Papier-Mache Gift Boxes

Spin Christmas carols around colorful papier-mache boxes and give them a whirl with gifts inside.


What You Need:

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  • Glue stick
  • Hot-glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
  • 6-inch-diameter box
  • Silver paint pen
  • Reynolds Ultra Foils (silver)
  • Plastic crystal stars (14- and 22-millimeter)
  • Holographic sticker sheet
  • Crafts knife
  • 1/2 yard of 2-1/2-inch-wide silver sheer ribbon

Instructions

Write Christmas song lyrics around the edge of the box lid with the paint pen. Using the glue stick, adhere ribbon or foil strips around the lid rim. Hot-glue crystal stars around the lid rim.

Draw wavy vertical lines around the box bottom with the silver paint pen. Cut a 2-1/2-inch-wide star shape from the holographic sticker sheet. Make a 1-inch slit in the center using the crafts knife. For a handle, thread the ends of the silver ribbon down through the slit, leaving a 4-1/2-inch loop on the right side. Trim the ribbon ends. Remove the paper backing from the star, and press it onto the center of the box lid.

What You Need:

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  • Glue stick
  • Hot-glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
  • 6-inch-diameter box
  • Silver paint pen
  • Reynolds Ultra Foils (red and green)
  • 6-millimeter red plastic rhinestones
  • Scissors
  • Dry ballpoint pen
  • Red jingle bells (16- and 22-millimeter)
  • Red wire

Instructions:

Write Christmas song lyrics around the edge of the box lid with the paint pen. Using the glue stick, adhere ribbon or foil strips around the lid rim. Hot-glue rhinestones around the lid rim.

Trace the holly-leaf pattern below on the green foil twice, and cut out the shapes. Using the dry pen, make two holes 1/2 inch apart and 2 inches from the lid edge. Thread the bells on the red wire and anchor them to the box through the holes, twisting the wire ends together on the underside. Hot-glue the leaves under the bells.

Holly Pattern (Downloading requires Adobe Acrobat)

Download Adobe Acrobat

What You Need:

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  • Glue stick
  • Hot-glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
  • 3-inch-diameter box
  • White paint pen
  • 1/2 yard of 5/8-inch-wide metallic green ribbon
  • 1/3 yard of 3/8-inch-wide red-and-white polka-dot grosgrain ribbon
  • 16-millimeter silver jingle bell

Instructions:

Write Christmas song lyrics around the edge of the box lid with the paint pen. Using the glue stick, adhere ribbon or foil strips around the lid rim.

Thread the ribbon through the bell loop and tie it in a bow. Hot-glue the bell to the top of the lid.

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