Patriotic Mini Gift Box




By Noreen Doll.

Make a fun and easy patriotic mini gift box for 4th of July favors.

Patriotic Mini Gift Box - Crafty Journal

Fill it with Snaps for the kids, or small toys or candy. And it can be used for adult prizes, too.

Since the boxes are so quick and easy, round up the family a day or two ahead and have a craft day to make them.

Patriotic Mini Gift Box - Crafty Journal

Supplies.

Paper, cut to 4×6 inches

Narrow Ribbons: red, white, and blue

Embellishments: red, white, and blue

Scoring Tool

Punch

Scissors

How to Make a Patriotic Mini Gift Box.

1. On the back side of the paper, mark the center of all 4 sides of the paper.

2. Turn the paper so the narrow part of the rectangle is horizontal.

Triangle Gift Box Template - Crafty Journal

Score from the top center to the side center on both sides.

Patriotic Mini Gift Box - Crafty Journal

To use the Scor-Pal, turn the paper diagonally, and line up the center marks on one of the score lines.

Score from the bottom center to the side center on both sides.

Score from side to side on the center line.

3. Fold all the corners toward the center on the score lines and crease.

Patriotic Mini Gift Box - Crafty Journal

Fold the rectangle in half on the center score line.

Patriotic Mini Gift Box - Crafty Journal

4. When the box is completely folded, each side will look like this.

Patriotic Mini Gift Box - Crafty Journal

The front and back will be a flat surface.

5. On one side, hold the two edges together and punch a hole through both, as shown.

Patriotic Mini Gift Box - Crafty Journal

Repeat on the other side.

6. Decorate the front of the box.

Patriotic Mini Gift Box - Crafty Journal

7. Fill the box with goodies.

8. Thread ribbon through the holes, starting from the outside on one side – through the center of the box – and then through the other holes from inside the box to outside the box.

Patriotic Mini Gift Box - Crafty Journal

Pull all the edges snuggly together and tie in a bow.

Patriotic Mini Gift Box - Crafty Journal

Tips.

You don’t have to use 4×6 inch paper, it can be larger or smaller to make different size boxes – but it does need to be a rectangle.

Another tutorial on how to make a triangle box.

 

Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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Comments

  1. Bernadette says:

    Bonjour,
    très jolie realisation! merci pour les explications.
    A bientôt

  2. Merci!

  3. This is such a clever idea! Thanks so much for sharing at this week’s Project Inspire{d} ~ pinning.

  4. Oooo, that’s so clever, so simple too. What a lovely idea. Thanks

  5. Wonderful project! Thanks for the tutorial and joining in the challenge at Raisin Boat with your wonderful triangle boxes.

  6. These are a lot of fun to make! Thanks for sharing.

  7. I may have to try this for jewelry boxes. Thanks.

  8. I love all things paper and these gift boxes are divine! So clever and you make it look easy. I can imagine a million and one uses for these…Christmas, Birthdays, Loot boxes etc. Thanks for sharing. Visiting you via “InspireMeMonday” linkup

  9. Wow that l would be perfect for giftcards or cash presents! I would love it if you would share one of your posts on my Meet Up Monday Blog Party!

  10. Awesome! I love this so unique and fun :) You always have such great tutes to share with us and we do appreciate you!

  11. What a fabulous mini gift box!!! It could be used for so many occasions, changing the decoration to suit.

  12. Hi Noreen, I’ve featured your great gift box today…
    http://www.threadingmyway.com/2014/07/threading-your-way-features_19.html

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