We have a lot of diaper boxes in our house. Not as many as before, now that the Monkey only wears pull-ups at night, but we’ve got a lot of Huggies boxes sitting around. Many are in our basement holding toys and clothes. Overall, I have found that they are incredible durable and strong boxes, and can be repurposed for many things. We also have a lot of blankets or “woobies” in our house. The little boys seem to love all of their quilts, receiving blankets and afghans that they have received since their birth, and I’m running out of places to store them. That got me to thinking that what I needed to do– make my very own upcycled no sew diaper box to store all boxof the boys’ woobies. Now I recently bought a huge box of Huggies at Sam’s Club, which I’m going to tell you about later, but realized that the box wouldn’t fit underneath the Peanut’s Crib. I decided to cover a slightly smaller Huggies box to create a storage container for the Littles’ woobies.
To create this upcycled no sew diaper box, all you need is a Huggies Little Movers box, a half yard of fabric for lining, a half yard of upholstery fabric, fabric glue, tacky glue, scissors, Heat N Bond, and felt. I used a medium sized box of Little Movers.
Directions to Make Upcycled No Sew Diaper Box
First, I created the liner. I took a half yard of thick muslin and ironed it. Then I trimmed it, much like wrapping a present. The liner is the trickiest part, because you have to “wrap the inside.” Put tacky glue on the bottom edges of the box, and then carefully pull the fabric up the inside of the box and wrap around the outside of the box.
After that I ironed the upholstery fabric, and then “wrapped the outside. In image #1, I cut the corners of the fabric, and then I created on the short side, a “pentagon” type shape as shown in #2. I put a good coat of tacky glue on the sides of the box (#3), and then when I reached the inside of the box, I trimmed the corners (#4), just like you do when you are wrapping a present.
I used the tacky glue on the cardboard to fabric, but used Fabric Fusion when I was gluing the lining to the upholstery fabric.
I wanted to label the box with the word “Woobies,” so I used a piece of complementary wool felt along with Heat N Bond and my Cricut Explore Air to cut out the word, “Woobies.” This is easy to do without a Cricut cutting machine– you can use letter stencil.
I used the Fabric Fusion glue and a yard stick to help position the letters.
Now, my next diaper box to cover for storage will hold all of their soft toys and stuffed animals. I recently renewed my Sam’s Club membership, and purchased the biggest box of Huggies Little Movers for the Little Peanut.
In fact, I think it’s bigger than he is. The box includes 312 diapers, so the final cost ends up being slightly less than $0.20 a diaper! An awesome deal! And I’m hoping this box is big enough to hold all of their soft toys!
If you aren’t sure where your nearest Sam’s Club is, a store locator can help steer to you to the world’s largest diaper box!