Several weekends ago, this was my project. A house for some of my sewing patterns. I was inspired by a project in Martha Stewart Living for a box covered in book cloth. Not patient enough to find book cloth, or willing to pay the price for it, I found my own design.
The box is an empty copy paper box. Instead of the book cloth, I used fabric and freezer paper. I loooove freezer paper! I ironed my fabric onto the freezer paper (in spots I had to piece the freezer paper together in order to make it wide enough) in order to give it the stability it needed. I then used a spray adhesive and Aleene's tacky glue to adhere the fabric paper onto the box, per Martha's directions.
Being unable to leave anything undecorated, I wrapped ribbon around the perimeter of the cover and attached a felt/fabric/button flower a la Heather Bailey.
My patterns are now comfy and cozy inside their new abode!