Handmade Hand Sanitizer Gift Box

Did you ever read instructions for a project and wondered if they were in a foreign language? Or maybe you were a little foggier in the brain today than you thought you were.

This happened to me recently when I found a paper gift box for a small bottle of hand sanitizer. I read and reread, but the numbers and measurements didn't add up. Not this is a surprise to me - numbers and I aren't the best of friends.

So, using the picture, I made my own box using a strip of 12x12 paper. Your bottle might be a little different sized than mine, but the idea is still the same. Just modify the details to fit your bottle of hand sanitizer.

Cut a strip of 12x12 card stock just wider than your bottle. Crease a flap about 1/4 of a inch wide, then again at about 1 1/4 inches. Punch a hole in the middle to fit the top of the bottle through.

Make another crease at the bottom, about 1/4 of an inch taller than the bottle (mine was about 3 1/4 inches tall). This is what it will look like at this point.

Make three more creases to wrap up the back and over the top of the bottle. You can be exact if you want, but mine is a guesstimate. You know - me and numbers. It will be about an inch short, but that's OK. Make a face plate the size of the entire front of the bottle and it will cover that gap while making a solid surface on the front to decorate.

To close it up, I cut a piece of Velcro dot in half and adhered it to the flap.  

When all closed up, you can decorate it as you like and you'll still be able to see the bottle on the sides. Coordinate with the color of hand sanitizer and you'll have an adorable gift.


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