A Rose Craft: How to Make a Shoe Box Into Paper Wrapped Gift Box

With a little bit of paper and some imagination, you can turn any shoe box into a gift worthy of admiration. Move over Martha!

A pretty box for any occasion

Needed:

A shoe box

2 inch clear tape

Craft paper, fabric, or wrapping paper

Measuring tape

Scissors

Step one: gather materials, remove any tags sticking up/out of the box

Step two: measure the lid and box by measuring both length (to include vertical sides) and width (to include vertical sides) add 2 inches to your measurements

Step three: using your measurements (to include the extra 2 inches both width and length) mark out your wrapping paper and cut to size

Keep in mind as you are working on the lid, pull the wrapping tight and crease the edges. If not, you might find it hard to take the lid on and off of your finished box !

Step four: Start with your lid. Set your lid in the middle of the paper. Use a bit of tape to tape the paper to the lid to keep it from sliding around. Then bring the edge of the paper up and mark the corners. Then draw a line from the edge of the paper to the mark and cut the line.

Step five: start at the short sides of the lid, fold in the paper and tape using 2 inch strips of tape.

Step six: After the short sides of the lid are done, fold in the long sides.

Step seven: the box! Set your box in the middle of the paper. Use a bit of tape to tape the paper to the box to keep it from sliding around. Then bring the edge of the paper up and mark the corners. Then draw a line from the edge of the paper to the mark and cut the line.

Step eight: start at the long sides of the box, fold in the paper and tape using 2 inch strips of tape.

Step nine: After the long sides of the lid are done, fold in the short sides

Step ten: Accessorize! Find ribbon and such to complement the colors of your box.

Step by Step directions for wrapping your gift box

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Step one: gather materials, remove any tags sticking up/out of the boxStep two: measure the lid and box by measuring both length (to include vertical sides) and width (to include vertical sides)Step two: add 2 inches to your measurementsStep three: using your measurements (to include the extra 2 inches both width and length) mark out your wrapping paper and cut to sizeStep four: Start with your lid. Set your lid in the middle of the paper. Use a bit of tape to tape the paper to the lid to keep it from sliding around. Then bring the edge of the paper up and mark the corners. Then draw a line from the edge of the paStep five: start at the short sides of the lid, fold in the paper and tape using 2 inch strips of tape. Step five: start at the short sides of the lid, fold in the paper and tape using 2 inch strips of tape. Step five: start at the short sides of the lid, fold in the paper and tape using 2 inch strips of tape. Step six: After the short sides of the lid are done, fold in the long sides like so.The finished lid! Keep in mind as you are working on the lid, pull the wrapping tight and crease the edges. If not, you might find it hard to take the lid on and off of your finished boxThe inside of the finished lidStep seven: the box! Set your box in the middle of the paper. Use a bit of tape to tape the paper to the lid to keep it from sliding around. Then bring the edge of the paper up and mark the corners. Then draw a line from the edge of the paper to the Step seven: the box! Set your box in the middle of the paper. Use a bit of tape to tape the paper to the lid to keep it from sliding around. Then bring the edge of the paper up and mark the corners. Then draw a line from the edge of the paper to the Step eight: start at the long sides of the box, fold in the paper and tape using 2 inch strips of tape. Step eight: start at the long sides of the box, fold in the paper and tape using 2 inch strips of tape. Step nine: After the long sides of the lid are done, fold in the short sides like so.Step nine: After the long sides of the lid are done, fold in the short sides like so.Step ten: Accessorize! Find ribbon and such to complement the colors of your box.Step ten: Accessorize! Find ribbon and such to complement the colors of your box.
Step one: gather materials, remove any tags sticking up/out of the box
Step one: gather materials, remove any tags sticking up/out of the box
Step two: measure the lid and box by measuring both length (to include vertical sides) and width (to include vertical sides)
Step two: measure the lid and box by measuring both length (to include vertical sides) and width (to include vertical sides)
Step two: add 2 inches to your measurements
Step two: add 2 inches to your measurements
Step three: using your measurements (to include the extra 2 inches both width and length) mark out your wrapping paper and cut to size
Step three: using your measurements (to include the extra 2 inches both width and length) mark out your wrapping paper and cut to size
Step four: Start with your lid. Set your lid in the middle of the paper. Use a bit of tape to tape the paper to the lid to keep it from sliding around. Then bring the edge of the paper up and mark the corners. Then draw a line from the edge of the pa
Step four: Start with your lid. Set your lid in the middle of the paper. Use a bit of tape to tape the paper to the lid to keep it from sliding around. Then bring the edge of the paper up and mark the corners. Then draw a line from the edge of the pa
Step five: start at the short sides of the lid, fold in the paper and tape using 2 inch strips of tape.
Step five: start at the short sides of the lid, fold in the paper and tape using 2 inch strips of tape.
Step five: start at the short sides of the lid, fold in the paper and tape using 2 inch strips of tape.
Step five: start at the short sides of the lid, fold in the paper and tape using 2 inch strips of tape.
Step five: start at the short sides of the lid, fold in the paper and tape using 2 inch strips of tape.
Step five: start at the short sides of the lid, fold in the paper and tape using 2 inch strips of tape.
Step six: After the short sides of the lid are done, fold in the long sides like so.
Step six: After the short sides of the lid are done, fold in the long sides like so.
The finished lid! Keep in mind as you are working on the lid, pull the wrapping tight and crease the edges. If not, you might find it hard to take the lid on and off of your finished box
The finished lid! Keep in mind as you are working on the lid, pull the wrapping tight and crease the edges. If not, you might find it hard to take the lid on and off of your finished box
The inside of the finished lid
The inside of the finished lid
Step seven: the box! Set your box in the middle of the paper. Use a bit of tape to tape the paper to the lid to keep it from sliding around. Then bring the edge of the paper up and mark the corners. Then draw a line from the edge of the paper to the
Step seven: the box! Set your box in the middle of the paper. Use a bit of tape to tape the paper to the lid to keep it from sliding around. Then bring the edge of the paper up and mark the corners. Then draw a line from the edge of the paper to the
Step seven: the box! Set your box in the middle of the paper. Use a bit of tape to tape the paper to the lid to keep it from sliding around. Then bring the edge of the paper up and mark the corners. Then draw a line from the edge of the paper to the
Step seven: the box! Set your box in the middle of the paper. Use a bit of tape to tape the paper to the lid to keep it from sliding around. Then bring the edge of the paper up and mark the corners. Then draw a line from the edge of the paper to the
Step eight: start at the long sides of the box, fold in the paper and tape using 2 inch strips of tape.
Step eight: start at the long sides of the box, fold in the paper and tape using 2 inch strips of tape.
Step eight: start at the long sides of the box, fold in the paper and tape using 2 inch strips of tape.
Step eight: start at the long sides of the box, fold in the paper and tape using 2 inch strips of tape.
Step nine: After the long sides of the lid are done, fold in the short sides like so.
Step nine: After the long sides of the lid are done, fold in the short sides like so.
Step nine: After the long sides of the lid are done, fold in the short sides like so.
Step nine: After the long sides of the lid are done, fold in the short sides like so.
Step ten: Accessorize! Find ribbon and such to complement the colors of your box.
Step ten: Accessorize! Find ribbon and such to complement the colors of your box.
Step ten: Accessorize! Find ribbon and such to complement the colors of your box.
Step ten: Accessorize! Find ribbon and such to complement the colors of your box.
Here is the finished product and another box that I did to give you an idea of things you can do with ribbons and accessories.
Here is the finished product and another box that I did to give you an idea of things you can do with ribbons and accessories.

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