How to Make a Velvet Presentation Box

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How to Make a Velvet Presentation Box
Cover a box in velvet to make gifts more special. (Photos.com/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Gifts should look as if you put thought into them, even if your budget is small. One way to do this, no matter your budget, is to create a velvet presentation box. Velvet makes most things look elegant and expensive for very little money all around.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Measuring tape
  • Acid-free cardboard box
  • 1/4-inch thick furniture foam
  • Permanent marker
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive spray
  • Velvet fabric
  • Fabric glue
  • Satin ribbon

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Measure the height and width of one side of your box. Add about 1/2 inch to the width. For instance, if your box side measures 6.5 inches across, your final measurement will be 7 inches.

  2. 2

    Cut two squares of furniture foam to your final measurements and two pieces to your original measurements. If your box is 7 inches high, two of your pieces will be 7 inches square and two will measure 7 inches by 6.5 inches, in this case.

  3. 3

    Spray one side of your box with spray adhesive. Press one of your wider pieces of foam into the side of the box, centring the foam so the excess sticks out evenly from the corners.

  4. 4

    Turn the box 90 degrees and glue a smaller piece of foam to that side. The edge of the smaller foam and the excess of the wider foam piece should meet neatly at the corner.

  5. 5

    Glue the second wide piece of foam to the third side of the box and the second smaller piece to the fourth side. Let the glue dry overnight.

  6. 6

    Add the width measurements of the sides of your box together. In this case, 6.5 multiplied by 4 is 26. Add 1 inch to that for a total of 27. Add an inch to the box height, too, or 8, in this case.

  7. 7

    Cut a piece of velvet 27 inches long by 8 inches wide. Spread the foam sides of your box with fabric glue and centre and smooth the velvet over it. Fold under the extra velvet at one of the corners and glue it down for a neat seam.

  8. 8

    Snip into the corners of the excess velvet sticking up from the top edge of your box. Fold the excess down into the box and glue it in place.

  9. 9

    Cut one piece of velvet to the exact measurements of each side of the box, plus one piece for the bottom. All of the pieces, in this case, will be 7 inches by 6.5 inches.

  10. 10

    Smear the inside of the box with fabric glue and press the velvet pieces into place with your fingers. Let the glue dry for about 2 hours.

  11. 11

    Snip a piece of satin ribbon about 27 inches long and glue it around the inside edge of the box to cover the seam between the inside and outside velvet pieces. Let the box cure overnight.

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