How can a gift be wrapped if the box is too big for a sheet of gift paper? One way, and it can produce striking results, is to wrap the lid and the bottom of the box separately. Use two different papers that will harmonize or contrast attractively. Cut one sheet of paper to a size that will fold over the ends and the sides of the lid. Fold the paper over the sides and secure with cellophane tape. Fold the remaining flaps up and over the ends of the lid. The bottom of the box is wrapped in the same manner with the other sheet of paper.
Ribbon and decoration can be used as desired, secured to the underside of the lid with tape.
Another treatment for a big box, such as a coat box, is to use two sheets of paper and wrap half of the closed box at a time. Start from either end, attaching the paper to the box, and join securely in the middle with tape. Cover the joined edges with ribbon.