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Hello there! This Instructable shows how to create a heart shaped gift box out of paper.

If you'd rather see this in video form, please click the video above :)

I've broken this project down into many small steps, please don't be fooled into thinking it is difficult to make!

Materials:
• You'll need the free patterns here: http://pugdemonium.blogspot.com/2017/02/diy-paper...
• Card stock or construction paper (this project works best with paper that is a bit heavier than regular paper)
• Hot glue
• Scissors
• Pencil
• Score tool or other tool to create a fold line (I used a Cricut Score Stylus)

Step 1: Prepare the Pieces



1. Print and cut out all the patterns, following the directions on them. Score and fold on the fold lines.
2. Trace the patterns onto your paper of choice and cut them out. Be sure to lift up the tabs and score all of the fold lines.
3. We're going to put the bottom of the box together first, so set aside the pieces for the lid so they don't get mixed up.
4. Take one of the box side pieces, and on the folded tab, cut vertical slits up to the fold that are less than a centimeter apart. Do this on the entire length of the tab.
5. Repeat on the other box side piece. This makes it so the pieces are able to bend around the shape of the heart.


<p>Nice work - they look great! And such a detailed and well-illustrated i'ble!</p>
Thank you very much, I appreciate it!

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Bio: Hi, I'm Sarah! I love to create things - paper crafts, hand lettering, holiday crafts, fabric dyeing, polymer clay and more.
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