This year is an exciting year in Britain with the London Olympics and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. This means that there is an abundance of British inspired things to buy! Paperchase (amazing shop. just saying!) is no exception and they have some mega cute notebooks, pencil cases, cards etc. But I love their wrapping paper and at £1 a sheet its a great alternative to scrapbook paper! I found three sheets I liked and bought them with the intention of covering some shoe boxes.
Are you like me when it comes to shoe boxes? I don't know what it is but I can't throw them out! They are boxes. for storing things. that I didn't have to pay for! Its a win win! Except that the stack of shoe boxes in my room looks just like...well...a stack of shoe boxes! Well, not any more! This project is basically a wrapped shoebox - very simple but effective! I have included a tutorial because I found a neat way of using double sides tape for this. You probably already know this already but if not...
Materials for 1 shoe box
1 1/2 Sheets of A2 wrapping paper (1 for box, 1/2 for lid)
Double Sided sticky tape
1 plain Jane boring old shoe box
1. Stick two long strips of double sides tape to the bottom of your box. Peel off the back and stick in the middle of the back of your wrapping paper. Next stick tape around the top edges of your box as in the picture.
2. Peel of the backing of one long side piece and fold to stick paper to that side. Repeat on the other long side
3. Cut diagonal slits towards the box, fold the flap in half and stick a piece of double sides sticky tape to the flap. Bring the flap inside the box, pull tightly and stick.
4. This is what your box should look like so far...
5. At one end, cut along the paper in line with the bottom of the box to create three flaps. Trim the two side flaps to about 2/3 the size of the short side of your box
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