Really Cute And Super Fun To Make, A Little House Gift Box
This little house gift box is such a cute and fun way to wrap gifts. This house shaped box is really lovely to put a housewarming gift inside for family or friends. It is really simple to make, and you only need a few crafting materials to make it.
Get your children involved and make a little production line. Perfect for someone moving house, a new pet or just for fun.
List Of Items Needed For A Little House Gift Box
- Strong Cardboard Box
- Sheet of Rough Textured Natural Handmade Paper
- PVA Glue
- Sheet of Corrugated Cardboard
- Dolls House Roof Tile Paper or Printout
- Thin Gingham Ribbon
Making A House Shaped Box For Our Little House Gift Box
Start by finding the middle point of the longest side flap of the cardboard box, and draw lines to the sides at a minimum of 7.5cm down from the top edge.
Then cut the triangular shape section away, and do the exact same thing on the other side of the box. This will give you the pitch of the roof for your house shaped box.
Next, measure all around the box and cut the natural textured handmade paper to fit the box. If your sheet of paper is big enough, you may be able to cut it all out as one piece. To make it easier, use the actual box to draw around as a pattern. Then cut the paper out.
Covering A Little House Gift Box
Next, cover the back of the handmade paper in PVA glue, ensuring that you get it all of the way to the edges. Then put it in position on your box, smoothing as you go to prevent any air bubbles.
Now, measure the length of the roof along the line of the pitch, allowing a small overlap at each side. Then cut out the corrugated cardboard and the roof tile paper to the right size, and glue them both together.
The Perfect Housewarming Present
Next, cut the roof part in half, then glue down each of the halves to the side flaps. This will allow the roof to part to create the opening for the gift box. Ensure both halves meet neatly in the middle to create the apex of the pitched roof.
Then cut a 4cm width strip of corrugated cardboard and score it down the centre. Trim it down to fit along the top of the roof, and again cover it with roof tile paper. This will sit neatly on the top of the roof and hold the two sides together. This part will be held in position by a decorative ribbon.
Finally, take the thin gingham ribbon and pass it over the top of the little house gift box. Then cross it over itself underneath. Then pull it tightly on the top, and tie a beautiful bow to hold the whole thing closed.