The best packaging for a small gift has long been a handmade little box that will show a person how much he means to you. Making such packaging is very simple, the main thing is to stock up with the necessary materials and arm yourself with imagination and patience.
Before you begin to find out in detail how to make a small box yourself To make it look cute, elegant and festive, you should stock up on the necessary materials for needlework. And of course, the more elegant the packaging, the more all kinds of tools will be needed:
- A ruler and a pencil will be needed to make a box template.
- Paper will serve as the basis for packaging. This can be ordinary cardboard, thick designer paper, scrapbooking paper, colored pastel paper or watercolor, which can be painted on your own.
- Sharp scissors are needed to create incisions and cut out the pattern.
- Bright ribbons, cords or ribbons are necessary for creating bows and dressing the boxes.
- Double-sided tape or glue is needed to glue the packaging details, it would be nice to use the “Moment” glue in a small bottle, which is best suited for gluing to core shoe decoration elements.
- A nail file is needed in order to clearly draw the fold line of the box.
- Beads, tags and buttons are needed to decorate the boxes, however, they are best used by experienced craftsmen, and at first you can do without them.
Rules for creating your own small gift boxes hands
So that all your efforts are not wasted, when creating Gift wrapping should be very careful and follow certain recommendations:
- At the very beginning, you should take care that you have at hand all the necessary materials for needlework and a ready-made scheme for creating a box on which you can draw a template on your paper.
- You should cut the paper with the sharpest scissors or a clerical knife so that no burrs, cracks or creases appear on the fold lines.
- When choosing a template for creating a box, you should not choose the most beautiful package, saturated with a number of decor elements, since to create it you will need considerable experience in needlework and perseverance and accuracy.
- Before you make a beautiful small box with your own hands from gift paper, you must first make it from a regular piece of notebook to practice and then know exactly where to cut something, and where to bend.
- It is very important to draw the packaging template correctly, for which you first need to measure the size of the gift itself, and then add a centimeter to its length and width, which will be the size of the bottom of the box.
The simplest packaging
For beginners it is better not to even try to think how to make a small DIY box that will be dazzlingly beautiful, original and unusual. For starters, make packaging simpler. To do this, we need only bright beautiful paper, a pencil, a ruler, glue and scissors. First we determine what the width and length of the box should be, and draw a rectangle with these parameters.
Next, determine the height of the box, and draw rectangles of this length to the previously drawn geometric shape. Next, make one incision in each drawn rectangle. After that, we bend the workpiece along the lines, grease the glue sticks with glue and collect our packaging. True, this will be only half the battle, since we will only assemble the bottom of the small box with our own hands, so then we will need to make its cover as well, for which we draw the main rectangle on the template the same as the first time, increasing its sides only 3 mm, but the length of the remaining rectangles is made equal to only 1-2 cm.
After that, we repeat all the same actions as when creating the bottom of the package. On this, the creation of the box will be completed, it remains only to put a gift in the smaller part of the box and cover it with the majority, that is, a lid. And finally, you can stick a bow on top or bandage the package.
It will look very original and funny, a little box made by oneself from cardboard, which opens like a blossoming flower, you just have to pull the tip of the bow from the braid. To do this, we need a cardboard box with a size of 18 * 18 cm, a hole punch, a pencil, a ruler and scissors. Yes, you don’t even have to glue anything here, but the main pipes will consist of drawing a template and cutting it out of paper.
First of all, we draw our sheet of paper into 9 identical squares, 6 * 6 cm in size, drawing a grid, like for playing tic-tac-toe, and then cut four squares located at the corners of the sheet. Next, we bend all the others to the center square, and then cut off two sharp corners of these four squares, so that we end up with a flower of four petals, as shown in the template diagram.
After that, we make a puncture at the edge of the petals with a hole punch to make a small hole, we put a ribbon in them, put a gift in a box and tie a ribbon in a bow, which will be the final touch to create a charming flower box.
It will be nice look, made of paper with your own hands, a small box that looks like a small cylinder that closes with a lid. First, decide what the diameter of the package will be, and then draw and cut 4 circles of the desired size from thick paper, and 2 from corrugated cardboard. Next, cut out two rectangles from paper, the length of which will be equal to the circle circumference, that is, you will have to remember the same school formula and multiply the radius of the circle by 2 and 3.14.
The width of the first rectangle will be the same as you want to see the height of the package, and the second - the one that should be its cover, that is, half as much. Next, using glue or double-sided tape, glue the circles of corrugated paper with paper circles to make the bottom and the lid of the package, and then glue one rectangle to the bottom of the box, and the second to its lid. Everything, the box is ready, it remains only to put a gift in it and decorate it at your discretion.
Box with a secret
If you are thinking about how to make a little do-it-yourself gift box that will surprise the person being presented no less than the present itself, you can use the instructions for creating an unusual box that will fall apart as soon as it is opened. We make the lid here exactly as when creating the simplest, most traditional packaging, but you will have to work on creating the box itself.
First, take a square sheet of paper, for example, with a size of 21 * 21 cm, and draw it is nine identical squares with dimensions 7 * 7 cm, after which we cut and throw out four corner squares, so that in the end we get a large cross. Then we bend 4 squares to the central one and carefully smooth the bend place with a nail file. And then we take old postcards, beads, make tiny bows from ribbons, and glue it all to the inside of the box.
In addition, you can write beautiful wishes of a person, funny phrases, quotes on all five squares. In general, the fantasy here is not limited. Then it remains only to put a gift, raise 4 squares up, put on a cap, and the present will be ready. Unless, it will be possible to decorate the package by bandaging it with a bright ribbon.
A transparent box
If you want to surprise a person, you can give him a handmade box with small gifts, which will be visible even before the package is opened. For this we need only a cutter, scissors, a plastic bottle of 1.5 liters and a cold iron. First, take the bottle and cut off the upper and lower parts so that we get a 14 cm blank.
Next, gently flatten the bottle and iron its rib, then iron the second rib, then bring the blank to its original state, after which we flatten so that the ironed ribs appear above and below, and then iron the third and fourth ribs.
As a result after straightening for we’ll get a little box made almost by our own hands without a bottom and a lid. But it is easily fixable. Next, we take a marker and top and bottom on each edge we make marks of cuts by 3.5 cm, after which we make an incision with sharp scissors. Then we make the resulting valves curly, cutting off sharp corners, and collect the bottom of the box, bending them inward. In the end, you just have to put small gifts in the jar, just bend the valves at the top of the box, and bandage the package with a wide bright bow that will be on top of the transparent box.
Packing for Valentine's Day
If you want to surprise your soulmate on February 14, you can put your gift in a handmade box with a lid, which is made in the shape of a heart. First you will need to draw a packaging template, which will be the most painstaking part of the job. To do this, take a beautiful red paper and on its back draw a rectangle with the parameters 15 cm wide and 1 cm high.
Then count 5 cm from its edge, and draw a second rectangle with the parameters 11 cm high and 1 cm width, which stands vertically on the drawn rectangle. Then we count 5 cm of a vertically standing rectangle on both sides, and another 5 cm from a horizontally lying figure. Next, we draw two hearts that will be symmetrically located on both sides of the vertical rectangle, cut our blank, make bends, glue the box on one side, put a present there and close it.
That's it, it's done - the heart packing is ready . Naturally, if you wish, you can make the height of the rectangle not 1 cm, but more, you should focus solely on the size of the gift that you put in the box, given that the smaller side of the rectangles is the height of our future box.
Christmas tree box
If you want to surprise and amaze your friends and relatives, you can on the eve of the New Year holidays for everyone make little Do-it-yourself paper boxes that will resemble small Christmas trees. To create such a package, we will need green corrugated cardboard, narrow bright ribbons and beads and small bows that will depict toys on a Christmas tree. First of all, you will need to draw a template on the back of the cardboard.
To do this, draw a square with a side of 17 cm in the center of the paper, and then draw 2 sides of an equilateral triangle to each side of the square, the size of which will be equal to the same 17 see. Then we draw a trapezoid with a height of 1 cm to one of the sides of each triangle. After that, cut out the resulting final figure from paper, then lift the triangles up and bend into the trapezoid, ironing the fold lines well.
Next in the middle of the box it gift, and in turn begin to lift the package and glue them to one another by applying adhesive to the curved trapezoid. After that we cross the box crosswise with a beautiful ribbon and tie it with a bow on top of our Christmas tree. And all the other elements of the decor of bright color are simply glued on all sides to the package, thereby decorating the Christmas tree and making the box bright, original and unusual. Of course, in order for everything to work out as it should, you will have to try, so it’s better to take care of creating such boxes for the holiday at least a month before the New Year.
Decorating the packaging on the outside and inside
It is also important to beautifully decorate the gift box. Moreover, it should look good not only from the front side, but also from the inside. After all, it will not be very pleasant if a person opens a present, and notices a template of a small box drawn by himself, which will look completely unremarkable. Therefore, in order to avoid such a misunderstanding, it can be glued inside with beautiful color paper or painted with paints. True, paints should not stain a gift, so you can’t take gouache for sure and the coloring itself needs to be done in advance.
And if you have solid experience in needlework, then you can cover the box with a beautiful satin fabric from the inside, which will make the packaging is even more extraordinary and attractive.
And from the outside, decorate a small box with your own hands and do not complicated. It is only necessary to show imagination and try not to overdo it, as excessive decor can also ruin the packaging. You can glue on top of the cover, made of colored paper, a flower and a couple of green leaves. You can glue a fabric flower or a lush bow to the lid, the middle of which will be decorated with rhinestones, beads or unusual buttons.
You can also beautifully wrap the box crosswise with a satin ribbon, tying it on top of the bow. In general, the choice is hugeThe main thing is to remember that for a man, all the same, gift wrapping should look stylish and elegant with a minimum of decor, but for a woman you can make a box decorated more varied and romantic.