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Make Pretty Little Gift Boxes

19 views  •  7 Jan 2023
Katie Isaacs
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Who Doesn't Like A Pretty Little Gift Box?

These pretty little gift boxes are perfect for any occasion. And you can choose any colour and design that you like. All you need is a few crafting items. Coloured paper of your colour choice and rubber stamps of your choice.

You can get lovely rubber stamps online or from a craft store like Hobbycraft, or the craft section in The Range. This is a quick and fun tutorial, and a great little project for adults and children. Everyone loves a pretty gift boxes.

Teach your children to make these and you might get all your future presents from them in pretty little gift boxes.

Stuff You Need To Make Pretty Little Gift Boxes

Materials

  • Thin Coloured Cardboard
  • Stamp Ink Pad
  • Double Sided Tape

Equipment

  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Craft Knife
  • Cutting Mat
  • Rubber Stamp
  • Set Square
  • Blunt Knife
Make Pretty Little Gift Boxes

Making A Box Shape To Make Gift Boxes

Stage 1

Start by drawing a box net, in the shape and size of your choice. Box templates can be found online if needed.


Stage 2

Then, cut out the box net shape using a craft knife and cutting mat. Use a metal ruler to get accurate and neat lines.
Make Pretty Little Gift Boxes

Stamping Onto A Pretty Gift Box

Stage 3

Next, use a ruler or a straight edge to stamp rows of your chosen print diagonally across the card box net.


Stage 4

Make sure you extend the pattern over the edges so that the partial prints alternate on each row.
Make Pretty Little Gift Boxes

Making A Gift Box

Stage 5

Then, on the opposite side of the card, place a set square or a ruler against the fold lines and then score along them carefully with a blunt knife. Make sure that you don't cut through the whole surface of the card.


Stage 6

Next, fold along the score lines that you have just made, making sure that all of the corners are square. Then apply some double sided tape to the joining edges and pressing the sides together. Try to be as accurate as possible as you cannot reposition double sided tape.
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A Pretty Finished Gift Box

Stage 7

Keep folding and sticking the card in the same way all around the box to form a beautifully neat gift box, ready to put a gift inside to give to family or friends. You can embellish it with ribbon or other decorative items if you wish to add any additional detail.
Make Pretty Little Gift Boxes

Pretty Little Gift Boxes Conclusion

Very effective and quite simple once you find a few templates you like. Simple nice card and cute prints and nicely coloured inks all add to pretty little gift boxes that impress.
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