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How to make a custom fabric-covered Huggies baby wipes popup tub container case free craft idea, project tutorial and pattern

My baby wipes pop-up container box has become a fixture on Elise’s shelf so I thought why not make it extra pretty? So I decided customize it by covering it with fabric. Here’s what the Huggies baby wipes pop-up container tub looked like before:

How to make a custom fabric-covered Huggies baby wipes popup tub container case free craft idea, project tutorial and pattern

Not too bad but I wanted something more custom. So I grabbed some leftover Anna Maria Horner fabric from Elise’s drapes and a bottle of Mod Podge to cover and decorate my baby wipes case in fabric so it would coordinate with the rest of the room.

How to make a custom fabric-covered Huggies baby wipes popup tub container case free craft idea, project tutorial and pattern

I decoupaged the fabric on to seal it up – have never done it before but I remember my mom using Mod Podge left and right when I was little. It was actually super easy to do and you can finish it under a couple hours including drying time.

How to make a custom fabric-covered Huggies baby wipes popup tub container case free craft idea, project tutorial and pattern

And if you asked me if I like the smell of Mod Podge I couldn’t deny it. I think I’ll be making these custom fabric-covered baby wipes container cases as my new go-to baby gift.

WANNA MAKE IT? Free pattern, step-by-step tutorial instructions and supply list for making my custom fabric-covered baby wipes container craft project –>

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Please post a comment if you use this project and let me know how it works for you. And you can post your photos to our “I made it!” flickr photo group. Craft and pass it on!

Assemble the pattern
Print and cut out my free PDF template for covering a Huggies Sensitive Baby Wipes 64-count popup tub container. The free pattern is on multiple pages so cut them out and tape them together to make one pattern.

Line the wipes box (optional)
My fabric was thin enough that I could see the label through it so I decided to line my box using my favorite “secret” interfacing – blackout drapery liner. This will give you a completely blank slate to cover with your fabric.

How to make a custom fabric-covered Huggies baby wipes popup tub container case free craft idea, project tutorial and pattern

Place the PDF pattern onto the drapery liner. Trace around it using a disappearing fabric ink pen.

How to make a custom fabric-covered Huggies baby wipes popup tub container case free craft idea, project tutorial and pattern

Cut out and set aside. As you can see, mine was pretty wrinkled so I ironed it a bit as well.

Cut fabric
First, iron your fabric – I recommend using spray sizing to make it extra crisp.

How to make a custom fabric-covered Huggies baby wipes popup tub container case free craft idea, project tutorial and pattern

Place the PDF pattern on your fabric, making sure any pattern (like my flowers) is centered. Trace around the template using a disappearing fabric pen.

How to make a custom fabric-covered Huggies baby wipes popup tub container case free craft idea, project tutorial and pattern

Cut it out using good fabric scissors and set aside.

Decoupage and sand
I got some great Mod Podge tips from J Caroline (via howaboutorange). Worth a read before you get started if you’re new to decoupaging with fabric.

How to make a custom fabric-covered Huggies baby wipes popup tub container case free craft idea, project tutorial and pattern

Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge onto the front and two sides of of your Huggies wipes tub container (hold off on the back for now).

How to make a custom fabric-covered Huggies baby wipes popup tub container case free craft idea, project tutorial and pattern

If you’re using drapery lining, place the lining on the front and smooth, working your way across each side. Try really hard not to stretch your fabric as you adhere it to the container; otherwise, you’ll have more trimming to do later.

Now coat the back and smooth the lining to cover – your seam should overlap a little bit but you can trim it as needed at this point.

How to make a custom fabric-covered Huggies baby wipes popup tub container case free craft idea, project tutorial and pattern

Place the box upside down and allow it to dry a bit; I waited about 10 minutes.

How to make a custom fabric-covered Huggies baby wipes popup tub container case free craft idea, project tutorial and pattern

Here’s a tip – wrap your sponge in plastic wrap between coats so you don’t have to wash and dry it each time.

How to make a custom fabric-covered Huggies baby wipes popup tub container case free craft idea, project tutorial and pattern

Now you have a blank slate.

How to make a custom fabric-covered Huggies baby wipes popup tub container case free craft idea, project tutorial and pattern

Apply another thin coat of Mod Podge on top of the drapery lining front and two sides (again hold off on the back for now).

How to make a custom fabric-covered Huggies baby wipes popup tub container case free craft idea, project tutorial and pattern

Repeat the instructions above to adhere the fabric. Now do the back.

How to make a custom fabric-covered Huggies baby wipes popup tub container case free craft idea, project tutorial and pattern

Carefully cut any stray threads and any fabric that stretches below the edge of the tub container.

How to make a custom fabric-covered Huggies baby wipes popup tub container case free craft idea, project tutorial and pattern

Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge on top of the fabric on all sides. Let it dry about 15 minutes or until it’s no longer tacky (remember to wrap your brush in plastic in the meantime).

How to make a custom fabric-covered Huggies baby wipes popup tub container case free craft idea, project tutorial and pattern

And repeat.

How to make a custom fabric-covered Huggies baby wipes popup tub container case free craft idea, project tutorial and pattern

Sand lightly using 400 grit sandpaper until smooth. Wipe dust clean. You can add a third coat if you’d like. Allow to dry, then lightly sand. Fill your finished container with Huggies Sensitive Wipes refill packs.

How to make a custom fabric-covered Huggies baby wipes popup tub container case free craft idea, project tutorial and pattern

COPYRIGHT NOTE: You’re more than welcome to use free pattern and how t0 step-by-step tutorial for your own personal use. Contact me for any commercial use – this includes etsy sellers.

Please post a comment if you use this project and let me know how it works for you. And you can post your photos to our “I made it!” flickr photo group. Craft and pass it on!


 
 




27 Responses to “Custom fabric-covered Huggies baby wipes popup tub container {free pattern}”


  1. Jozi Child Says:

    Thanks for the tutorial! I also added fabric to the top of my tub cause I am using cloth wipes, I wanted to mask the huggies logo. You can take a peak on my instagram, I used a thin top layer of batting them a circular cut out of batting over the pop up part of yhr top of the lid. An a streatchy fabric cut to the edges an secured with my glue gun! I was pretty proud since I did it all winging it. Take a peek on my instgram link below :)
    http://instagram.com/p/fl70iZKQ5V/

  2. Heather C. Says:

    Awesome tutorial, thanks! I was looking for a way to convert a wipes tub to use for cloth wipes (cloth diapering) without it looking so much like a disposable wipe tub. I used a Pampers brand, and it turned out great!

  3. NMc Says:

    Simply gorgeous. Thank you!

  4. Kathy Beymer Says:

    It’s Anna Maria Horner, called Small Gathering. I don’t think it’s sold any more but you could try ebay or etsy to see if anyone still has a stash. I love it! http://www.annamariahorner.com/productfabric.html

  5. NMc Says:

    I have to ask, where did you get this beautiful fabric???

  6. Nikcole Russ Says:

    As soon as I saw this picture I knew that I wanted to use this for my grocery bags. Thanks for the tip and the pdf file. I decided to use paper on mine and it works just fine.

  7. Erin Says:

    :) Thank goodness for firefox, and my laziness! I stalked this post for awhile, waiting to see if the pattern link would be fixed, and forgot all about it… I finally went through all my open tabs, to see about closing them, and found this, and the link worked! I’ve got about 6 tubs in storage right now, and 4 that hold blocks and toys, etc. Will be trying this during naptime next week! Perhaps even making it a project for my MOPS group! <3 it, thanks a million!

  8. Becca Says:

    This is a great idea! I can’t wait to try it.

  9. Kathy Beymer Says:

    Thanks, Amy! I love your blog :)

  10. Kathy Beymer Says:

    Hi Melissa, I think I fixed the link. Let me know if you have any more trouble with it.

  11. jaeartworks Says:

    Super fabulous idea. Haven’t done it yet, but going to do it for the wipes container in my studio. Thanks!

  12. EmilyAnna Says:

    I shared this on my blog today! Great idea!

  13. EmilyAnna Says:

    I just shared this on my blog today. Wonderful Idea!

  14. Amy @ MoMomma Says:

    Great idea! Saw you on TipJunkie – would love if you’d come link up on my Mommy Monday link up party too!

  15. Mod Podge Amy Says:

    What a great tutorial! So fun – I don’t have a baby but I need diaper wipes ASAP :D

  16. Kathy Beymer Says:

    I’ve fixed the link to the free pattern – apologies!

  17. Melissa Says:

    Is this pattern no longer available? When I click the link it says page no longer available on this site :-(

  18. Melanie Says:

    For some reason, the PDF would not open…Anyway for you to check that the PDF link works? Can’t wait to make this!!
    thanks for sharing,
    Melanie

  19. Erin Says:

    would love the pdf to make this (it is currently naptime!) but the link seems to just be a loop that brings me back to this page… would love to have you email it to me, if possible! otherwise, a great tute, thanks! was honestly just considering this yesterday, but thought it would be a hassle, to try to trip the fabric to size!

  20. Jeni Says:

    The link to the PDF just takes me back to the blogpost. Am I missing something? This is a great idea, btw!

  21. Ginger Says:

    I can’t get the PDF pattern to open, is anyone else having that problem??

    Thanks for this cute idea! perfect for leftover fabric from the baby’s upholstered glider.

  22. Abbykins Says:

    I can’t seem to get the Pattern to download! Is there another link or can you send to me directly? abbystavig@mac.com….

    This is AMAZING!!

  23. amber Says:

    what a cut and easy how-to!! LOVE IT! amber :)


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