Here's a tutorial on how to make your own giftbox for DVDs or CDs. This box fits around 15 discs.
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You will need:
some cardstock (scrapbook 30,5x30,5cm) I used 3 different colours.
bonefolder (or similar)
(The card on the left is not in the tutorial. I made it with the scraps from the box)
cm = centimeters
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.
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.
Put glue on one of the outer flaps and glue down on the inside front of the box.
Do the same on the other side.
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.
I then glued the folded sidepieces to the back of the box.
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 :)