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Picture of Faux Birch Bark Box
 
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Step 1: Tools:

Picture of Tools:
Scissors
Pen or pencil
Ruler
Sturdy knife
Fine point sharpie
Sandpaper

Step 2: Materials:

(5) 12" x 12" birch bark pattern paper
Rubber cement
1/8" thick hemp string (or sisal twine)
A few aluminum soda cans
(1) cardboard photo box
A good length of faux birch bark ribbon (hobby lobby)
A few leaves (in good condition)
A nail
A hole puncher

Step 3: Removing The Label Plate

Picture of Removing The Label Plate
Using a knife, pry the metal label holder off of the photo box (yes, I realize that I am using a hammer in the picture... Whatever works). Be careful not to rip a hole in the side of the box.

Step 4: Measuring The Paper

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You will need to make 2 sheets 7 1/2" x 10" with at least 1/2" of overlap on each edge.
You will also need 2 sheets 11" x 8 1/8" with 1/2" of overlap on each edge. These 4 sheets will be for the bottom part of the box.
For the box top, you'll need 1 sheet 9 3/4" x 11" with 1/2" of overlap on the edges.
You may be able to use any scraps you have leftover for the box top sides. Measure 2 pieces 1" x 7 3/4" with 1/2" of overlap on the. Edges.
The little 1/2" squares in the corners of the paper can be cut out or folded later.