let's make {pretty little gift boxes}

Ever found yourself in need of a gift box at the last minute? Or maybe you just couldn't find one you liked (for what you wanted to pay) at the shops? Here's a quick how-to for making your own! It's fun, easy, inexpensive, and (the best part) as cute as you want to make it.


let's make {pretty little gift boxes}
You'll need:
two sheets of cardstock (mine is printed on both sides)
scissors and ruler (or paper cutter)
scorer/bone folder
(these instructions are for a box that is just under 3")

First, cut one sheet of cardstock to 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" and the other to 6 1/2" x 6 1/2".

Next, score the larger sheet of paper 2 7/8" from each side. You'll make four lines and end up with nine rectangles on your sheet. With the smaller sheet of cardstock, score 1 3/4" from each of the four sides.

Now score each of the four corner squares along the diagonal. Repeat this with the smaller sheet of cardstock as well.

Fold along each of the score marks in both sheets of paper (if you are using two-sided paper, choose which side you want inside/outside and fold appropriately). Also fold along the diagonals, but do not fold into the center square.

We're almost there! Now fold all four corners into the center of the larger square. Do the same with the smaller square. I've chosen to have the pattern out on the box bottom (larger piece) and on the inside for the lid (smaller piece).

Overlap two adjacent flaps and secure them in place by using a 3" piece of tape. Working from the outside of the box, place the tape along the edge so that half of it is hanging over, then press the tape toward the inside (and over the flaps) to secure the corners. Repeat on the opposite side with the other two flaps. You may also wish to add a piece of tape to the other two sides for a neat, symmetric look.

Now, just add a gift, a little tissue paper, and a pretty coordinating ribbon.

Happy giving!
have a lovely day, Amy

blue moss  – (June 10, 2009 at 10:01 AM)  

ohh so fun...thanks for sharing

Stephanie  – (June 10, 2009 at 12:11 PM)  

These are so cute! Thanks! I love tutorials on making boxes and bags and stuff. It's so useful to be able to make this stuff yourself.

Char  – (June 10, 2009 at 12:53 PM)  

oh wow - that looks so easy! thanks so much. I will have to go get some cardstock so I can try this.

PS~Erin  – (June 10, 2009 at 3:01 PM)  

I can't wait to give this a go... Thanks for sharing!

miznyc  – (June 10, 2009 at 11:22 PM)  

lovely and now I need a bonefolder. :D

Lian  – (October 7, 2009 at 8:59 AM)  

They are lovely, thanks for posting. You have a really nice blog too :)

viagra online  – (January 20, 2012 at 10:36 AM)  

awesome idea, I never imagines that way of twist the papper. thanks for the stunning pattern.

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