When it comes to wrapping presents finding good fitting boxes can be tricky. In this post, I’m going to show you how to create DIY gift box. These handmade gift boxes are simple to make and take no time at all.
Imagine opening a well-wrapped present only to find the face of an ugly looking shipping box staring back at you. Such a situation would ruin the very effect that the fancy wrapping was made to create. The essence of a good present lies in the presentation.
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The thought and love behind a present become highlighted when the way it has been packed, speaks of intimacy and effort. Therefore discarding the ugly looking shipping boxes and enclosing your gift in a smart gift box would help to serve that purpose. Therefore, knowing how to make a gift box is a useful talent that one can possess.
Materials required for the DIY gift box
All being said, you would need certain things for the DIY gift box. Most gift boxes that are available in the stores are costly. Although price should not be a factor while presenting gifts, not everybody has an exorbitant budget.
Learning how to make a gift box with paper, would require you to buy a few simple things and knowing a few simple steps. The things that you would need in order to make a gift box are as follows:
- Magnetic Puncher to create designs (optional)
- Scoring Board
- Craft Scissors
- Double Stick Tape
- Cardstock or Scrapbook Paper (Always use the sturdier version as they make the best boxes)
- A large flat surface to work on
How to create a DIY gift box
The technique that you are going to use for creating a DIY gift box is the punch and fold technique. This method would enable you to create the top and bottom of the gift box with considerable ease.
How to make a gift box video tutorial:
The steps that you need for creating the DIY gift box are as follows:
Lay down all your materials on top of the flat surface to start working.
Use two pieces of cardstock, one for the base and one for the lid. Make sure that you use complementary colors so that the base and the lid look smart.
The measurements that you would be using here are for a small box. Start with two pieces of cardstock which are 8” in width and 8” in height.
For the lid, use the scoring board and score at 2”, 6-1/8” marks.
For added decoration on your DIY gift box take these following steps:
With the scoring on the lid being done, take the Magnetic puncher and start making designs on the center square from its top left corner. Keep a margin of ½” from the left and top edges. Align the punching tool accordingly and punch the design. Repeat the process by moving the cardstock towards the left. A complete row should have formed. Use the guides on top of the puncher so as to align the punching tool accordingly and punch along a straight line.
Repeat the same process underneath the first row to create a 2×2 design.
To complete the DIY gift box
For the base, use the scoring board and score at 2”, 6” marks.
Make parallel cuts along the scored lines for both the base and lid of the box. Cut along the scored lines which are on either side of the center square.
Assemble the base and the lid using double-sided tape and assembling along the parallel cuts.
If followed to perfection the gift box you make would not only look good but would also complement the present that you are gifting. Say goodbye to the ugly shipping boxes and let your relatives open a box of happiness.
Have you ever made a homemade diy gift box before?