I love to make gift boxes and one of my favorite ways to package a gift is to create a photo gift box.Since we are celebrating Christmas in July here at The Hybrid Chick, I’ve got a holiday gift box that will make the gift inside even sweeter.
- Digital Kit: Fabulously Festive Papers by Sarah
- Paper Mache Box
- Photo (sized to fit the lid of the box)
- File or Sandpaper
- Adhesive (I‘ve used Xyron)
- Miscellaneous Embellishments (I’ve used ribbon, adhesive jewels, chipboard and rub-ons)
Begin by measuring the sides of the lid and the sides of the bottom of the box to determine the amount of paper you will need to print to cover the box. Print digital papers for box lid and box bottom.Next measure the top of the box and print your photo to fit it.
Cover the bottom of the box.I printed two long strips of paper to wrap around the sides.When adhering paper to the sides, line up the top edge of the paper to the top edge of the box , you can then use a file or sandpaper to go around the edges to remove excess paper from the bottom.
Before covering the sides of the lid, first add the photo to the top of the lid.Use a file or sandpaper to remove any excess paper from the sides as the photo will need to fit right to the edge.
After the photo is in place, cover the sides of the lid making sure to line up the top edges nicely against the photo.Again, remove any excess paper from the bottom of the lid with a file or sandpaper.
Now you have the box and lid completed!
To add a finishing touch to my gift wrap, I added a bow and a chipboard Christmas tree embellishment cut from chipboard (just a triangle covered with paper from the digital kit).I added a rub-on sentiment to the tree and a red jewel to the top and attached it to the center of the bow.
Merry Christmas in July!