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Today I have a gift box tutorial for you….
….using a few supplies….
….that most of us have as part of our scrapbooking kit.
You’ll need a piece of cardstock measuring 7” x 4 3/4”.
Score it lengthwise at 3/4”, 2”, 2 3/4” and 4” then turn….
….and score at 1/2” and 1 1/4”, turn and score the opposite side at 1/2” and 1 1/4”
Cut away all the areas shown to form the tabs and ends of the box. The white card underneath is the same size as the original rectangle of coloured card and I have pencilled in the score lines to give a better idea of where to cut. Punch out a semi circle as shown with a 3/4” circle punch. Turn the punch upside down and line the edge of the card up so that it cuts across the middle of the circle.
Crease all the scored lines using a bone folder and fold the box into shape. Add PVA glue where shown in the previous picture and stick it together. I also added a tiny dab of glue to the flap on the end (without the punched circle) which will stay closed, but you don’t have to. Wrap a doily* around the box and glue in place. I used Herma here. Pop a treat** inside and close the box.
Gather a few small embellishments or make your own, with stamps and punches, as I did. Take a piece of Bakers twine approx. 20” long and tie around the box to keep it closed. Keeping the bow towards the opening end of the box.
Arrange the embellishments and glue over the twine to hold it in place. Trim the ends of the twine if needed and you’re done.
I hope you found the tutorial easy to follow. If anything is not clear, please get in touch and I’ll be happy to help. It can be easily adapted to make other sizes and decorated in lots of different ways. If you make one I’d love to see it. Be sure to pop back and let me know.
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* I got mine from Sarah’s Cards.
** A Kinder Snack size bar fits perfectly in this box.