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DIY Christmas Gift Boxes

The other day I was driving and as I normally do most of my thinking and planning it dawned on me…the fact that I am so not ready for Christmas and the year end, but also that for once I have the absolute perfect patterned paper for the festive season. Lady Pattern Paper in red and green and especially the new star designs are just perfect. And so is how my little Christmas boxes came to fruition.
Beautiful DIY Christmas Gift Boxes

This is such a simple little folded box using a single sheet of patterned paper cut to 11 x 8.5 inches. Then a few folds later, a drop or two of adhesive and a couple of embellishments later and there you have an awesome little gift box.

DIY Christmas Gift Boxes - Green Chartruese

Step 1

Cut you Lady Pattern Paper to measure 11×8.5”

DIY Christmas Gift Boxes - Step 1

Step 2

Score the lines as per the instructions on the PDF document (download the instructions here).
On the long edge score at the following intervals: 1/2 inch, 4 ½ Inch, 6 inch and 10 ½ inch.
Then on the short side score at the following intervals: 2 inch and 6 ½ inch.
Score the diagonals lines in the middle.
Make sure that you fold and burnish the scored lines well with your bone folder.

DIY Christmas Gift Boxes - Step 2

Step 3

Add your adhesive inside the lines as indicated only.

DIY Christmas Gift Boxes - Step 3

Step 4

Fold over the sticky parts towards the middle and flatten. Leave to settle for a few minutes. Repeat on both sides.

DIY Christmas Gift Boxes - Step 4

Step 5

Tweak the scored lines so that the centre forms your box portion.

DIY Christmas Gift Boxes - Step 5

Step 6

Fold over the ½ inch top edge on both sides and decorate your box using the barcode strips of the Lady Pattern Paper, punched edges, ribbon and embellishments.

DIY Christmas Gift Boxes - Step 6
And there you have simple, quick and easy DIY Christmas gift boxes, in-fact you can use them for any occasion. These are just so perfectly festive ready for the Christmas season all dressed up in red and green – the perfect shades for our bright nation.

Other Products:
Bone folder, Scoring Board, Trimmer, Adhesives, Ribbon, Border Punch

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  • […] Wrapping Christmas gifts and a splattering of festive red go hand-in-hand. No Christmas gift wrap is truly complete without a hint or red (and probably gold) and you can take same principle and create a gorgeous gift box as well. Whether it is a simple and elegant gift box or bag with some cool snowflakes on it or a more extensive Christmas Eve Box that looks both sensational and merry – a dash of red will bring everything alive! Those who prefer a more modern take on all that colorful effervescence can try out the fabulous Color Blocked Gift Box or maybe the chic Christmas gift boxes in red and green that we discovered on Lady Pattern Paper […]

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