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How To Make a Handmade Paper Gift Box

Watch more Paper Crafts videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Create a gift box made of handmade paper by following this guide. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Create a stencil Unfold a small, one-piece cardboard box and trace it onto a piece of cardboard or thick plastic that is the same size as your mold and deckle. Then cut out the shape using the craft knife to create a box stencil. Step 2: Dip the stencil in a vat of pulp Place the box stencil between your mold and deckle. Dip the mold and deckle with the stencil sandwiched in between into the vat of pulp at a 45-degree angle and draw them toward you. Tip The mold is a frame with a screen stretched across the top. The deckle, keeps the pulp from running off the mold. If you cannot find a mold and deckle at a crafts store, construct your own from two flat picture frames, with a screen attached to one of them. Step 3: Raise the stencil from the vat Raise the mold, deckle, and stencil to the surface in one continuous motion. Then remove them from the pulp. Allow the water to drain and shake the mold and deckle from side to side to allow the paper fibers to settle. Step 4: Remove the box form from the stencil Remove the deckle and transfer the layer of pulp inside the stencil to a damp cloth on a flat surface by placing the mold upside down on the surface, tapping the screen and then raising the mold up. Let the paper dry. Step 5: Assemble the box Assemble the box by folding and gluing or taping the edges using the disassembled box as a guide. Did You Know? In 1869, the American entrepreneur John Knox offered a $100 reward for the "best type of Gift box" to hold strawberries.
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