Introduction: DVD/CD Giftbox

Here's a tutorial on how to make your own giftbox for DVDs or CDs. This box fits around 15 discs.

Step 1:

You will need:
some cardstock (scrapbook 30,5x30,5cm) I used 3 different colours.
patterned paper
good glue
bonefolder (or similar)
decorations (optional)

(The card on the left is not in the tutorial. I made it with the scraps from the box)

cm = centimeters

Step 2:

I cut the cardstock to be 13cm wide. I wanted the box to be square, so each side will be 13cm (back and front) For the bottom I took some of the DVDs I wanted to fit and added some extra cm. I made the bottom 2cm. I also added 1cm to the edges so they can be folded in and will leave a nicer edge (no papercuts when you take out the DVDs)
Here's how it looks when I have folded the piece. So the folds are (on a 13cm wide piece of cardstock): 1cm, 13cm, 2cm, 13cm, 1cm. Glue down the outer flaps (the protection from papercuts). Now the piece is 13-2-13cm.
Decorate the front and back now with patterned paper (trust me, it's easier to do this now especially if you want to add eyelets. Guess how I know?) If you add eyelets and will use this box for CDs or DVDs, make sure to protect the inside of the box so the DVDs don't get scratches.

Step 3:

Now the fold for the sides - you are going to need two: They are going to be folded a couple of times and need some extra cm for glue. I added extra 2cm on each side, so the piece is 6cmx13cm.

Next I folded the piece lengthwise. I folded it first in the middle (on 3cm) then every cm, so I get 5 folds. The two outer ones will have glue on them. I don't think it matters which way you have the folds, but I made it so there are two folds on the inside of the box and one on the outside.

TIP: Before you cut your paper check which way it folds best. Bend a little on the paper first horisontally and then vertically. One of them should be easier to bend - then you know how to cut the paper and which way it will be easier to fold. Fold the way it bends best.

Step 4:

Put glue on one of the outer flaps and glue down on the inside front of the box.

Step 5:

Do the same on the other side.

Step 6:

I made a flap to close the box with (to cover the opening) I decided I wanted it to fold 5cm over the front. And then 2cm to match the bottom width and some extra centimeters to glue to the back (I took 4cm) So a piece (5+2+4cm) and 11x12cm wide (so it's a little on the inside of the box). Glue the 4cm wide part to the back of the box.

I also made an extra fold on the 2cm wide part so it wouldn't break if there were fewer DVDs in the box at a later time.

Step 7:

I then glued the folded sidepieces to the back of the box.

Step 8:

This is how the box should look now.

Finally add decorations, like I did with the flower and metal charm. Hold the flap down with the ribbon and volia - you're done!

If you found this tutorial useful - let me know. I'd love to see your creations :)