These decorative boxes can be personalized with decorative papers,
embellishments, ribbons and more for a one-of-a-kind look. Follow
the simple tips below to create your own box. They're perfect to
use as a distinctive keepsake boxes or unique stationery sets. Or
create an exquisite gift box for a special present. “Wrap”
your attendant gifts in these boxes and your bridesmaids will have
a special place to keep their things during the ceremony!
Measure the circumference (or distance around the box) &
height of your box. Add 1 inch to the circumference and 1.5”
to the height to determine the paper size for the outside of the
box. For example, if your box has a circumference of 22”
and is 7” in height, then your paper size would be 23 x
After you have determined the size, cut a strip of your paper
using your ruler and x-acto knife.
Apply mod podge to the outside wall of the box evenly with
the sponge brush.
Center the paper on the box (paper will be hang over both edges
of the box) and wrap the strip around the side of the box, smoothing
down to adhere.
Cut the excess paper from the edge to the box in approximately
1” intervals creating wide tabs at both the top and bottom.
Glue each tab with mod podge using the sponge brush and fold
over the top edge of the box and around to the bottom of the box.
Trace the bottom of box onto the remainder of your paper with
a pencil and cut out with scissors.
Apply mod podge to the bottom of the box evenly with the sponge
brush and apply your paper smoothing from the center to the edges.
If desired, you can also finish the interior of the box and/or
the box lid in the same manner. For a fun effect, use a coordinating
paper in a different design or a handmade on the outside and gift
wrap on the interior!