Upcycled Birchbox Silhouette Cameo Accessory Organizer

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Do you get Birchbox? If you don’t, you should. It’s ten measly little dollars a month, and when it comes unexpectedly* it’s like a little teeny bit of Christmas on your doorstep.
(*Unexpectedly, as in, it comes on the same day every month. Being as I have the memory retention of a goldfish, I always forget. And am always pleasantly surprised.)
The reason I bring up Birchbox is that, goodies notwithstanding, they come in a great little kraft-colored box with a cute white & grey chevron pattern inside. The box itself is rather sturdy and conveniently sized, and I’ve hung onto them just KNOWING I’d have a craft inspiration one day.

Enter my recent acquisition of a Silhouette Cameo. It can do just about anything, and I’ve only begun to discover the reach of the phenomenal cosmic power. What I *have* discovered, and quickly, is the nearly infinite number of very small accessories one can acquire to perform aforementioned miracles. My collection is abysmally small, compared to others. I’m not sad about it. On the contrary, I am ecstatic to grow my collection and therefore my ability to do THINGS!And I have ALSO found a use for my empty Birchboxes. A quick makeover gives a handy, easily accessible place to store the little items that can quickly run away. (Ask me how long my Cameo box was opened before that little grey twisty-dooly blade-depth adjustor went missing. Go ahead. TEN MINUTES. I just found it last Saturday.)

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I started with this little box. I have TONS of them.

I used one of a free label cut file set I found on misskatecuttables.com

I used one of a free label cut file set I found on Miss Kate Cuttables.

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I picked some markers up at the local dollar store, and simply wrapped a thin rubber hair tie around the base to secure it into the machine. Unfortunately, all I had were thick tipped markers – in the future, I’d have done this with a thin tipped one for more detail. The font I used is KG Janda Swirly Twirly by Kimberly Geswein.

Offset
Use the “Offset” option to create a slightly larger version of the label shape, to use to cut the background piece.

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 Set those aside and get ready to cut fabric! I used regular cotton in white, orange, and blue, with Wonder Under for backing. The flowers are a free cut file I found on PazzleAleen’s Original Tacky Glue stuck them all together just fine! I cut three sizes from each flower of the white, blue, and orange fabric, using Speed 5, Thickness 33, Blade 3.

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For the inside of the box, I first glued two popsicle craft sticks together (for height), then glued them inside the box just by placing a thick line of Aleen’s down the center and using two paper clamps to hold them in place while the glue dried.

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I used a hole punch to make holes for the fabric handle. Punch holes in the box lid first, close the box, and use a Sharpie or other pen to mark where the holes should go on the box bottom. They have to align or the ties won’t work right! I used a length of the same blue fabric from the flowers, inserted it through both sets of holes, and tied a small knot on the end that goes inside the box.

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On the top, my extra blades and grey twirly-dooly that changes the blade depth, on the bottom, my dollar store markers. Of course you can put whatever your heart desires inside.

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The best part? It STAYS CLOSED so you can easily hang it on the pegboard in your craft room without the contents falling out!

The Silhouette Challenge

This craft was completed as part of the Silhouette Challenge, which I’m very excited to be taking part in this year! A different themed craft challenge to complete every month. A great way to get outside my comfort zone & master new skills!

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Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

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Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

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  1. No-Sew Valentine’s Day Pillows by A Tossed Salad Life
  2. No-Sew Interchangeable Fabric Bunting by unOriginal Mom
  3. Monogrammed Burlap Garden Flag by The Turquoise Home
  4. Crawl, Walk, Bike by It’s Always Craft Time
  5. Freezer Paper Stenciled Tote Bags by Weekend Craft
  6. DIY Bleach Spray Shirt by Practically Functional
  7. Stenciling Sherlock by Please Excuse My Craftermath…
  8. Felt Star Wands by Cutesy Crafts
  9. Yoda Kid’s T-Shirt by Architecture of a Mom
  10. Mark Your Territory- Dog Flags by Black and White Obsession
  11. Nautical Pillows by Lil’ Mrs. Tori
  12. Big Sister Gift & Silhouette Cut File by Creative Ramblings
  13. Nerdy Baby Onesies + Free Cut File by Essentially Eclectic
  14. Easy Easter Bunny Onesie – Silhouette Cameo Craft by Adventures in All Things Food & Family
  15. Fabric Envelopes for LEARNING LETTERS! (& cut file) by From Wine to Whine
  16. “Good Morning, Sunshine!” Memo Board by Tried & True
  17. Hearts-A-Lot Burlap Pillow Cover by My Paper Craze
  18. Baby Quilt by Dragonfly & Lily Pads
  19. Surprise Holiday Banner by Whats Next Ma
  20. “Team Betty” Tote Bag by The Thinking Closet
  21. DIY Sock Minion by Create it. Go!
  22. Pretty Up Some Organza Bags by Getsilvered
  23. Easy Heart Appliqued Onsies by Create & Babble
  24. Bleach Pen Gel & Freezer Paper Stencils Made with the Silhouette Machine by Bringing Creativity 2 Life
  25. Valentines Baby Onesie & Boy’s Shirt + Free Cut Files by The Frill of Life
  26. Valentine’s OWL Always Love You T-shirt by My Favorite Finds
  27. DIY Screen Printed Curtains by Chicken Scratch NY
  28. Fabric Painted Quilted Wall Hanging by Terri Johnson Creates
  29. Glitter Iron-On Top by Simply Kelly Designs
  30. DIY Monogrammed T-shirts with Silhouette Heat Transfer Material by Pitter and Glink
  31. Birthday Challenge by Fadville
  32. Machine Applique with SIlhouette Cameo by The Sensory Emporium
  33. Fabric Applique Valentine’s Day T-Shirt by DailyDwelling
  34. “Cute as Cupid” shirt by crafts, cakes, and cats
  35. Sew Cute Applique by Life After Laundry
  36. Rhino Onesie by It Happens in a Blink
  37. Upcycled Birchbox Cameo Accesory Organizer by Cupcakes&Crowbars
  38. Customizing textiles with Heat Transfer Vinyl (working title) by feto soap
  39. Easy Fabric Art by McCall Manor
  40. Lady Bug Tote Bag with Silhouette Rhinestones by Ginger Snap Crafts
  41. Mommy and Em’s Coordinated Aprons by TitiCrafty
  42. Canvas sketch project and a share by Clever Someday
  43. Foxy Lady Pajamas by Mabey She Made It
  44. Teddy Bear by Work in Progress

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