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

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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

 
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Step 1: Cutting the squares

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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 2: Creasing the squares

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Make a crease across the middle of the square starting from each side

Crease all corners into the center

Folder the sides to the center

Turn 90 degrees and repeat

Step 3: Tucking the corners

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Unfold all but two of the corners

Tuck wall corners in

Fold larger corner over and into the bottom of the box

Repeat on the other side


Repeat all steps on the other piece of paper

Step 4: A little extra flare

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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!

OmmaI2 months ago

i didn't understood STEP 3 ... :(

gabbyalicorn10 months ago

it didn't work for me :( but thats probably because I'm not an origami type of person. but thank you for showing other people how to do this.

gabbyalicorn10 months ago

it didn't work for me :( but thats probably because I'm not an origami type of person. but thank you for showing other people how to do this.

Now I can make my gifts AND their packages! Thanks for this great instructable!
erksome3 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).