I was looking for an easy to make small gift box for my small mirror baubles. It is that jewelry box size that used to be a standard item you could buy at the stores but when I went looking this last Christmas season, none were to be found. I really didn't want to use the standard take out box size...which was a little too big for my items. So, I went in search on You Tube and found a short little video here for a small gift box that uses one sheet of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper. Perfect. Once you learn the folds in the box it is easy to replicate and because of the versatility of paper these days you can make one for virtually any occasion. It is also a good idea to use double sided 12 x 12 paper, that way it gives you a nice pattern on the inside of the box as well as the outside.
Here are a couple of the ones I did.
As the video explained, to keep the box closed you will create a belly band to go around the box. I also like the alternative of wrapping it with a piece of ribbon or bakers twine with some other little tag or trinket tied on the top. The feature I like best is that the box will fold flat for storage so you could make these up in advance to have on hand and pull them out when you need them. They would also be a great gift idea...put a half dozen of these and some birthday cards or other greeting cards together for that special friend or co-worker.
See you next time! Imagine, Create, Enjoy!