Introduction: Customized Paper Gift Box

My gift wrapping skills usually consist of newspaper, electrical tape, and horrible writing. This time around, I decided to make a better package with some custom engraving. I made it at Techshop!

Tools used:

Cardstock paper

Elmer's Glue

Epilog Laser

Step 1: Design It

I found a website that makes these cool templates to the size you need it.

I used the pillow pack design.

Enter the dimensions you wish and hit the create button. This generates a PDF that you can save and open in Corel Draw or Illustrator.

I use Corel Draw. When opening, choose the option to import as curves.

Delete the text that gives the dimensions and website.

Select all the lines, then change all the line weights to "hairline". The inside lines are perforated hairlines which gives you exactly what you need to fold it.

Add your text you would like to raster.

Step 2: Cut, Fold, and Glue!

Now that the design is all done, cut out the design on the laser cutter.

Fold the paper along the perforated lines.

Take the glue and dab it along the small fold.

Press it together and use a book to weight it down.

Insert present!