Gift Box

Have you ever wanted to make a Gift Box to show someone you care and are thinking about them as they go through a tough time?

How about making a Valentine's Day gift or two?

What about making a special token of appreciation for your workmates?

These little containers can be made to fit any small-sized, flattish treat. You could fill yours with wrapped chocolate thins, coffee bags, or in my case, 5 herbal tea bags.

"The greatest gift is a portion of thyself".
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

gift box, favor boxes, Valentine, handmade, papercraft

The first Gift Box I made I followed Beate's instructions over at SplitCoastStampers

Then I decided to adapt those instructions to show you how to make this little gift box fit your own brand of candy or whatever it is you want to give.

How to Make a Gift Box

  • 1 piece cardstock 107mm x 203mm (4 1/4" x 11 3/8")
  • 1 piece 76mm x 210mm (3" x 11 3/8")  of designer series (patterned) paper
  • Additional Cardstock
  • Tea bags or inserts of choice
  • Strong adhesive like double sided tape
  • Foam Tape or mini glue dots

Papercraft tools:

  • Scissors
  • Stamps, punches, ink
  • Paper Cutter
  • Scoring Tool

Here's what to do:

  • Measure the width of one of your tea bags or other favour, place one tea bag in the centre of your cardstock strip (on the bottom of one short side as shown) and score the short side of the cardstock to match that width.
gift box, favor boxes, Valentine, handmade, papercraft
gift box, favor boxes, Valentine, handmade, papercraft
gift box, favor boxes, Valentine, handmade, papercraft

  • Use your bone folder to crease all your score lines really well
  • Cut the 20mm (3/4") score lines on both sides
  • Add double-sided tape to the freshly cut tabs as shown
    gift box, favor boxes, Valentine, handmade, papercraft

  • Flip the box over and apply double-sided tape to the 20mm (3/4") tabs as shown
    gift box, favor boxes, Valentine, handmade, papercraft

  • Remove the tape backing and fold the end sides and the tabs inwards so they can be stuck together, as shown (make sure to stick the tabs INSIDE your box, not outside, for a neater finish). In the picture I almost placed the tabs outside my box! Lol!
  • Remove the liner from the longer strips of double-sided tape and bring the sides together to form the box
    gift box, favor boxes, Valentine, handmade, papercraft
    gift box, favor boxes, Valentine, handmade, papercraft
    gift box, favor boxes, Valentine, handmade, papercraft
  • Trim your box flap to the desired length. Here I cut it to measure half way down the front of the box, at 40mm (1 5/8") Your basic box is finished. 
  • Now for the decorations:
  • Using the designer series (patterned) paper, adhere it around the body of the box so that it overlaps
  • gift box, favor boxes, Valentine, handmade, papercraft

  • Score the short edge of your patterned paper the width of your double-sided tape for a neater finish (stick it to the box with this scored margin) and score the patterned paper where it will wrap around the box edges too. When you have wrapped the patterned paper all the way around the box and overlapped the ends, trim it off there to neaten the finish
    gift box, favor boxes, Valentine, handmade, papercraft
    gift box, favor boxes, Valentine, handmade, papercraft

    This time I decided to cover the rest of the lid with patterned paper as well. It's up to you how to finish your box off, of course. It would still look nice if you left the lid uncovered and decorated the edge of it instead, for instance

    I then stamped and punched some images for the catch and used some ribbon to make the front even prettier. I popped the punched image up on two Stampin' Dimensionals, leaving the top free so it could act as a catch, as shown above.

    gift box, favor boxes, Valentine, handmade, papercraft
    gift box, favor boxes, Valentine, handmade, papercraft

    I finished off with some more corner punches and rhinestone bling.

    gift box, favor boxes, Valentine, handmade, papercraft

    Hmmm. I think I'll go give this little Gift Box to my sweetheart right now.

    How will YOU use this idea? Please do share with us if you make a box. Especially if you decide to make it a Valentine!

    Enjoy!

    Do You Have A 3-d PaperCraft Project To Share?

    Do you make 3-d PaperCraft items? I'd love to see your work. Please do share below.

    [ ? ]

    Upload A Picture [ ? ]

     

    Click here to upload more images (optional)

    Author Information (optional)

    To receive credit as the author, enter your information below.

    (first or full name)

    (e.g., City, State, Country)

    Submit Your Contribution

     submission guidelines.


    (You can preview and edit on the next page)

    What Other Visitors Have Said

    Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

    Card Box Set Not rated yet
    This is a gift box set that I made for all the pre-school teachers. Leanne *** Oh, Leanne, you would have made all the Teachers feel so …

    Click here to write your own.

    Other Valentine Ideas:


    Return from Gift Box to 3-d Papercrafts | Return to PaperCraftCentral Home Page


    New! Comments

    Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.
  • Get your free newsletter

    Paper Twists

    Enter your E-mail Address
    Enter your First Name
    Then

    Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
    I promise to use it only to send you Paper Twists.


    Check out the Australian

    Stampin' Up!
    catalogues and promotions

    You can see all current products by clicking on the picture below. If you are an Australian customer you can also place your order with me today!




    trafeze
    I am an alpha-tester in a network anyone with a niche online business will need.
    Get the news and join the community with me for free at trafeze.com It's going to be HUGE!