Miniature Storage Tote Tutorial ~ Donated by Elaine Usimaki
Wash and dry container. Trim around lip to make lip smooth. Turn container face down on Fun Foam and trace around lip of container. This will make the lid.
Glue fun foam to container's top. Trim edge as needed so it is even and smooth.
Start at short side of container and glue the card stock strip around the edge of the container to create the top's "lip". Continue all the way around the container, slightly overlapping beginning and end edges and then trim away excess.
Using several coats of paint(s) in your desired color(s), paint tote and lid. Use 3 coats, letting each coat dry in between. Apply one coat of sealer to entire tote to make it look like plastic. Sealer has not been applied yet in this photo.
You can also use jelly containers to make smaller sized totes. You can add labels to tote. Tote can be made to be open in a scene by not gluing foam to top and making sure to paint the inside of the tote as well. Finished totes are shown here in Elaine's "Garage Sale" room box.