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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!

Layla Palmer, The Lettered Cottage

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.

Cut Fabric

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

Tape Fabric

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.

Add Ribbon

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

Add Bows

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

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