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Try This: DIY Gift Box

An empty box from the pantry quickly becomes great gift wrap in this DIY gift box project.

Turn an empty cereal or pasta box into a handmade gift box in this easy DIY project.
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Try reusing and decorating an oatmeal container or coffee tin.
Photo By Gregory Miller/Courtesy Roost Books
Ruby Star Wrapping by Melody Miller and Allison Tannery features 30 easy-to-make gift wrapping projects that you can create using common materials in your home.
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Place your fabric on top of the box, fusible side down. If the box has a slick side, it will be best to adhere the fabric to the opposite (nonslick) side. Make sure the fabric hangs over all edges of the box evenly. Iron down.
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Make vertical cuts in the fabric between each tab to separate the tabs from each other. Then make two horizontal cuts on each side to separate the side panels from the top and bottom tabs.
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Use scissors or a craft knife to shape the short, diagonal, side edges of the top and bottom flaps.
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