Instructables

How to make a gift box from paper without glue or tape

Picture of How to make a gift box from paper without glue or tape
This Instructable will show you how to make a gift box from two pieces of construction paper.

Required materials:
2 pieces of 8.5" x 11" paper

Required tools:
Ruler
Pen/Pencil
Scissors

 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Cutting the squares

Picture of Cutting the squares
box 007.jpg
box 009.jpg
Fold each piece of paper along a diagonal

Cut the piece for the lid into a square

Draw a line 3/8" smaller on the second piece and cut it along the line into a slightly smaller square

Step 4: A little extra flare

Picture of A little extra flare
box 019.jpg
box 020.jpg
Before folding the lid into it's final shape, snip along the creased diagonals to cut an artistic pattern.

Also cut a square from the scrap of the other piece of paper

Tuck it inside the box under the tips of the folded corners

Tie with a ribbon once the gift has been placed inside.

Done!

Now I can make my gifts AND their packages! Thanks for this great instructable!
erksome2 years ago
It worked! Thanks very much for this quick and easy Instructable!

I found it useful on step three to "mock" fold the corners into a box, without fully unfolding the corners yet, to get an idea of how it would make the box. Then I fully unfolded one corner at a time to then fold this larger corner over and into the bottom of the box (if this makes any sense).
Pro

Get More Out of Instructables

Already have an Account?

close

PDF Downloads
As a Pro member, you will gain access to download any Instructable in the PDF format. You also have the ability to customize your PDF download.

Upgrade to Pro today!