How To Turn a Diaper Box Into A Fabric Covered Basket! No Sew!

How to turn a cardboard box (like a diaper box) into a fabric covered basket! No sew method of making a fabric lined basket to compliment nursery decor! Make it for free with upcycled supplies!

Moms know how quickly baby products add up and bust the budget. You want an adorable nursery with all the cute decor and the best baby care products out there, but how do you keep it affordable? I’ve got some must have tips for you to have the stylish nursery you crave and the best baby products to use on your baby without busting the budget!

How to turn a cardboard box (like a diaper box) into a fabric covered basket! No sew method of making a fabric lined basket to compliment nursery decor! Make it for free with upcycled supplies!

This no sew fabric covered diaper box turns what otherwise would be garbage into a beautiful decor basket for your nursery (or any room in your house!). The best part? It’s free to make using supplies you probably already have lying around! All you need in order to make this gorgeous DIY basket is an empty diaper box (or any cardboard box), 2 receiving blankets and a hot glue gun.

How to turn a cardboard box (like a diaper box) into a fabric covered basket! No sew method of making a fabric lined basket to compliment nursery decor! Make it for free with upcycled supplies!

Do you shop at ALDI? I know so many people who are obsessed with the high quality products that you can find at ALDI, while still enjoying affordable prices. If you are one of those ALDI obsessed folks then you’re going to be very happy to hear that they’ve introduced an all new baby line!! The Little Journey baby line at ALDI offers everything from newborn diapers to training pants, cleansing wipes to gentle baby wash and formula to solid snacks. ALDI now offers parents’ everyday essentials in one convenient location. We just got an ALDI near me and I couldn’t be more excited!!! ALDI is known for bringing shoppers the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices, and the Little Journey brand is no exception.

How to turn a cardboard box (like a diaper box) into a fabric covered basket! No sew method of making a fabric lined basket to compliment nursery decor! Make it for free with upcycled supplies!

I was thrilled to find a club size box of Little Journey diapers for just $12.49!* Rejoice! Plus, you’ll be excited to hear that I have tested them out for a week now on my son and they work just as good, if not better, than the expensive name brand diapers we were previously using. We haven’t had a single leak and they fit my lean little guy really well. They are soft and comfy too!

How to turn a cardboard box (like a diaper box) into a fabric covered basket! No sew method of making a fabric lined basket to compliment nursery decor! Make it for free with upcycled supplies!

ALDI is known for it’s great prices, but even so I was amazed and thrilled to find this fun assortment of Little Journey bath toys. Of course I had to buy a couple for Brady because how could I pass them up at that price?

How to turn a cardboard box (like a diaper box) into a fabric covered basket! No sew method of making a fabric lined basket to compliment nursery decor! Make it for free with upcycled supplies!

Brady was very happy when I came home with bath toys! I have to say the quality of these bath toys surpasses more expensive bath toys I’ve previously bought. They are made with durable plastic and are not thin and cheaply made in any way. These will last a long time. I’m still amazed at the price!

How to turn a cardboard box (like a diaper box) into a fabric covered basket! No sew method of making a fabric lined basket to compliment nursery decor! Make it for free with upcycled supplies!

I also grabbed some extremely adorable Little Journey receiving blankets. They were so inexpensive! I knew I could use them for my project too! Grab a pack and you can make 2 fabric covered boxes with one pack of receiving blankets. You can also use blankets that your baby has outgrown, however I couldn’t pass up these cute prints!

The baby wipes are super soft and work great! They were surprisingly soft actually. Generally when I find inexpensive wipes I find they are hard and harsh on baby’s bum, however these were super soft! Check out all the prints and the entire line of ALDI Little Journey baby products over here on their site!

How to turn a cardboard box (like a diaper box) into a fabric covered basket! No sew method of making a fabric lined basket to compliment nursery decor! Make it for free with upcycled supplies!

Okay, now that I have raved about my love for ALDI I’ll move on to my fun project I created with my empty Little Journey diaper box.

How to turn a cardboard box (like a diaper box) into a fabric covered basket! No sew method of making a fabric lined basket to compliment nursery decor! Make it for free with upcycled supplies!

If you have a baby in diapers then you know that empty diaper boxes are never in short supply. Grab an empty cardboard box and cut the top of it off to the height you want your box to be using a utility knife. I cut my Little Journey box just above the handles, all the way around.

How to turn a cardboard box (like a diaper box) into a fabric covered basket! No sew method of making a fabric lined basket to compliment nursery decor! Make it for free with upcycled supplies!

Next, you’ll need a receiving blanket. Either upcycle one your baby has outgrown or grab an inexpensive pack of Little Journey receiving blankets. I used the gray chevron striped blanket for my exterior fabric. Place your box in the center of the blanket.

How to turn a cardboard box (like a diaper box) into a fabric covered basket! No sew method of making a fabric lined basket to compliment nursery decor! Make it for free with upcycled supplies!

Now cut a slit from each corner to the corner of the diaper box.

How to turn a cardboard box (like a diaper box) into a fabric covered basket! No sew method of making a fabric lined basket to compliment nursery decor! Make it for free with upcycled supplies!

Do this for all four corners.

How to turn a cardboard box (like a diaper box) into a fabric covered basket! No sew method of making a fabric lined basket to compliment nursery decor! Make it for free with upcycled supplies!

Next, fold the long side of the fabric up and over the edge of the box. Tuck the corners over the sides of the box as shown above. Tack each one in place with a hot glue gun.

How to turn a cardboard box (like a diaper box) into a fabric covered basket! No sew method of making a fabric lined basket to compliment nursery decor! Make it for free with upcycled supplies!

Now on the short sides fold over each triangle so they look like the photo above.

How to turn a cardboard box (like a diaper box) into a fabric covered basket! No sew method of making a fabric lined basket to compliment nursery decor! Make it for free with upcycled supplies!

Fold the opposite long side over and tack it in place with hot glue just like you did with the first side.

How to turn a cardboard box (like a diaper box) into a fabric covered basket! No sew method of making a fabric lined basket to compliment nursery decor! Make it for free with upcycled supplies!

Now move to your short sides. Each side should be folded like the photo above.

How to turn a cardboard box (like a diaper box) into a fabric covered basket! No sew method of making a fabric lined basket to compliment nursery decor! Make it for free with upcycled supplies!

Bring each side up and over and glue into place. Make sure when you are gluing you glue under the fabric so it isn’t visible.

How to turn a cardboard box (like a diaper box) into a fabric covered basket! No sew method of making a fabric lined basket to compliment nursery decor! Make it for free with upcycled supplies!

Now grab your second receiving blanket which will serve as your basket liner. I went with a bolder chevron print in bright colors for my basket liner. Cut each of the four corners the same way you did in step one.

How to turn a cardboard box (like a diaper box) into a fabric covered basket! No sew method of making a fabric lined basket to compliment nursery decor! Make it for free with upcycled supplies!

Now fold all the pieces in as pictured above.

How to turn a cardboard box (like a diaper box) into a fabric covered basket! No sew method of making a fabric lined basket to compliment nursery decor! Make it for free with upcycled supplies!

Now carefully place the liner into the box and get it situated so the bottom of the box is covered and the blanket comes up to the top edge of the box as well.

How to turn a cardboard box (like a diaper box) into a fabric covered basket! No sew method of making a fabric lined basket to compliment nursery decor! Make it for free with upcycled supplies!

It should look like this on each side. Now take your hot glue gun and tack it down all the way around the top edges to hold the liner in place.

How to turn a cardboard box (like a diaper box) into a fabric covered basket! No sew method of making a fabric lined basket to compliment nursery decor! Make it for free with upcycled supplies!

That’s it, you’re done! Isn’t it adorable? The Little Journey diaper box just so happens to be the perfect size to pack in Little Journey diapers on one side and Little Journey wipes on the opposite side. It’s perfect for my changing table!

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How to turn a cardboard box (like a diaper box) into a fabric covered basket! No sew method of making a fabric lined basket to compliment nursery decor! Make it for free with upcycled supplies!
 

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Comments

  1. This is such a cute idea to give a gift! I love the fabrics you chose, too- they go with everything!

  2. How creative Sarah! I love the fabric choice too. It turned out great.

  3. That’s such a good idea! It’s always amazing what you can make out of the simplest things!

  4. Love this! What a great way to reuse the box! I’m always looking for new storage bins 🙂

  5. Cute idea! I’m also loving all of the Little Journey products at ALDI’s. It where we prefer to shop and having baby supplies make it even better.

  6. Lisa Collins says:

    I just spotted their new baby line in the ad last week! My twins just left that stage but I love that they have added that line because ALDI is a popular store in town!

  7. Great tutorial! I did this with my son’s diaper box a few years ago and forgot all about it! Now I want to go make some for my daughter!

    Melanie
    http://www.theseblankwalls.com

  8. This is a great idea for re-using those boxes! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday!

  9. What a cute way to store diapers! And you know the box is big enough to hold them all. Nice craft idea and tutorial. Thank you for sharing it with us at the #HomeMattersParty this week.

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