Confession: I'm a hoarder.
Yeah, I hoard ribbon that I get on gifts and old things like pencil sharpeners and glue sticks and stolen hotel stationery and weird Commes des Garcons wallets that I don't know what to do with. Yes, I pile all that stuff into old shoe boxes. Yes, I forget about that stuff once it's in the box but WHAT DO I DO IN THE MEANTIME, HUH?
I make the box look damn pretty.
First: Get an old box and some wrapping paper.
Look at this cute patterned wrapping paper I found on clearance at Target for $2.99! Since this project was my first guinea pig, I decided to use some cheapo stuff just in case.
Using a blade, I cut out the appropriate amount of paper that would cover all parts of the box...
...and traced the box onto the paper.
Then I sprayed with some spray adhesive and lightly smoothed up the sides, being careful not to make bubbles or wrinkles.
Using my trusty scissors, I made a careful cut along the edge and folded the paper into the inner rim of the box...
...then I repeated this to all four sides of the box, making "wings" in the corner.
|Don't judge my wrinkles.|
Nothing a little scissor can't help. I hacked off the wings, and smoothed down the corners of the tacky paper: