by Noreen Doll.
Not only is it less expensive to make your own homemade gift boxes, you often create much nicer ones.
If I’m going to wrap paper around a box, then I like to recycle a cereal or cracker box, or a shoe box. After the gift giving occasion, the boxes can be put in the recycling.
Sometimes I want the box itself to look really pretty, and then I need to make one myself, using pretty decorative paper.
Or decoupage interesting paper onto a box.
Here are some easy boxes to make – as well as some unusual ones.
Free Gift Box Templates
Here are some great free gift box templates that you can use for making small boxes from recycled Christmas or birthday cards. Or make them from new cards.
An easy note card box tutorial can also be used to make a simple gift box.
Cereal Box Tote
Wrap a cereal box with decorative paper and follow easy directions to complete a cereal box tote.
Gift Card Box
This gift card box is quickly put together.
You won’t need tape to hold this flat box shut – just fold in the flaps.
Mod Podge Gift Box
Pick a paper you like – then use comic strips – to make a Mod Podge gift box. Cover just the top, or the whole box.
Folded Gift Box
Use a 12 inch x 12 inch piece of decorative paper to make this folded gift box.
House Gift Box
Make this festive house gift box with cardstock .
Petal Pusher Pockets
Make these fun Petal Pusher Pockets from cardstock to hide goodies in.
How to make a gift box. Directions for making a gift box of any size you need.