These are so fun! I first made these when I wanted something special to give to some girls in a youth program I worked with were turning 16 years old. I thought a keepsake box, for all of their letters, mementos, etc. would be perfect.
However, these can be adapted for any need. A baby box (it would make a great gift), jewelry box for a little girl (or big girl!), recipe box…the ideas are endless.
Items you need:
-cardboard craft box, any size desired
-ribbon, embellishments, coordinating paper
1. Paint the box and lid the desired color. Let dry.
2. Cut scrapbook paper just smaller than the top of the lid, and each side, so it will leave an edge around it, showing the paint.
3. Use mod podge to adhere paper to box, then cover every surface (including painted surface) with the mod podge. Let dry.
4. Embellish as desired. I love ribbon, different types of lettering, coordinating card stock and scrapbook paper—the sky is the limit!