contact paper, fabric, or gift wrapping paper
decorative ribbon if you'd like
spray glue if using wrapping paper or fabric
clear coat if using wrapping paper
glue your choice for ribbon
Step 1: Pick a Box, and Cut Off Flaps
use a box cutter to cut off all the flaps
Here I used contact paper.
Measure the length and width of all sides and add a few inches.
measure the inside length and width
cut all pieces
Instead of cutting only 1 piece for the outside and inside, I cut 2 pieces for each outside and inside. It's easier to work with.
Be very careful when applying contact paper. Align the contact paper with the bottom, press down, then smooth out air bubbles. Repeat for all sides.
I ended up with 5 pieces. 2 for the outside, 2 for the inside, and 1 for the inside bottom. You can also cut 1 more piece for the underside.
Step 3: Accessorize, Iron Ribbons
I had 2 pieces of ribbon that fit around the box.
Step 4: Glue Ribbon
glue your ribbon or accessories onto the box. I used a glue stick and double sided tape on my other box.
Step 5: Tada!
Step 6: Box With Contact Paper and Gift Wrap
I used spray clear coat for the gift wrap so it would be more durable.
I also made a lil flower out of a plastic bag.
I love upcycling :)