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How to Make a Customized Christmas Gift Box

By: Carlene Eshelman for AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com

Have a special present that you need gift wrap ideas for? This tutorial from Pinkscrapper99 shows you How to Make a Customized Christmas Gift Box that's perfect for displaying handmade Christmas cards or any other DIY Christmas gifts you may have come up with this year.

 How to Make a Customized Christmas Gift Box

Materials:

  • Two 12" x 12" pieces of cardstock
  • Liquid glue
  • Craft companion or ruler and bone folder
  • Paper trimmer
  • 4 strips 10” x 1 ¼” coordinating paper
  • 4 strips 4 1/2” x 1 ¼” coordinating paper (same color as above)
  • 4” x 10” transparency plastic
  • Craft knife
  • Embellishments as desired

Instructions:

1. Cut two pieces of 6 ½” x12” cardstock.

2. Using craft companion or bone folder, on one piece of cardstock score 4 lines that are 1” from the edge. This will be your box base.

3. Take second cardstock, and score 1 1/8” away from the edge. This will be your box top.

4. Take box top, and score a second line that is 1” away from your score line. This is the line for your window.

5. On box top, fold at score lines.

6. Cut tabs and create a "v” shape for proper fit.

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7. Fold tabs down and put liquid glue on it. Fold and glue to create your box corners.

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8. Take box top, and craft knife/ruler, cut the second score line for the window.

9. Turn box top over, and glue transparency to the back for the window.

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10. Cut and glue tabs for box top as in step 6.

11. Glue measured strips of coordinating paper to front and back of your box top.

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12. Embellish with coordinating accents as desired.

How to Make a Customized Christmas Gift Box
 

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