The holiday season is upon us, so I just have to share with you this simple and excellent DIY for paper gift boxes. These boxes are easy to make and perfect gift wrapping options for small gifts.
- 2 pieces of 12 by 12″ scrapbook paper (for a smaller box, use 8 by 8″ or 6 by 6″ paper)
- Measuring tape or stick
First off, decide which paper will be the top of the box and which will be the bottom. Take your bottom piece and trim it down to 11 1/2″ (1/2″ off two sides). Make sure it is as even as possible.
Now, fold your paper in half, starting on one side and then turning to do the other side as well. When opened, these your creases should look like this.
Now fold your paper in half at both of your opposite corners. Take each corner and fold it into your center point. Now fold the bottom of your page up so it is flush with your center crease. Do this on each side.
You are now finished with your initial folding. At this point, fold in two opposite corners. At the first crease on each side, turn up to form your box walls.
Fold in the other sides of your walls like so.
And there you have the top of your box! Follow the exact same steps for the bottom of your box.
These boxes are not only great for gifts; they also make super cute storage options! You could store tacks, tiny books, bobbins, and any number of things in them.
This coming weekend (November 8th) I have the wonderful opportunity to be a vendor at Behind the Picket Fence: Vintage, Craft, & Art Market in Sheridan, and I will be making these paper gift boxes as a gift wrapping option for shoppers! If you are in the Sheridan area, come and support your local businesses!