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Create a personalised gift box for your friend, husband, parents or siblings
An easy upcycling project to turn a box and some wallpaper into a lovely handmade gift, packed full of memories.

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  • How to make a box. Handmade Gift:  A Box Of Memories - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut a length of wrapping paper, offcut of wallpaper or a piece of fabric to fit around the old cardboard box you plan to use.

  • How to make a box. Handmade Gift:  A Box Of Memories - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cover the old box in double-sided sticky tape.

  • How to make a box. Handmade Gift:  A Box Of Memories - Step 3
    Step 3

    Peel the backing off the double-sided sticky tape and press the wallpaper/wrapping paper onto each side of the box.

  • How to make a box. Handmade Gift:  A Box Of Memories - Step 4
    Step 4

    Make a cut at each corner and tuck the excess paper inside the edges of the box.

  • How to make a box. Handmade Gift:  A Box Of Memories - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold the ends in to a point, as if you're wrapping a present. Use double sided tape to stick this to the side of the box.

  • How to make a box. Handmade Gift:  A Box Of Memories - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use more double-sided sticky tape to secure the loose edges inside the box.

  • How to make a box. Handmade Gift:  A Box Of Memories - Step 7
    Step 7

    Write the word 'memories' or another message onto paper and use double-sided sticky tape to glue the banner to the lid of the box.

  • How to make a box. Handmade Gift:  A Box Of Memories - Step 8
    Step 8

    Fill with memories (photos, notes, tickets etc), sweets and small treats or gifts.

  • How to make a box. Handmade Gift:  A Box Of Memories - Step 9
    Step 9

    Wrap a ribbon around the box twice and tie into a beautiful bow.

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