The first thing I did was open the box template in Photoshop & made sure it was the correct size as annotated on the template.
The template is self explanatory as far as folding, gluing the one side, etc. I also glue the bottom flap to the inside of the box since you only open it from the top anyway. I went around the edges with distress ink.
Once it's put together, embellish! I used some torn scrap paper, CCB burlap, and a phrase cut off the Architextures packaging. Save your packaging - lots of great stuff that can be used for embellishing!
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