Make your own gift box in 5 minutes with one of my free gift box templates. Heart-shaped, cube-shaped, bag-shaped, and more.
On this page I'll show you how to make a heart box with my template and instructions, but I also have many more styles to make.
This heart container looks really sweet and is great for Valentines Day, anniversaries, or other romantic occasions. Imagine filling it with Hershey Kisses and an "I ♥ You" note and giving it to your boyfriend / girlfriend. I bet they'd love it, and be really touched! (Hint to my other half, if he's reading this ;-)
Did I mention that this design is seriously easy to make? In fact, you don't even need any glue. It just slots together and holds in place by itself.
All you need is
This design turns out best when you make it from card stock. Paper works okay too, but it's a little bit floppy. If card stock doesn't fit in your printer, then you can print the template onto paper, and then trace it onto some card stock.
Download my heart box template.
Open the file and print it onto your nice paper. If your paper is coloured on one side only, then make sure you print onto the blank side.
I'm sure you'll probably figure out the assembly just from looking at the template, but here are some pointers just in case.
Cut along all the solid lines, then score along the dashed lines using a butter-knife and ruler. Scoring helps the paper fold more easily in the next steps.
Fold up the sides of the box to make it into this shape:
Slot the two heart-halves together like this:
Fold in the top and bottom flaps to close:
Congratulations on finishing your box! How did it turn out?
If you're happy with how your box turned out, could I ask you a teensy weensy favor? Take photo of your box and upload it here, and I'll post it on this page as inspiration for everyone else :-) With full credit to you, of course.
And if you have any other comments or suggestions or just want to say hi, please contact me with this handy form.
Check out this amazing box made by reader Shaheen:
To make this box, Shaheen started with our free gift box template, decorated it digitally using photoshop, then printed it out and made it into the box (read the details here). I think it looks amazing, and when I first saw it I thought it was decorated with actual scrapbooking papers using scissors and glue. Thanks for sending in your photo Shaheen!
Looking for more free gift box templates? Try one of these other designs...
More Free Box & Bag Designs
Cube Box Template
Gift Box with Lid
Origami Gift Box
Gift Bag with Handles