It’s that time of year again, you know where you haven’t a clue what to get someone and every time you turn on the TV you are reminded just how close Christmas/the Holidays are now. If you have hoarded lots of cardstock over the years or want to make your gift wrapping really personal then these gift boxes will be ideal for you. They are quick to make, make a pile and let the glue set up over night and you will soon have pressies like they have on TV.
You Will Need
- A4 Card stock 220 gsm for strength and stability. (Centura pearl looks nice)
- Scoring board
- Cutting Mat
- Scoring tool
- Steel Ruler
- Craft Knife
- PVA glue
For detailed instructions on how to assemble the box, please check out my earlier tutorial; Small Gift Box. It includes a couple of videos that show the entire process all the way through.
This box is a standard milk carton construction and here are the dimensions you need for your cardstock and where to place your score lines.
- Why not use your favorite stamps to decorate your cardstock before you score. Use pigment ink though, to ensure the wet glue won’t make the inks run.
- How about making panels from printed toppers from your favorite Crafting CDs or create your own designs and background papers in programmes like Photoshop and Craft Artist.
- Add your favorite ribbons and co-ordinate with your Christmas card for a really professional look.
Video tutorial of how to score and assemble your gift box.
If you are giving some one a gift card or even a cheque this holiday, why not add a few sweets in a gift box like this, so they still have a gift they can open and enjoy on the day. If you are really counting the costs, these gift boxes also make one of those big sweetie tins go a long way to share between more than one family and still look a personal gift.
Best wishes and thanks for reading see you soon