Great idea.

  3. I'm going to try this out, looks like a quick and easy project :)

  4. I can not wait to make my own. Thanks

  5. Your boxes turned out great. Thanks for sharing how to make them.

  6. Great idea. I am going to make boxes for my kids' art work, awards, etc., that they bring home from school.

  7. This is a great idea. Pretty organizing here I come...


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