Introduction: Folded Felt Gift Box

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After spotting these felt, flatpack breadbaskets from Teroforma, and I thought, "Dude, you can totally make that." My idea, however, was not a breadbasket, but a little gift basket. So I grabbed paper and pencil and came up with plan. The original tutorial, published at my home turf over on Curbly, was recently spotted by Nicole here on Instructables who invited me to post. So, with Curbly's permission, here it is, my first Instructable. Hope you like it!

Step 1: Supplies Needed:

one 8" x 11" piece of heavy felt from the craft store, NOT the flimsy kind

a scissors

craft knife and cutting mat, optional but helpful

doo-dads to decorate the box

a pencil

a PDF template, which you can find on my Scribd page

Step 2: Cutting the Felt

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Print and then cut out the template to create a pattern.

Trace the pattern onto the felt.

Using the scissors, cut the image from the felt; if you have one, use the craft knife to cut the little, rectangular slots (it's easier than using the scissors).

Depending upon the thickness of your felt, you might have to adjust the openings of the trapezoidal cuts.

Step 3: Folding the Felt

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To fold up the gift box, fold the sides with the trapezoidal slots up first and tuck the tabs into the rectangular slots in one of the other two sides.

Step 4: Decorating

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And a bit of ribbon or trim of your choice and you're done!

If you liked this how-to, I invite you to visit my website, to see more of my original tutorials. 


maecrab made it! (author)2017-10-28

Thanks so much for this! Made these in my youth program last holiday season :) I added some stitched-on beading and a stitched on felt flower :)

Chicken Girl (author)2011-12-16

This is a great first Instructable! You steps are clear and photos are great- keep it up1

sunshiine (author)2011-12-14

This is so cute! Thanks for sharing! Sunshiine

DIY Maven (author)2011-12-14

So glad you like it!!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2011-12-14

I just love this box and how easy it is to make! I'm definitely going to have to give this a try!

scoochmaroo (author)2011-12-14

Gorgeous! I love this!

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