How to Make Gift Boxes

Learn How to Make Gift Boxes and Homemade Gift Box Towers

Learn how to make gift boxes at www.homemade giftguru.comWhen it comes to homemade gifts, packaging is EVERYTHING! Your gift packaging is your gift recipient's first impression and it speaks volumes of the amount of love, energy and care you put into your homemade gift...

Whether that first impression is accurate or not, it will certainly effect the way your homemade gift is received!

So please feel free to check out the following tutorials on DIY gift boxes and maybe then drop by and print out a few free printable gift tag templates so that your wrapped up homemade gifts always look as amazing as they are.

You'll find that you can make gift boxes in a variety of sizes and shapes using different techniques to suit your unique homemade gifts and party gift ideas.

How to Make a Gift Box shows how to make a gift box from scratch...

The biggest question you need to ask yourself is... how big do I want my box? This tutorial is geared toward smaller boxes that you can make with one single piece of paper, preferably card stock.

Most common sizes of card stock will be 8 1/2 x 11 and 12 x 12 and you can make some very cute sized boxes by starting with these and cutting them to size.

For Your Own Custom Size... start with a piece of heavy paper such as card stock. Determine what size box you want and size the paper accordingly, remembering to allow for the sides in your measurements... Your paper should be height + width + height by height + length + height (read on to learn more).

  1. Cut Paper. For this cute little 6" x 3" rectangular box with 2" sides... I started with a piece of paper 7" x 10"
  2. Make gift boxes: score paperScore Paper. If the sides of your box will be 2" tall like the box shown, you will want to score 2" in on all four sides. If the sides will be another size, use that measurement in place of the 2".
    Tip... If you don't have a tool such as a bone folder to use for scoring paper, it's easy to use the back of a butter knife like I did here.
  3. Make Four Cuts. Making only 4 cuts, cut in to the opposite score line from two of the edges as shown.

    Make gift boxes: make 4 cuts from two edges in to the score line
  4. Fold. Fold all the scored lines and assemble the box as shown.

    Make gift boxes: fold and assemble your DIY gift box
  5. Glue. Glue the flaps to the insides of the box.
  6. Optional... reinforce as needed and decorate as desired... when you make gift boxes using these simple instructions, your decorations can also reinforce!

    Tip... If your box needs to be sturdier, you can cut some additional card stock in strips to either cover the sides (inside or outside), cover the inside bottom or to simply look decorative as I did here... this will make your box look and feel much more quality.

    Use decorations to reinforce your homemade gift box...

That's how to make gift boxes!

For Different Sized Boxes... Again, this technique will work with various sized rectangles and squares. Size your paper height + width + height by height + length + height and use the height measurement to place the score lines.

More DIY Gift Boxes and Ideas...

This is a great last minute gift packaging technique and a skill that's very much worth learning! www.homemadegiftguru.comMasu Box. Some of my favorite gift boxes to make are origami boxes. With origami boxes, you can choose just about any paper you like! After you've practiced once or twice, you will be able to easily make a gift box as small as 2 x 2 inches and as large as 4 x 4 inches simply by folding paper you have lying around. It's a great last minute gift packaging technique and a skill that's very much worth learning!

Origami boxes can be made and used to create your own homemade gift tower, find out how at!Origami Box Tower. There are many things you can do with origami boxes. For example, you can make several boxes in consecutive sizes and stack them together for your very own cute and trendy origami gift box tower.

Clear Lids Are So Cute.... Another fun thing to do? Rather than making your lid with paper, you can make it clear. Following are two tutorials for making clear top boxes, one is very unique...

Learn How to Make Your Own Gift Boxes with Cute Clear Lids...

Here you can find our two tutorials on how to make gift boxes with elegant clear lids!

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