How to Make Christmas Gift Box Mantel Decor

Looking for a fun and festive way to spruce up your fireplace mantel this Christmas? An assortment of fabric-wrapped gift boxes will definitely do the trick!
Fireplace Mantel Decorated With Wrapped Christmas Presents

Fireplace Mantel Decorated With Wrapped Christmas Presents

This mantel is decorated with wrapped gifts and ornaments for a contemporary take on Christmas decor.

Materials Needed:

  • a variety of empty food boxes (i.e. cereal boxes, instant potato boxes, cracker boxes)
  • scissors
  • double-sided tape
  • 1 roll of white wrapping paper
  • fabric glue
  • 3 yards of 3 different kinds of fabric (they should all coordinate with one another)
  • decorative ribbon (fabric, satin or twine)
  • 3-5 clip-on hair flowers

Wrap Boxes

Wrap box with white wrapping paper to cover up the design on the packaging.

Wrapping Gift Box in White Paper

Wrapping Gift Box in White Paper

Covering the box in white paper will conceal the design on the packaging.

Cut Fabric

Cut out a piece of fabric large enough to wrap the box again.

Cutting Fabric to Wrap Gift Box

Cutting Fabric to Wrap Gift Box

Cut a piece of fabric large enough to wrap the box to create a beautiful decorative package.

Tape Fabric

Use a few pieces of double-sided tape to hold the fabric to the box.

Black and White Fabric Gift Wrap

Black and White Fabric Gift Wrap

When gift wrapping, try using your favorite fabric rather than traditional paper. Simply use a few pieces of double-sided tape to hold the fabric to the box.

Glue Fabric

Use fabric glue to finish wrapping the box.

Gluing Fabric Wrapping to Gift Box

Gluing Fabric Wrapping to Gift Box

Use fabric glue to finish wrapping the box.

Add Ribbon

Use coordinating decorative ribbon or twine to embellish the gift box.

Adding Ribbon to Gift Wrap

Adding Ribbon to Gift Wrap

Use coordinating decorative ribbon or twine to embellish the gift box.

Add Bows

Use coordinating clip-on hair flowers as a finishing touch.

Clipping Decorative Flower to Gift Wrap

Clipping Decorative Flower to Gift Wrap

Add a bow or use coordinating clip-on hair flowers as a finishing touch to the gift wrap.

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