Step 1 Trace the outside of the box lid on your decorative paper and cut it out. This is a color copy of an old Quaker sampler we own. I love to make color copies of our samplers. They look so real! You can see all of the stitches.
Step 2 Spread a thin coat of PVA glue on the inside of the box lid.
Step 3 Center the paper circle and press in place. Smooth to remove any wrinkles. It will extend up the box sides a tiny bit. Make sure those areas are smooth also. Measure the inside rim of the lid. Mine measured about 3/4" so I cut the strip about 5/8".
Step 4 Glue the strip in place. If you have to cut more than one strip, butt the paper strips together.
Step 5 The finished box lid. I wish I would have centered the verse better....but life continues to move at a very fast pace....(in other words..."This will do just fine.")
Step 6 The bottom of the covered box is done exactly like the lid. Trace the box bottom on the fabric and cut it out adding a 1/4" fold-over allowance. Spread the glue on the box bottom and glue the fabric in place.
Step 7 Glue the fold-over allowance down.
Step 8 Measure the box side and add 5/8" to the measurement. Mine measured 3" so I cut a strip of fabric 3 5/8".
Step 9 Fold over 1/4" of the fabric along the long edge for a finished edge. Iron the fold to crease. Spread a thin layer of glue along the side. Align the finished edge along the bottom of the side. Glue the strip in place. It helps to do a small area at a time. Stretch the strip along the side and smooth in place.
Step 10 Glue and fold the raw edge over. Apply more glue and press the finished edge down.
Step 11 Glue the raw edge of the fabric strip on the inside of the box. Draw the box bottom on your decorative paper and cut it out. Glue it in place exactly as you did for the box lid.
Step 12 Measure the sides. Mine measured about 2 3/4" so I cut my strip about 2 5/8". Cut the strip and glue in place.
If you have to cut more than one strip, butt the paper strips together.
Step 13 Wipe the excess glue away with a damp paper towel. Finally! We are done!!!!
It really doesn't take too much time to complete this project. I know you will want one of these! Great way to wrap gifts too. Don't worry if your work isn't perfect. Each one will be unique and different. Hey.....they are made by hand and that's what we love.
The lid fits very tightly....you might have to pull it out a bit to stretch it.
Send pictures! I would love to see how you finish yours. Now you can have a beautiful place to store your special sewing supplies!
Until later dear friends,