Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cute Gift Box Tutorial with Clare

Here is a tutorial for a cute little gift box. I have put in a cellophane bag full of chocolates but you could fit some homemade cookies or even some toiletries into it.


Step 1: Take an A4 sheet of card stock. Carefully draw on the following lines, 4cm line each side of long edge of card and 12cm from the short edges of card. (See photo)


Step 2: Score or emboss down each line. This will give you a much better fold line so is well worth the extra step.

Step 3: Cut up each of the lines to create flaps (See photo and cut lines marked here)


Step 4: Use a bone folder and fold in all flaps to create a nice neat finish.

Step 5: Punch the ends of the 2 largest flaps to create a pretty decorative edge.


Step 6: Fold in and stick flaps as shown in the photograph. For speed I used Stix2 micro dots but wet glue will create a strong box. Leave to dry.

Step 7: Decorate. I added eyelets to create a little fastening with a ribbon and some cute decoupage images but this is where you can let your imagination run wild!


Thanks Clare.

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6 comments:

Lauren Hatwell said...

What a great project Clare. Very nice. Can't believe how simple it is too. Be great party boxes wouldn't they. Thanks so much for sharing this project. Lx

Lauren Hatwell said...

What a great project Clare. Very nice. Can't believe how simple it is too. Be great party boxes wouldn't they. Thanks so much for sharing this project. Lx

clare said...

glad you like my tutorial. yep, lauren, great party boxes and i think a xmas version would be good too. X

Debs M x said...

oooh fab tutorial! xx

Kathyk said...

You make it look so easy that even I might have a go!!!

Kathyk

Julie said...

Thanks for the tutorial Clare, I made one of these today. It'll be on my blog soon.