Paper Gift Boxes
Use colorful scrapbook paper to fold together cute little boxes in no time at all. Add ribbon and other embellishments for the perfect gift boxes, from Heidi Borchers of Inspired at Home.
- 2 sheets of scrapbook paper for each box –
- 12” x 12″ sheet of paper makes a box 2-1/8″ x 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
- 10″ x 10″ sheet of paper makes a box 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
- 8″ x 8″ sheet of paper makes a box 1-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″
- Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue Sticks
- Aleene’s® Super Thick Tacky Glue™
- Embellishments – ribbons
For making a box from 12″ x 12″ paper, center and draw a 4-1/4″ square on wrong side of paper (diagram 1). Referring to this diagram, label corners A, B, C and D and center square E as shown. Fold each corner in to meet at center of E (diagram 2). Fold top and bottom edges in to meet at center (diagram 3). Fold side edges in to meet at center. Unfold paper. Referring to diagram 1, cut along broken lines only. Do not cut into center square E. Label flaps f, g, h and i as shown. Refold corners A and C to center. fold each edge up, forming 2 sides of box and overlapping flaps f and g (diagram 4). Use a swipe of Aleene’s Glue Stick to hold flaps together. Fold in flaps h and i and use a swipe of glue to secure (diagram 5). Refold corners B and D to center to complete box top (diagram 6). Use a smudge of glue to hold. For box bottom, trim 1/8″ from each edge of paper square and repeat steps. Decorate box as desired using Aleene’s Super Thick Tacky Glue for your heavier embellishments. Enjoy!
Heidi’s Designer Tips: Don’t let these diagrams scare you off! Once you get the hang of folding, you’ll be making these by the dozen so that you’ll have cute gift boxes for any occasion!