Paper Boxes!

Alright so it’s almost Christmas- you bought your friend an awesome (but incredibly tiny) gift and you’re so excited to give it to them. BUT you have a few problems…. ONE! Sure the gift wasn’t cheap but it isn’t HUGE either and the last time you checked- they didn’t make bags and tissue paper this tiny… TWO! Now you’re panicking because you don’t know how you’re going to wrap it and you’re suddenly wishing you would have bought something bigger…
TAKE TWO DEEP BREATHS and chill- Kayli’s got you covered ๐Ÿ™‚ Use a paper box! Here’s a tutorial-

1. Get your materials together- two pieces of scrapbook paper (tissue paper and ribbon later for pretty wrapping) and some type of folding mechanism- I used my hands ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yeah- that’s it. That will be all you need.

2. Take one sheet of paper (this sheet will be the bottom half of your box) and fold it pattern-in hot dog style one way- then unfold it and fold it hot dog style THE OTHER way.

3. Alright now unfold again so it’s flat- and lay it pattern down. Now take each corner and fold it into the center of the paper so it looks like this…

4. Now take the bottom of your paper and fold it into the center and do the same with the other side, like this…

**When you make the top of your box, you’ll want it to be bigger- so at this step just make sure you don’t fold ALL the way into the middle- leave a space in between, nothing drastic- but if you make them touch like above- then the top won’t fit over the bottom..**

5. Unfold it so it looks like this-

6. Now push both sides of your paper in like so-

7. Then fold the top over on one side so it looks like this-

8. Then do the same to the other side and TADA!!! You have the bottom of your box! Confused look?? Where did I lose you?? haha

So I completely love these- I use them to hold notes and keepsakes, and for wrapping gifts! It might seem crazy complicated- but it’s really not- and once you’ve started, just keep one to use for future reference! Here are some others I’ve made- as well as the one I made for this post. Anyone else have clever ways to wrap gifts?? We’d love to hear your ideas!

Happy Folding and Merry Christmas!


  1. Festive greetings from a snowy and freezing cold UK where I would rather be on my laptop than being crushed in the sales at the shops at the moment! I've blog hopped onto your lovely blog and added myself as your newest follower.This was a very good post as , in spite of my mature years, I am useless at crafty things and I want to be able to prepare some boxes for Hubby's big birthday…thought I might try and make 60 of them with a little gift in each and to buy 60 would cost me mega bucks…so I'm delighted to have found this. (I've got plenty of time to make them!) Thank you.Please drop by and maybe follow me if you fancy a laugh. I'd be delighted to welcome you. Friendly wishes Carol from โ€“ the blog that gives you laughter lines. (Has that put you off?)

  2. I just made this box out of scrapbook cardstock in a very pretty pattern. Thanks so much for the tutorial. best wishes. Linda

  3. Wow! Love this idea! I am going to make some of these!

  4. WOW! what a neat idea! the possibilities are endless! thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  5. These look so pretty and cute! Tnx for the tutorial, I'd like to try it out some time! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. How fun. I like crafts like this. Simple, easy and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Wow, thats awesome! Thanks so much for linking it up! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I'll have to try this out. Great for personalizing some small gifts. Thanks!http://www.lifeinmypjs.comxoxo~Ela

  9. Oh, I love paper boxes! Thanks for sharing, Kassi!

  10. Cute little boxes! I've always wondered how to make them!

  11. This looks very cool. I can't swear I can do it…but I am certainly going to try. I linked over from Lovely Crafty Home. I hope you come check out my blog if you get a chance at