Step 7: Cut Paper to Cover the Box

For this step you will need your covering paper, ruler, glue stick and box bottom and top (Photo 2).

I always like to check the fit of my box lid (Photo 1). I've never had one not fit, but I've only made three. Still it would be quite sad if you got through every step and then discovered your box didn't fit together.

Now is the time to cut the pieces for covering your box. I use the ruler to help estimate the size that I will need. You'll want a piece that is big enough to cover both the outside and inside of the box edges (Photo 3). I always go with a little more than double the size of the box edge. Cut out your pieces for the top and the bottom and then use the glue stick to smear glue all over the flat part of the box piece (Photo 4). Then place the glue side of the box down in center of the covering paper.
Wow this is really neat! I loved the movie and now i can make the gift the other mother gives :D
Can you PLEASE sell them on etzy???? please please please i tried making this and i failed i would buy so many xxxxx
oh my god I can't believe I found this! Can't wait to begin making it! I've already made a Coraline Doll. I love Coraline!!!!
good, actually, i needed a box for gigfting my friend
I read the book this last week, and then saw the movie tonight with my kids.&nbsp; ...When I saw the box in the movie, I remembered seeing this on here a while ago and wondering what in the world it was.&nbsp; <br /><br />Now I get it!&nbsp; Very cool, I like it.<br />
Awesome! I'm a big Neil Gaiman fan, so definitely looking forward to this.
Have you read <a rel="nofollow" href="http://xkcd.com/52/">Sandman</a>? <br/>
Certainly. I am a big fan!
creepy... i read the book, so this is pretty coolio!
So many steps for such a simple thing!
I seen this movie with my daughter in 3-D. The beginning made me a lil woozy..lol. Good instructable and sorry ya didn't get that box :( Lemonade from lemons, as they say ;)
Amazing! I saw this movie, and have yet to read the book. However, I NEED TO!!
This is Amazing! Thanks for sharing this with everyone!
Thanks for sharing your templates - I'm also sad that I missed out on the mystery box and button box fun, but now I can make my own! :)
O.M.G. I didn't even know about the Coraline Boxes until I started reading your instructable. This means I'm going to have to make one, or something like it since I can't put in actual artifacts from the film production itself...

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