Make your own gift box with lid
From a single sheet of paper, with no scissors or glue

Have you ever wanted to make your own gift box with matching lid, but you only had one piece of paper left in the right color or pattern? Well this design is perfect for those times, because box and lid are made from a single sheet.

The other great thing is that it takes only half the time to make your own gift box. There's no messing about with lids that are too tight or too loose, and the lucky recipient of this box can never lose the lid :-)

make your own gift box

(Not the sort of box you're looking for? Instead, learn how to make gift boxes with separate lids .)

With the video tutorial on this page, you'll be able to make your own gift boxes in no time. You'll find that making gift boxes is as simple as 1-2-3.

A little while back I made a beaded pearl necklace with matching earrings for a birthday gift, and this (above) was the box I wrapped them in.

This is a really versatile design, and worth mastering. By using different papers and ribbons you can make gift boxes for all different moods. In no time you'll be making gift boxes that are funky or floral, cute or classic.

make your own gift box

You don't even need scissors to make this box. How neat is that? The design was independently invented by two origami artists Robin Glynn and Tomoko Fuse.

Video Tutorial

As a finishing touch, you can attach a strip of ribbon, like I did in the feature photo at the top of this page. I just attached the ribbon around the edge with some double sided tape, and stuck a little bow to one of the lid flaps on top. The bow is tied just a like a shoelace knot.

Now you can go ahead and make your own gift boxes from all types of different papers for different occasions. Christmas themed papers, love-heart-covered papers for Valentine's Day... get creative!

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