How To'sday | Re-covering Gift Boxes

Today's How To'sday by Liz Qualman is super cute - I will certainly be trying this one myself!

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Merry Christmas! Have you done a lot of baking and need to share the goodies with some with your friends and neighbors before you eat them all yourself? Why not deliver them in a special container to hold all of the delectable creations? I found this snowman shaped box at my local grocery store (on sale since it was so close to Christmas). It was already somewhat decorated, but I decided to make it even more adorable by recovering it with one of my favorite holiday collections from Simple Stories called Handmade Holidays (how fitting).
I chose two pieces of patterned paper to line the outside of the box. Then I measured and cut the strips of paper, matching up patterns where I could since it took more than one strip to go around the box. Then I used a tape runner and glue gun to adhere the paper to the box. I would recommend using something like Modge Podge to seal the paper to the box in order to make it more durable and ready for a second use.
To recreate the design, I used a plain piece of copy paper to trace some of the elements on the box and then cut them out as a pattern. Then I used the pattern to trace on the papers I selected to fit my own style. Pop dots on the buttons and part of the scarf make the design more fun and dimensional.
Finally I added some sentiments with cardstock stickers from Simple Stories Handmade Collection. This will be a fun gift for a neighbor or a friend.

Hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday week!

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Liz, thank you so much for sharing with us today! This is such a cute idea - perfect for any neighbour gift! I just wanted to say a big thank you to Liz for being a part of our Fall Design Team - you have shown us so many wonderful things over the last three months. We hope to see you around the community and on our Facebook page.

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Have a great day and be sure to stop by tomorrow for some inspiration!

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