Friday, January 2, 2009

Homemade Gift Boxes

I've decided this year that I'm going to create gift boxes instead of using the gift bags to transport my gifts in for family and friends. Here is what I did...

You will need:
Wrapping Paper
Scissors or a Knife

First cut off any flaps from the top of the box.
Then measure the wrapping paper with the box laying on the side, width and additional that will cover 1/2 the bottom of the box.
Make sure the paper's length will cover all 4 sides of the box

Wrap the paper around the box. The tape. I place the crease on the corner of the box so it won't be as visible.

On the bottom, wrap it like you would a gift and secure with tape.

Cut another piece of paper as you did the first time, but not leaving much of extra. Maybe 1/2 of inch.

Fold the 1/2 inch upward so the back of the paper is showing

Fold the whole sheet in half and crease it. This will be put in the boxes corner to make it easier to insert.

Wrap the inner paper around the box, and secure with tape

Cut out a piece of paper the same size as the bottom of the box

Fold the sides in about 1/4 inch

Place inside of box and secure with tape

My box had handle holes so I cute them out as well.
Now I'm done!


Susan in SC said...

Very nice and practical!

Angela said...

That is such a good idea. I have lots of diaper boxes also. I plan on giving quilts this up coming year to everyone and they would be the perfect size.
Thanks for the info.

Alexis said...

It's very useful idea!! Great tutorial about making gift...

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