Scrapbook paper has become a love of mine in the past few years. It’s so versatile when it comes to crafting. I’m sure you’ve seen a few examples on the many craft blogs out there. Decoupage, origami, decorations… You name it. You can even make gift boxes with it, which is what I’m going to show you how to do today.
It’s really easy and only take about 15 mins. It’s great for holding little trinkets, candy, notes or whatever small objects you might want to gift.
Keep reading to learn how to make your own.
DIY Gift Box Materials
- Glue stick
- Scrapbook paper
- Embroidery thread
You can ignore the hole punch. I’m not sure what I was thinking there.
Step 1: print the template above
Click on the image of the template above to expand it to size. Then print it.
If you’re using regular light-weight scrapbook paper, you can print it directly onto the paper.
Step 2: copy the template onto the scrapbook paper
I used cardstock scrapbook paper (thick paper) so I can’t print the template directly onto it. If you’re in the same boat, use your cut-out template to trace the template onto the scrapbook paper. Then, cut it out.
Step 3: fold your scrapbook paper
Use the dotted lines on the template as a reference for where to fold. Make those folds on your scrapbook paper like in the image above.
Step 4: glue the tabs to form the box
The sections you folded have created tabs. Fold both sides inward and glue the tabs to the inside of the box. As you can see, the largest sections have become the top and bottom of the box.
Step 5: tie it together
To keep the box closed, tie some embroidery thread or ribbon around it and fasten with a bow.
Now you have a uniquely patterned gift box to hold gifts or for storage. So cute!
Please leave your thoughts in the comments! I’d love to hear your feedback.
6 thoughts on “DIY Scrapbook Paper Gift Box”
I love it. Don’t know if you planned to leave it at my house but, can I use it? I think I’ll be making some myself.
You sure can! Go for it. 👍
love the gift box. I do a lot of crafts and will be adding this to my things to make.
I’d love to see it if you make it!
Love this! Great idea <3 😉