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Winter Gift Box Tutorial by Nicole Samuels

Need a little pick-me-up? This wintery-box by Nicole Samuels (Blog: Nicole Samuels | Instagram: @nicsamuels | Pinterest: @nsameuls | Twitter: @nicsamuels) is sure to do the trick!

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Paperbox
Supplies: Stitched – Embroidery Kit, Hello (368906); Serendipity – Patterned Paper, Flora (368953), Meadow (368955)

1. I found an awesome website that allows you to customize the dimensions of a paper box and then creates a printable template for that box. All for free! Just go to http://www.templatemaker.nl/ and find the type of box you'd like to make. I used the "box with lid" option and these are the dimensions I typed in:

Dimensions

2. Print out the template created by the website. If you don't have a wide format printer you may have to print it in sections depending on how large of a box you want to make. Cut out the template and the patterned paper you want to use. Score along the dotted lines on the template and fold along those lines.

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3. I added some cross stitching to the top of my box using one of the Stitched embroidery kits and some yellow floss. I think it's easier to add this before you fold it into shape.

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4. Cut some skinny strips of patterned papers (I used the scraps from the two I used for my box) and accordion fold them to form some box "stuffing".

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5. Fill your box with goodies and brighten someone's day!

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Such a sweet and heartfelt gift!