DIY Gift Box

DIY Gift Box


One half of a flat gift box, some card stock, scissors and tape (bone folder optional).


To create the sleeve, wrap an 8-by-14-inch strip of card stock around your gift box to determine folds. Place it horizontally on a work surface. Using a bone folder press folds to create a sharp crease. Wrap the sleeve around the base of a gift box, overlapping the ends. Secure with double-sided tape. Reserve box lid for another gift box (so each set will give you 2 boxes). Using your printer, print these clip-art labels, or create your own, onto 8 1/2-by-11-inch heavyweight paper. Cut out strips to wrap around each box. Remove base from sleeve, and cut a piece of decorative tissue paper to fit inside base. Place pecan clusters nested in paper candy cups inside base. Slide on sleeve. Wrap a label around the sleeve and base, as shown, securing to sleeve with double-sided tape. Now to fill the box you can choose any small candy, easy to make.

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