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Fabric-Wrapped Box

Mix up a big batch of our honeycomb seeded brittle (or your famous fudge) to dole out to your besties. Then cover each parcel in fabric to create boxes they'll actually want to keep.

fabric-wrapped gift box

Photography: Kate Mathis

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2020

Introduction

Mix up a big batch of our honeycomb seeded brittle (or your famous fudge) to dole out to your besties. Then cover each parcel in fabric to create boxes they'll actually want to keep—our gift-packaging technique is akin to furoshiki. For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of handmade gifts and gift-wrapping ideas.

materials

  • Fabric, in two complementary patterns (Liberty of London Cotton Lawn Print Cotton Fabric #74653369, $36.95 a yd., bandjfabrics.com; B&J Fabrics Japanese Cotton Blend Lawn Woven Stripe Fabric #78692672, $27 a yd., bandjfabrics.com; B&J Fabrics Cotton Broadcloth Print Fabric #74648569, $15 a yd., bandjfabrics.com)

  • Fabric scissors

  • Clothing iron

  • Macaron-box base and slider, each 6 by 2 1/2 by 2 inches (Paper Mart Macaron Base, 6" by 2 1/2" by 2", in Kraft, $12 for 25, papermart.com; Paper Mart Macaron Slider, 6" by 2 1/2" by 2", in Kraft, $10 for 25, papermart.com)

  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks

  • Leather cord (AntiqueCord Round Leather Cord, 0.5 mm, in N43, N42, and N39, $3 for 5 yd., antiquecord.etsy.com)

steps

  1. Cut one piece of fabric into a 10-by-7-inch rectangle; lay right-side down. Fold in 1/2 inch on each short side; press with iron. (Rectangle should now measure 6 by 10 inches.)

  2. Wrap fabric around macaron-box slider so that fabric edges are flush with slider edges and overlap on the bottom, making a seam. Secure seam with a small amount of hot glue, then adhere to box. Let dry completely.

  3. Fill macaron-box base with desired sweets, such as our seeded honeycomb brittle, and insert into box slider. Cut a 20-inch-long piece of cord; wrap lengthwise around box, securing with a double knot. Trim any excess.

  4. Cut a tag, approximately 2 by 1 1/2 inches, out of second fabric pattern. Fold in by 1/2 inch on each side; press with iron. Fold tag over cord and secure with a dot of hot glue.

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