Man, I am really late getting this post up. I haven’t been completely slacking… I have been crafting! And working, but that’s boring so I will skip the chatter about my job. You’re welcome.
Let me first say that I LOVE this project, because I am upcycling multiple things. I am obviously reusing old book pages, but I am also using them to discover old boxes from Birchbox. If you don’t know what Birchbox is, you are seriously missing out. They are the reason that I can keep my beauty routine on a budget. For $1o a month, they send you a box of 4-5 beauty samples. You also earn points for reviewing those products and use those point to redeem full size items. I love it. The samples come in a cute brown box. Do not throw these away. They have so many uses!!
After you select your book and cut the pages out, cut any blank space around the sides away so you just have text.
Once your pages are cut down appropriately, you can start gluing them on. As usual, I used Elmer’s glue. It is best to start gluing from the inside edge of the box.
Since you have to use multiple pages, it looks best if the pages are not uniform. Just glue them on in sections, making sure they all overlap and can reach the inside lip of the box.
When you get to the corners, carefully fold the paper over and glue it down at an angle. To be uniform, there should be one fold on each side of the box.
After you are done gluing on the pages, your box will look something like this:
You can leave it like that, or you can glue on some decorative ribbon.here
There are a lot of ways you could dress this box up. You can add as many layers as you want to make it your own style. I will say it is easier with bigger pages vs. smaller ones. The ones I used were pretty standard, but next time I will hunt out a larger book. I will be making more of these with wrapping paper soon. Anyone else enjoy making their own gift boxes?