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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Gift Box Tutorial

I had a couple of requests for the tutorial on this gift box and since I wanted to make another one you go! (because honestly if I knew where to find the original tutorial for this I'd just point in the there right direction)

You will need:
cut from cardboard (cereal boxes worked well)
-4 - 2 1/4" x 5"
-1 - 1" x 5"
cut from patterned paper (any combination of colors/patterns you want)
-1 - 12" x 6" (this is the outside of the box)
-1 - 4 7/8" x 10 1/4" (this is the inside of the box)
-1 - 7" x 7" (this is the box top)
-4 - 6" x 6" (these are the smaller boxes inside)

Step 1: on the back side of the 12" x 6" paper, draw a line along the top 1/2" from edge. Draw another line along the left side 3/4" from edge.

Step 2: use the lines you just drew to start placing the cardboard pieces on the back of the patterned paper, spacing each cardboard piece approx 1/8" apart. Glue the cardboard onto the patterned paper.

Step 3: cut the corners off the patterned paper (as shown)

Step 4: fold all edges of the patterned paper over and adhere to the cardboard

Step 5: cover the back of the patterned paper/cardboard with the 4 7/7" x 20 1/4" piece of paper. Glue down, making sure it's smooth. Fold between each piece of cardboard.

Step 6: Take one of the square pieces of paper and draw diagonal lines from corner to corner (on the back of the paper, obviously)

Step 7: Fold a corner to the center point

Now fold the folded edge to the diagonal line. Crease each fold well. Unfold. Repeat this on each of the corners

You will now have a grid like this.

Step 8: cut along lines as shown, making sure to stop as indicated (sorry this is the hardest part to explain. Hope the photo illustrates it well enough)
Step 9: Take the larger, triangle-shaped piece and fold the point into the center. You will notice that this folds along a crease you already made.

Place the point of the second triangular piece on the center point as well

Step 10: Fold these pieces up to form 2 sides of the box. Now the ends of each piece form little tabs. Fold those tabs in to make the 3rd side of the box.

Step 11: Take the point of the 3rd side and put it on the center mark. You will notice that this completely covers the tabbed side.

Repeat with the remaining side.
Adhere all points into the center and there you have your box!

Step 12:Repeat this process with the rest of the square pieces.

Step 13: Adhere one side of each of the smaller boxes to the back of your cardboard part. (as shown - note the stairstep pattern.)

Fold up the box and add the lid and voila! Now you can embellish any way you like. Fill each little box with goodies and give to someone you love.
Linking to: (7/19/10)
Fine Craft Guild


Cheri said...

Thank You! I can't wait to make one!

Kristie from Kristie's List said...

I love making boxes! Whether I make the box from scratch and cover it w/paper, or even just cover a box that's already made, maybe I'm just a friend for Mod Podge! All your stuff looks so much nicer than my projects have but I think I am more of a scrap crafter.
In the past I've made decorative boxes as gifts, and included other items covered with the same paper (such as photo frames, pens, etc.).
I stopped by from Friday Follow and am now following your blog!
Feel free to swing by my blog, it's pretty new, and I've been mostly posting links to free offers but I plan to branch out into more personal stuff eventually.
And hey I'm giving away a Starbucks gift cards to one of my followers!
Here's the link to my blog:

FineArtPainting said...

great tutorial.

please come link it up here
so our readers can find you.


amieggs said...

this is so cute!!! love it =)

Bethany @ The Paper Pony said...

I LOVE finding unique packaging! This is super-cute! LOVE IT!