Sometimes you need to give a gift, but want to dress the packaging up extra special. This fabric covered box was so easy to make! My good friend’s birthday is coming up and she loves to sew. I am going to put cute supplies and maybe a gift card inside-no gift wrap necessary!
It was really easy to make to. I gathered my supplies and heated up the glue gun:
- Cardboard box
- Enough fabric to cover the box and lid
- Extra cardboard the size of the lid or larger
- Enough trim to go around the perimeter of the lid
- Glue gun
The hardest part was keeping the box from shifting as I pulled the sides of the fabric in and glued them to the bottom of the box. I started on one side and worked my way around, giving it a nice gathered look. After securing the fabric around the bottom of the box, I trimmed the extras to remove some bulk.
Using the lid as a guide, I cut out a piece of cardboard (I used a cereal box) a little smaller than the lid.
I secured a piece of fabric with hot glue to the opposite side of the cardboard, creating a smooth, nicely finished surface. Attach to the bottom of the box, nice side up.
Starting on the lid, place the top side of the lid on the wrong side of the fabric. Cut fabric leaving a few inch allowance, depending on how high the lid is on the sides.
Attach fabric while trimming around the outside sides and then the inside sides using the hot glue. I later added ribbon to cover the rough edge of the fabric.
The box is now finished, but it needed a little extra, don’t you think?
I added a little vintage trim around the lid of the box for a little extra flair. It was ready for all of the sewing goodies I had picked up for my friend’s birthday!