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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!

chainlink keepsake box
  materials
 

handmade paper
gift wrap
ribbon
round hat box (assorted sizes
available at broadway paper.)

  tools
 

scissors
mod podge
pencil
ruler
x-acto knife
sponge brush

directionschainlink keepsake box

  • 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 8.5"
  • 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!

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