Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Handmade Gift Box

©Anne Rita Taylor 2016



I used to buy small gift boxes until I learned how to make them out of paper and card stock.  They are easy to make and the colors can be coordinated with your gift. The gift here is a  heart-shaped glass paperweight.



Supplies:
Arnold Grummer paper making kit
For a 3 inch square box and 1 and 1/2 inches deep:
Paper used for top of box should be 1/4 inch bigger than card used for the bottom:
Top - Hand-made paper, size 8 inches square, follow the link to make paper here.
Bottom - Cover stock, 7 3/4 inches square


Directions are the same for both Top and Bottom paper and cover stock:
• Fold four corners into center.


• While corners are folded, fold into thirds, left and right edges to center, both ways.



• Cut 4 corners diagonally up to the point where the folds meets that you just made when you folded both ways into thirds.


• This is the most important step, so here is another view of the 4 corners diagonally cut.


• Pull out right and left sides and fold in the cut corners that you just made
• It should look like this


• Pull up middle sides, stand top and bottom walls up and over the cut triangle tabs.


The size of this gift box can be used for a small keychain book, beaded necklace, or even a small paperweight less than 3 inches.


Tie a pretty color-coordinated ribbon around the box, hand stamp a butterfly on a tag, finish  with your sentiments.

8 comments:

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    1. Thanks Sandee - I've been making these for a while and the handmade paper works for the cover just great!

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  2. Very nice, I love the design in the top of the box.

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    1. Thanks Jean - the handmade paper fro the top adds that special touch I think.

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