A pretty box never ceases to brighten up my day, and as I have spent the last three days stuck in the house with sick children my day needed brightening!
You need an old shoe box with a lid and some pretty fabric. Most fabric shops will sell 'Fat-Quarters' for less than a pound or two and they are perfect for this project.
You will also need some spray adhesive glue that can be bought at a craft shop or hardware shop.
For example, if your box is 15cms tall then there should be at least 17cms of fabric around each side of the box.
Cover the table with scrap paper and then spray a thin layer of spray adhesive over the fabric.
Begin in exactly the same way measuring your fabric so it is the height plus 2cms wider than the box.
The same principles can be used with wrapping-paper instead of fabric, making this an ideal way to cover shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.
Operation Christmas Child is a BRILLIANT charity that delivers shoeboxes filled with gifts to children in some of the poorest countries. Perhaps you could get involved by decorating and filling a shoebox with gifts for a child this Christmas!