Sunday, January 6, 2013

3 Small Gift Boxes From One 12 x 12 Scrap booking Sheet, Card Stock

The above diagram shows how to prepare your paper to make your 3 Gift Boxes.

First, divide the sheet into 3 equal sections 4" wide. This is shown by the thick black lines.

Second, divide each of the 4 sections into 3 separate sections each.
Starting from left to right, the first section of the 4" space is 1", then the next 2 sections are 1 1/2" each. This is shown by the dotted lines.

Now, indicated by the red lines divide your paper into 8 equal sections, 1 1/2" each. These are your fold lines.

When you make these boxes the first time as a test, use a pencil to draw the lines. When you are making them to use for gifts use a scoring tool to make all the lines. You don't want pencil lines on the inside of your finished boxes.

The above diagram shows how to separate your paper into the 3 gift boxes. Once you have cut the three 4" sections apart, it's time to form your gift boxes.

The top portion that's shaded gray gets cut off, toss it you won't need it. 

Now fold all the red lines on all three 4" sections. Next, cut with a craft knife or a pair of scissors from right side of each 4" section up to the first dotted line, no farther. This forms the bottom. 

On the 1" dotted line I have added a bold black line, notice where these lines are. Use a craft knife and cut those lines only. This forms your closure and handle.

Now glue one of the 1 1/2" sections on top of the one at the other end to form an hexagon.

Place the hexagon on your table with the bottom section facing upward. Fold all the tabs inward and tape in place. To make this step easier place your box onto a small food can or anything that will give you a flat surface inside the box. Use a small piece of tape to keep them in place.

Now cut out a circle and glue it to the outside bottom, you can also do this to the inside too if you like. The circle covers the tape and gives the box a finished look.

Oh, I almost forgot. Punch a hole in the middle of each 1" section on the fold, this is for the ribbon tie.

To form the handle push the middle where you punched the ribbon hole inward.

This is what your box will look like when finished.

This photo shows the punched hole in the handle for the ribbon tie.

This photo shows the handle pushed in after your gift has been placed inside the box.

Top view of box with tie. Place a small piece of tissue paper in the box first just to cover the bottom, then put your gift inside, push the two sides inward and add the tie. Very cute.

The finished boxes are 2 1/2" high by 3" wide.

These are great for small gifts, Easter baskets, and party favors.

Comments are welcome.

1 comment:

  1. Anyone who made this box, please answer these questions.

    Are my instructions clear?

    Did you like the box and find it useful?

    What did you put in the box?