[vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern”][vc_column][vc_column_text]How to cover a box and make your own very personal Gratitude Game Box [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_single_image image=”585″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_column_text]Fantastic! You have found an ideal box and chosen your favourite paper [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_single_image image=”586″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_column_text]Have a real good look at your box from all sides. 

Boxes with separate lids are very straightforward to cover but the ones with hinged lids take a bit more working out [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_single_image image=”587″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_column_text]Draw the outline of your box on the wrapping paper 

  1. First draw round the base. Roll the box forward and draw round the front
  2. Relocate the box base back onto its outline and then roll the box backwards to  draw round the back
  3. Roll the box to the right and draw round the right hand side.
  4. Roll the box to the left and draw round the left hand side.
  5. Return the box to lying on its back.
  6. Roll once more until the box is upside down (with the lid closed) and draw round the lid.
  7. You now have the outline of your box on paper.
  8. The last step is to add some allowances for overlapping.


  • You will need an overlap allowance around the box base and front (to go under the side pieces). 
  • A bit wider allowance to go over the front edge of the box into the inside. 
  • Draw a double allowance round the box lid, the first to cover the the sides of the lid. The second to cover the inside of the sides of the lid!

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_single_image image=”588″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_column_text]Cut out round the outline. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_single_image image=”589″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_column_text]Place the box base into position and stick down. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_single_image image=”591″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_column_text]Roll the box onto its back and stick the back of the box to the paper [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_single_image image=”592″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_column_text]Stick the box lid to the paper. Before securing close the box lid to allow the hinge to work.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_single_image image=”593″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_column_text]Sticking sides overlap [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_single_image image=”594″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_column_text]Covering front top edge and side overlap [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_single_image image=”595″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_column_text]Stick sides and roll the paper over the top of the front edge of the box and stick down [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_single_image image=”596″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_column_text]Cut the corners out to fold the paper and stick to the sides of the box lid and over the box lid side into the inside of the lid. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_single_image image=”597″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_column_text]Lid all covered and stuck down, inside and out. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_single_image image=”598″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_column_text]

And there you have your finished box. 

Well done. 

Your box all ready now to get you started playing the games.

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