Monday, April 30, 2012

DIY Wrapping Paper Wine Box

Had a friend’s birthday this week and wanted to give her my new favorite sweet wine, Camelot. But of course, everything is better in pretty packaging so I decided to make a wine box. It’s pretty much just a paper mache project. Hobby Lobby sells wonderful cardboard unfinished wine boxes. I found adorable craft wrapping paper at Borders.

Supplies Needed:
Cardboard unfinished wine box
Choice paper (scrapbook paper or wrapping paper)
Mod Podge OR School Glue & Water mixed
Sponge brush
Paint (Optional)

Remove the lid from your wine box. Remove the handle from the wine box. Measure and cut enough paper to go around your wine box. If using scrapbook paper, you may need to have multiple pieces that you will overlap. Your paper should be a couple of inches taller than your wine box. Attach your paper to you wine box using the Mod Podge leaving an inch hanging higher than the wine box and an inch hanging lower than the wine box. Attach your paper all of the way around the box with Mod Podge under the paper and over the paper. Your paper will probably bunch up and wrinkle. As the paper soaks in more glue mixture, you will be able to make it lie flat by running your fingers over it. Be patient, it will get there and will be worth it. As you flatten your wet paper around the wine box, tuck the hanging over paper into the box to make a good edge. Do the same with the paper hanging over the bottom. Once your box is completely smooth, allow it to dry. Mine only took about 15min. Use a pen to poke holes where the handle goes and reattach your handle. For the lid, there are a couple of choices. You could repeat the above process on your lid to make it match your bottom. You could repeat the above process using a different paper for contrast. You could paint the top (I would use acrylic paint) in a color that compliments or contrasts your chosen paper. In the example shown I left the top exactly as it came because I love the craft paper look with my craft paper wrapping paper. Voila!

Here's another use for wine boxes, that I'd love to try:

from: All The Luck In The World

1 comment:

  1. These are very beautiful hand made wine boxes. Being an owner of a gift shop I would suggest that you buy your wine boxes from Wholesale Box Designer