Tuesday, December 17, 2013

How to Wrap the Inside of a Box

It is crazy to think that John's been home for just over six months and a week (not that I'm counting)! I haven't made a care package for more than half a year... until last week. I created a care package for some friends who are currently overseas-- I got to break out all of my care package stuff from last year.  One of my favorite ways to decorate a box is to use wrapping paper. It is so much easier than cutting down scrapbook paper-- and it's mess-free too!

Here's my easy way to do it (and have it looking fab for your gift recipient)!

You'll Need:

  • Scissors
  • Elmer's Glue
  • Box
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Packing Tape

1. Take the box apart. If you're using a USPS Priority Box (which are free at your local post office), there is a tab glued to the inside of the box. Pull it apart, and the box will fall open. Once your box is open, lay it flat on wrapping paper to measure how much you need.

2. On the inside of the box, spread your Elmer's Glue. (Rubber cement dries too quickly.)

3. Flip your box over, press onto the wrapping paper and let dry. Place books or other heavier items on the edges of the box if they seem to be lifting up.

4. Once the box has dried, cut out completely (even between the box flaps). Using packing tape, tape, reassemble and tape the box back together. Make sure to secure the inside tab with glue, and then tape with clear packing tape.

And, boom! You have a snazzy, decorated care package in less than 10 minutes!
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