Sunday, 19 December 2010

Gift Box Tutorial - Last Minute Make

A little while ago I was flicking back through some old magazines and came across some instructions for a simple gift box using 2 sheets of 12x12 paper. I was thrilled that it actually worked and it has really come in handy on the run up to christmas for boxing up home-made candy and cookies, even small christmas presents. Even though this might be old to you it's new to me!

Gift Box Tutorial

Start with a sheet of 12x12 paper
Fold it in half, patterned paper to patterned paper then fold in half again. Open the paper back out and turn over patterned side down.
Fold the paper as shown to form a square.
Fold the paper to meet the middle
and repeat with the other side
Turn the paper 180 degrees and fold the paper into the centre
open the paper out as shown
open out one end of the paper
fold the paper inwards as shown at one end. This was the hardest part for me but once you figure out the fold you'll be whipping lots of these up in no time!
fold the paper over to create the side and part of the base
repeat with the other end, this will be the box lid. To create the box base repeat all of the above steps but start with an 11.5x11.5 sheet of paper
The finished article!
It's so easy to make smaller boxes to fit little gifts. The boxes here are made using 12x12, 8x8 and 6x6. I set an eyelet in the lid of the 6x6 box, threaded ribbon through and hung on my christmas tree!

I hope this is useful to anyone that has not seen this technique before!


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