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Repurposed Cloth Napkin Boxes

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upcycled cloth napkin boxes with title text reading Baskets from Cloth Napkins
 
Have you ever wandered around a store and found something that you just had to have even though you didn’t know what you were going to do with it?  That’s not usually me.  I don’t really enjoy shopping and I’m usually a very efficient, in and out shopper.
 
  
fabric napkins, one with leaves on it, the other ones are green
 
 

But a friend drug me to a thrift store a few weeks ago and I found these napkins with the original Faberware and Crate and Barrel tags still on them.  I loved the fabrics so I brought the napkins home, even though I had no idea what I’d do with them (my family doesn’t like to use cloth napkins, so I knew the obvious option was out).

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 A few weeks later  I was wasting time doing research on Pinterest and found these adorable little fabric boxes at The Sometimes Crafter.
 
 
 But overall, I’m very pleased with how these boxes turned out and will be looking for other interesting fabrics and sew-in interfacing to give it another try.
 
 
 

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17 Comments

  1. These are really cute and a great use of cloth napkins. I have been wanting to make something like these for my sewing room.

    You made me laugh with your descriptions of all things sewing!

    Thank you for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen link party! I look forward to seeing what you bring to the party next week!

  2. Wow! Very cool! I was looking at some organizing cloth totes at Bed and Bath and debated about buying them. The smallest ones were $7. Do you think, considering the cost of your time, that it’s cheaper to make them? Another thought for improving the sturdiness of the box – put wire into the corners.

    Thanks for linking up at Fabulously Frugal Thursday! I can’t wait to share your boxes on the Pinterest board.

    1. Barb, good question. I like that I was able to repurpose the cloth napkins and I like that I could pick the fabric that I want not just what’s available on the store shelf. While $7 is a pretty good price, I’d still stick to making them so I have control over the fabric choices. And it really doesn’t take very long to make. Great idea about the wire to give the box shape!

  3. What a great idea!! I love how individual you can make these organizing boxes, and they can be so expensive at the store!! We are starting a link up party on Thursdays (today:), and we would love for you to join us with this post and/or any others you would like to include. We are at allthingswithpurpose.com. Hope to see you there!!

  4. I love these! What a great idea, and it seems simple.Each week I host a link party at my site (www.easylivingmom.com) – it starts on Thursdays and goes all week. I would love it if you would be able to join and share this! Have a great day!-Angie

  5. these baskets look fabulous!!! thank you for linking them up. i shall look into making these too!

  6. Great idea! Thanks for the tips, too.
    I found you today at I Heart Naptime’s Linky. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!

  7. Super cute idea, love it!My family also don’t like cloth napkins and now I can make some useful baskets :)Thanks so much for sharing.Would love to have you visit me sometime. Have a fabulous week!Hugs from Portugal,Ana Love Craft

  8. Very neat idea. I have cloth napkins too that I’m not sure what to do with. šŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing at <a Funday Monday Sylvia

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