Father's Day Surprise Boxes
More than likely, your dad has saved somewhere every construction-paper greeting card and macaroni-encrusted gift you've ever made for him.
Martha Stewart Living, June 1998
- Paint box inside and out with acrylic primer; let dry; then add a coat of latex paint.
- Cut paper in a contrasting color 1/8 inch smaller all around than dimensions of box top.
- Cut a strip of paper long enough to wrap around all four sides and 1/8 inch narrower than the height of the sides; divide this strip in two so the box's lid will be able to separate from the base.
- Brush craft glue onto back of paper, and smooth in place. Attach self-adhesive photo corners to box's top, and insert a photograph.
- Line box with vellum, and fill with Dad's favorite candies, nuts, or another small gift.
- Acrylic primer
- Latex paint
- Colored paper
- Craft glue
- Self-adhesive photo corners
- Candy, nuts, or other small gifts
Homemade presents are still fun for your dad to receive -- but it's just as easy to make them elegant and useful. Here's how to turn a plain wooden box into an attractive gift.
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