Making gift boxes is fun and easy. You can make one in just a few minutes with the instructions on this page. You can make cube-shaped, heart-shaped, and other-shaped boxes.
On this page I'll show you how to make a cube-shaped box, but I also have instructions for other shapes of boxes you can make.
This cube box looks kinda cute and is really easy to make. It's a good size for small gifts like candy or a small soap or some jewellery. Even though it's a plain design, you can dress it up with stickers or brads or ribbons to make it look more sparkly & special. When I made this one I happened to have couple of cute butterfly stickers that I added to the lid.
Ready to make your own gift box? First up, gather your equipment...
All you need is
First up, you'll want to download this free gift box template. It makes a cube box approximately 5.7 cm (2 ¼ inches) per side.
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 how to put the box together just from looking at the template, but here are some step by step photos just in case.
Cut along all the solid lines, then score along the dashed lines using a butter-knife and ruler. (Scoring the lines like this helps the paper to fold more easily in the next steps.)
Put glue or double sided tape on the side-tab, then close the template into a tube shape.
Fold in the tabs on the bottom of the box. Apply some glue or double sided tape before folding in the last tab, to hold the bottom in place.
The lid has a simple tab closure like this:
Well done on finishing your box! How did it turn out?
If you have any comments or suggestions, or just want to say hi, you can contact me with this handy form.
"I made robot treat boxes for my son's birthday party (you can guess the theme). I purchased The Paper Studio's "A Boy's Universe" 12x12 Cardstock at Hobby Lobby. I cut each sheet to 8.5x11 and used the scrap to decorate the boxes and to make a paper chain garland. The box template worked very well! I'll be making the Valentine boxes next month! Thanks!" ~ Pfennigthecat
Thanks for sending in the photo Pfennig!
Have a go at making gift boxes of other shapes & designs:
More Free Box & Bag Designs
Heart Box Template
Gift Box with Lid
Origami Gift Box
Gift Bag with Handles