When it comes to gifting things to the people we love, we’re sure you won’t feel any surprise at all to learn that we’re massive fans of making things ourselves whenever we can. Of course, we also value the thought that goes into store bought gifts, whether we’re giving or receiving, but we just get such a great sense of satisfaction watching our friends and family’s faces light up when they open something we made for them ourselves! Sometimes, however, a gift that we purchased rather than something we made is simply the best idea, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get crafty with the gifting process in some capacity. Lately, we’ve been completely obsessed with the idea of making our own gift wrap, particularly when it comes to gift boxes!
Just in case you’re as enamoured with the idea of making your very own gift boxes as we were, if not more, here are 15 fantastic ideas, designs, and tutorials that will help you out along the way.
1. Toilet paper roll gift boxes
Are you and your friends the kind of upcycling lovers that will take any chance to prepurpose regular household items that you possibly can rather than creating more trash and throwing things away that could be used again instead? Then we probably don’t have to tell you about how awesome empty toilet paper roll crafts are! Red Ted Art is here to show you that you can make them look pleasant and classy too with a little bit of folding, some paint, and some ribbon or string.
2. Folded four side card gift boxes
Are you a huge fan of the way that first idea we showed you folds in on the ends but you actually like it so much that you’d be interested to see whether making that fold on all sides is possible? Perhaps you just like the idea but you’d like to make it happen today and you don’t currently have any spare empty toilet paper rolls saved up. In either case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Ventuno Art made little boxes from thick, decorative paper, folding it inward on all four sides.
3. Stunning layered cardboard, lace, pearl, and flower gift box
If you’re going to go to the trouble of making DIY and homemade gift box, would you rather go all out and make it incredibly special, like something the recipient might want to keep and continue to use? Then we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how iCreative Ideas made this stunning closing box features layered tiers for different gifts and trinkets. Besides that useful feature, the way they decorated the outside of the box with lace, pearls, and flowers is nothing short of gorgeous! If we received this box, we’d use it as a jewelry box and place it on our dresser.
4. Unfolding cube box
Are you quite intrigued indeed by the idea of a cube shaped box but, because of the shape of the gift you’re giving, you’d rather one that has completely open space inside rather than one with compartments? Then here’s an awesome DIY alternative for you to take a look at! E-Woodworking Projects shows you how to make an awesome folding cube that opens at the top and is easily made in any colour or pattern of card stock or thick scrapbooking paper you please.