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Covered Gift Box Out of Throwaway Boxes

I use the boxes that come from cereal, macaroni, taco shells or any box with a clean, interior. Remove wax paper liner if there is one. Carefully undo the glued end flaps. Flatten box.

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Take your paper, cut it so that it will reach around flattened box and just long enough to cover the end tabs. Leave about 1/2" at sides, to use to glue. On one end of paper, glue underside of paper to box. Then glue the other side down. I use a glue stick for all of the sealing.

Open the box, cut away paper to match tabs, glue one end closed. Insert gift and then glue other end. You now have a easily wrapped free box and have saves on wrapping paper too.

Gladys Hill

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March 16, 20110 found this helpful

I do the same thing using wallpaper for boxes I want to keep for storage. I add a few embelishments and voila, a good storage, memory etc. box.

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