© by Noreen Doll.
Use these free gift box templates to make many different kinds of small boxes.
This is an excellent way to recycle all those Christmas or birthday cards that are taking so much space in your home.
If you don’t have many used greeting cards, or you need to make a lot of small gift boxes and bags, consider buying greeting cards specifically for this purpose.
I like to buy boxes of variety Christmas or greeting cards because I like to be able to make a variety of different looking gift packages.
However, if you are needing your gift containers to all look alike, you can buy the sets where the cards are all the same.
If you are making these gift holders for a business, you may like them to coordinate with the colors on your business card.
Here’s a great idea from Dianne Culbertson-Jacques of Divella Delights, for someone who sells their crafted items at a craft fair or art show, to encourage their customers to shop.
“I am going to make those triangle boxes and hang them on the tree with trinkets inside for my (female) party guests this year! You could even have one at your booth for people to pick out if their purchase is over a certain amount. A few dollars to make a pair of earrings, slip them (and a business card) in a box and tie it on the tree. They get a free surprise with their over $50.00 purchase and you have handed out another business card and made an impression on another customer!”
I found these lovely notecards in the dollar store. There were 8 cards and 8 envelopes in each set – enough to make 8 gift boxes and 8 gift bags. That is 16 small gift holders for $1.00!
Target dollar spot often has sets of 8 note cards also. I found these heart note cards for $1.00 before Valentine’s Day, but they can be used for gifting any time of the year.
Before and after the holidays you can find boxes of discounted cards, and you can use percent off coupons for them in craft stores.
You can find envelope gift bags to use with the envelopes here.
Use these free gift box templates for making lovely and unusual small gift boxes with greeting cards.
Greeting Card Pillow Box Template Tutorial
Greeting Card Pizza Box Tutorial
Triangle Gift Box Patterns Tutorial
Greeting Card Sour Cream Box Tutorial
These are so fun!
I’m pinning because I want to make these with my kids!
This is wonderful! I’ve pinned it and look forward to putting those old greeting cards to use. Thank you!
Just what I need, another project!
I love them and am taking out all
the left over cards and making some.
thanks so much for sharing
Diann @ The Thrifty Groove says
I love these! Great idea.
FANTASTIC ideas for recycling greeting cards.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Susie @Bowdabra says
Thank you so much for stopping in and sharing your neat gift box idea! We love seeing what you have been up to and visiting your blog.
Have a wonderful week!
Jen @ Four Marrs & One Venus says
Another wonderful idea using greeting cards! Thank you so much for sharing at the No Rule Christmas Party!
Great ideas! I love to make little boxes. Stopping by from the Creative Me linkup. You have some wonderful ideas here, and I’m looking forward to visiting more.
Karri Reiser says
Another great idea, thank you for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.
What great templates! LOVE this cause I’m always looking for ways to wrap items like jewelry…pinned it so I can find it later! Thanks for sharing on the homemade holiday party.
Oh wow! Thanks for sharing all these tutorial links. I’m going to try to make some of these boxes!
Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
What a great idea to use up leftover cards… a great Inspire Me project, thank you!
Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!
The Busy Bee's says
You are so talented! What a great idea! We would like to invite you to a blog hop! We are co-hosting with Adorned From Above. We would love to have you link up. The party is live and will run through Sunday. You can link up at thebusybhive.blogspot.com
Hope to see you there!
Joye & Myrna
The Busy Bee’s
What a great idea — thanks for sharing the templates!
Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures says
Oh, WOW! I just adore this idea! Perfect for small gifts! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
Love this idea–eager to try it. You are just so creative!
What a great idea!!
Thank you for so many fantastic templates! I’ll be featuring your great idea later today. I can’t wait to see what you create this week!
Erin @ Erin's 2 Cents says
This is a really cute idea and great for recycling! Thank you for sharing it at Erin’s 2 Cents. ~Erin
Just found your site when I was searching for a box template. My Etsy shop (AuraVerde) has jewelry that has beads made from recycled materials. I was looking for a way to package my jewelry for shipment that would keep with the recycle/upcycle them. Thanks for the tutorial!
I’m glad you’ve found a great way to use recycled boxes.
Mixed Kreations says
These are cute and a great way to recycle your holiday and gift cards. I am saving this link and the bagalope link for future use. Thank you for sharing these wonderful tutorials.
Beautiful and so simple……love it!
DOH! I threw out my Christmas cards not too long ago. But this is definitely getting pinned for next year. Such a smart idea. Thanks for linking up at My Favorite Posts Show Off Weekend Party! Hope to see you again next week.
Michelle @ On A Wing And A Prayer
Gurvy Green says
Brilliant and Beautiful, thanks for sharing.
Pam @Threading My Way says
You have such fabulous ideas for reusing Christmas cards, Noreen!!! These boxes are a GREAT idea!!!
These christmas card gift boxes are completely amazing. Love the ‘upcycle’ nature of it too. Wondering if I could feature on my blog late Dec (after 25th) as a fantastic option of what you can do with christmas cards? I would link back of course and would love permission to use your photos. Please let me know.
Hi Barb, I’m glad you liked the card boxes. Your feature would help spread the word that cards can be recycled in neat ways – they don’t have to be tossed! Thanks.
I love the idea of re-purposing cards. I don’t see the templates, but hopefully can figure it out. Thanks for clever ideas.
As you scroll down the page you will find links to each different kind of box. When you go to that page you will find instructions on how to make the box. There aren’t printable templates because cards come in different sizes.