This is a good way to wrap a book such as a diary.
Place the book into a bought cardboard box. Cut a strip of scrapbooking paper that will fit around the box and fix it in place with double-sided sticky tape. Tie a piece of twine around the box and slide a pretty pencil under the twine. Decorate it further with a few pages from an old book and wooden snowflakes that can be bought at a scrapbooking shop.