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How to decorate a gift box

For my wedding anniversary love heart biscuits, this is how I made (or rather decorated) the box to put them in.

You will need:

– 1 Box (this is a medium sized box from Paperchase)
– Photos printed on standard paper
– Photos printed on photo paper
– Glue (Pritt stick or similar)
– Torn tissue paper (optional)
– Confetti (optional)
– Sticky back plastic
– Tissue paper
– Tracing paper

Step one: Start to cover your box with the photos printed on standard paper – this will act as a background to your main quality photos, so it doesn’t matter too much about the quality of these.

You can even print them out in poor quality if you’re going for a more artistic approach. In this example, I’ve laid them on at an angle, but be completely creative here to achieve different effects.

Step two: Cover the entire of the box leaving none of the original surface uncovered. Cover the base of the box with a square of tissue paper, to hide any messy edges.

Step three
: Use tracing paper to cover each side of the box, this will fade your pictures and make the background less distracting to put the higher quality photos on. Only use a dab of glue on each corner to avoid mess – you will be able to tidy it up later with the sticky back plastic.

Step four: Cut out shapes with the same tissue paper to stick on the box – in this case I used the same cookie cutter that I’d used to make the love heart biscuits inside to match and stick your higher quality photos around the box in various places.

Step five: Using sticky back plastic, cover to flatten all the layers, to protect the photos and paper and give it a shiny appearance.
Step six: To cover the lid, use tissue paper to cover the edges of the lid and for the top use standard paper, tracing paper and the biggest (and in my case the only colour) photo for added impact.

Step seven: Fill the box with torn tissue paper, add your biscuits and sprinkle over the confetti, seal the lid and enjoy! For an extra flourishing touch you could even add a big bow if you have one to spare.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Diane permalink
    March 23, 2010 5:06 pm

    thank you very much for the box of biscuits,we are munching our way through them,the box making details were very interesting as well,liked the sound of the ginger ones that you made for Emma.

    • amydavies permalink*
      March 23, 2010 5:14 pm

      You ate some of them yourself you know….. or do you mean you like the way they sounded when you crunched them in your mouth? 😉


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