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The perfect gift to give at a shower, or to exchange trinkets in with your friends!
I was inspired to make this as a gift for my sister's bridal shower by my mother who wanted her to have a box where she could keep thinks in to remember the day.

Posted by SugarNSpiceLily from East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States • Published See SugarNSpiceLily's 10 projects »
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  • How to make a box. Make Your Own Memory Keepsake Box! - Step 1
    Step 1

    Instructions for the inside of the box:

    Measure the wrapping paper to fit the inside of the box by tracing the outside of the box. Cut. Figure 1

  • How to make a box. Make Your Own Memory Keepsake Box! - Step 2
    Step 2

    Line the wrapping paper to the inside of the box by applying mod podge to the box with the brush. Figure 2

  • How to make a box. Make Your Own Memory Keepsake Box! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut some extra strips of wrapping paper for the corners of the box that remain uncovered, otherwise. Make sure to cut these strips in a way that matches the pattern you have already cut for the corners of your box. These strips will act as cover-ups for any “mistakes” that might happen at this point in the project. Figure 3a, Figure 3b

  • How to make a box. Make Your Own Memory Keepsake Box! - Step 4
    Step 4

    To make the ribbon lining, take two lengths of two different ribbons and, using the glue gun, make small dots along the lengths several inches apart. After the desired length is reached, cut the ribbon and adhere it to the inside of your box. Figure 4

  • How to make a box. Make Your Own Memory Keepsake Box! - Step 5
    Step 5

    Mod podge the topmost edges of the paper to the outside of the box and smooth them down. Figure 5

  • How to make a box. Make Your Own Memory Keepsake Box! - Step 6
    Step 6

    Instructions for the outside of the box:

    Trace the pretty scrapbook paper around each individual square or rectangle along the outside of the box. Cut. Figure 6

  • How to make a box. Make Your Own Memory Keepsake Box! - Step 7
    Step 7

    With with sponge brush, brush the podge across the surface on one side of the box from edge to edge, corner to corner. Then, gently layer one length of the paper on that side. Gently smooth out any bubbles. Repeat this process for each side. You can wait on doing the bottom while you work on the lid. Once you finish the whole bottom part of the box, it should look like Figure 7.

  • Step 8

    Instructions for the lid:

    Trace the pretty scrapbook paper, preferably a pattern around each individual square or rectangle along the outside of the lid. Cut.

  • How to make a box. Make Your Own Memory Keepsake Box! - Step 9
    Step 9

    Repeat step two for the lid, as it was described for the box (above). You can then complete mod podging the the bottom of the box. Figure 8

  • Step 10

    Embellish your box with a homemade rosette, buttons craft beads, glitter, sequins, or anything else you desire to use.

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