Back in December I did a crazy blog series called "Holidays Handmade."
For a week I posted at least three tutorial posts every single day. There were some amazing guest bloggers and lots of fantastic projects. But it was a lot to digest. So I thought that this week we might do "Christmas in July" and highlight some of those awesome crafty projects in case you're already planning what to make for the holidays this year.
Now that we've made all these handmade gifts, what are you planning to put them in?
Why a beautiful handmade gift box, of course!
You can make your box any size, but for the sake of this tutorial, we're going to start with a piece of 8.5x11" cardstock.
Cut the cardstock in half. And then shave about an eighth-of-an-inch off of two sides of one of the pieces (I've indicated the two sides in red). This smaller piece will be the bottom of the box. Notice that I wrote "bottom" on it in pencil. The two pieces are so similar in size it can be hard to tell which is which. But that eighth-of-an-inch really makes them fit together nicely.
Now you're ready to decorate!
Now it's time to make the box. Apply adhesive to the right sides of the little flaps you cut.
Onto the bottom!
So here's your fab gift box:
You can see a listing of all of the Holidays Handmade posts here.
Two other packaging-related posts to check out from Holidays Handmade are:
Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. I'm on my way to Chicago for CHA today. I won't have any blog posts about CHA (there will be other posts, though) until I get back, but I will tweet photos and info while I'm away! Be back soon!