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
A shoe box
2 inch clear tape
Craft paper, fabric, or wrapping paper
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 boxClick thumbnail to view full-size
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