The first step is to find a wooden box clean and sand if need be. Gather old christmas cards, wrapping paper, ribbons, glitter, paints and anything else you can think of to decorate your box. Lay out your designs for all sides and inside of box. Paint the box the colors you want add glitter for stars or snow. Cut out your designs and glue them onto the box. Have fun and let the kid in you out! make sure you allow all layers of paint and glue to dry befor adding a new layer. In the end when it is all done add modge podge in 2-3 layers for sheen and to protect it forever! Obviously you can make your box any theem or design other than christmas ...only you know what others may love and what you may have.
Seen below is my first box.... the santa was actually an ad that i found from 1954 that was in with grandmas cards. the tree was a card from the 70's and the snowman was from a card to my hubby from the late 50's. I cut out the flowers from wrapping paper and the star was a foil star from my art stuff. on the front side the boarder was made from a christmas napkin i liked and saved.....too funny but it looks great! use what you have and be creative!