Feb 9, 2011

Clip It Up Storage Topper

Hello, my name is Sarah Mullanix and today is my first post for Simply Renee and the Clip It Up.

First, I’d like to tell you how incredibly easy the Clip It Up was to assemble. I was shocked at the small box that my Clip It Up Main Base and Upper Tier arrived in, and there were only a few pieces inside that simply needed screwed together by hand. The entire process literally took me only three minutes, and my 2 year old even helped to screw on the Upper Tier. Now how easy is that?!!

Secondly, I’d like to show you how I altered my Clip It Up to contain a storage box on the top of my Upper Tier. I used a leftover box that I had lying around the house, and I simply used some pattern paper, lace, and ribbon to decorate the box topper to coordinate with the décor in my scrap room. I started by covering the bottom half of the box with one pattern.

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Then, I used a second pattern to cover the top half of the box. I cut each piece of paper just slightly taller than what I needed for the box so that I could fold the excess paper over the top edge of the box covering the raw edge of cardboard. (NOTE: the top flaps of the box have been cut off to allow open storage)

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Next, I added lace and a decorative ribbon the center of the box to cover the edges of where the two pattern papers meet.

I finished the inside of the box by covering the inside with sheets of vintage book and dictionary pages.

I cut a hole using my craft knife in the center of the bottom of the box in order to accommodate the screw post at the top of the Upper Tier, placed the box over the screw post, and simply screwed on the topper.

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Lastly, I used a circle cutter to create a piece to cover the base of my Clip It Up that coordinated with my Storage Topper. I cut the circle about 11” wide from a sheet of pattern paper, and then I also cut a hole out of the center of the paper about 1 ½” wide in order to accommodate the bottom screw post. I added a couple pieces of scrapbook tape to adhere the cut out circle and screwed the Clip It Up Main Base back together.

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It’s as simple as that, and here is my finished decorated Clip It Up!!

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Now on to the fun part….ORGANIZING!!!

I hope that you have enjoyed this Clip It Up Storage Topper tutorial, and that you will try this yourself!

-Sarah

15 comments:

  1. That is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  2. That is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. WOW Sarah! Fabulous idea! Love the way you decorated the box! TFS!

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  4. What a great way to add more storage and it looks fabulous! LOVE this creative solution!

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  5. Genius. I just ordered one with the top tier last week. It hasn't arrived yet, but when it does I too will use your great idea and top my tower. thanks so much.

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  6. Love this! I so want that large standing unit.
    Excellent first post.

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  7. Just gorgeous, Sarah! I LOVE your colors, too!!! Beautifully done!

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  8. gorgeous and I'm think of trying to find a tray and adding to mine like the newest one they are coming out with. If I could find the right tray I could use it to hold my stickles and the like.

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  9. Wow Sarah this is so gorgeous!!!!!!! I love the papers that you chose to decorate your clip it up!!!! BeautifuL!

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  10. This is fabulous! Great idea and love how you decorated it!!

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