They say the best things come in small packages and we’d say they’re even better when the packages are handmade! We created small gift packages (final dimensions of 4.5”x3.5”x0.5”) to hold clay angel magnets we made for a recent event. The boxes were so simple and turned out so nicely, we had to share them.
To make two boxes you’ll need:
one 8.5”x11” sheet of heavier cardstock paper in colour(s) of your choice
scissors (or a small paper slicer)
glue (we used two-way glue)
scoring tools (optional but gives the nicest finish; a ruler and chopstick work great too!)
Start out by printing this template to the “inside” side of the box (only relevant if you are using paper with two different coloured sides). When printing, make sure to click “Actual Size” so that the software doesn’t shrink the template (will still work but the box will come out slightly smaller).
Cut the printed sheet in half along the heavier lines.
If you don’t have a printer, measure and mark your half sheets of paper as indicated in the diagram.
Score and fold along all the lines. Cut along the dashed lines.
Place glue on the corners, on the “outside” side of the paper. Glue the corner flaps so that they are on the inside of the box.
Close the lid by tucking it into the bottom piece (note: it will be a snug fit). You are done!
Do you plan to give gift cards this holiday season?