Can you believe the holidays are right around the corner?? Crazy! I am determined to be prepared this year, and that means getting my gifts for teachers and neighbors ready now. I don't go crazy, just something simple and handmade. I love making homemade gifts each year, but I always struggle with how to package them. The We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board is my new favorite way to quickly give a simple gift some wow-factor!
DIY Holiday Gift Boxes
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To make these holiday boxes, here's what you need:
- We R Memory Keepers GIft Box Punch Board
- Dear Lizzy Fine & Dandy 12x12 paper
Ready to get started? First, you need to decide what size boxes you want to make. The We R Memory Keepers Punch Boards can made gift boxes in several different sizes and dimensions. So cool! Each Punch Board comes with everything you need to score, trim, notch, and fold your paper box. Seriously, I LOVE this tool!
I decided to make the 4" x 4" x 4" box, so all you need is a 12" x 12" patterned paper. After selecting your paper, follow the instructions on the punchboard to score, fold, and notch your gift box.
After you have scored and punched all sides, take your paper and fold it by hand along each line folding it inwards. I have found that patterned paper always folds best when you score the back side of your paper. Also, you don't need to push down hard with the scoring tool. Just score lightly, and your paper will fold more smoothly without tearing.
After folding each box crease, assemble your box together. You can use adhesive if you need to, but it's not required since the box has a notch at the top that holds it all together.
Fill your box with your handmade gift item, then fold the top down using the notches.
When your box is complete, embellish it with ribbon, twine, or make these adorable yarn pom-pom's like I did!
I just used yard and scissors to make these pom-pom's, and then glued them down on my boxes.
These little gift boxes are so incredibly easy to make. You can also fill them with baked goods, stocking stuffers, or make itty bitty ones for and advent calendar!
I love that as the holidays approach, I can check making neighbor gifts off my list.
Whew! Now on to making handmade Christmas ornaments... ;)