A {Quick} Homemade Gift Box

*Sorry for the poor photos. I took them all with my phone’s camera. 

One of my favorite blogs to read is Young House Love. So much inspiration over there. Well, a month ago, there was a post about an art box they created. I kind of filed that away for later. “Later” came a lot sooner than I thought. I didn’t need an art box, but I had something to give a friend. It wasn’t a gift since she’d already seen it. Thinking about the function of said box, I wanted/needed something nice to present the items, though.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • box
  • wrapping paper or other paper
  • tape
  • scissors

I had a box, but it had a store name all over the top of it.  I knew I didn’t want to “wrap” the entire box as one; rather, each part.  Like I said, this wasn’t a gift, per se.  I used two different papers because I didn’t feel like the whole box should be covered in the pattern.   It’s pretty busy. This is a good way to get more mileage out of your paper, too. I am not in the habit of buying expensive paper, but this could be a great way to wrap more gifts in nice paper.

Okay, so here’s what I started with (minus box):



A quick wrap and taping of my box, and I had this:





I thought this looked fine with just the paper, but I had some tissue paper flowers left over from another craft, so I decided to add a couple to my box.



There you have it! Pretty simple, eh? I’d show you what’s inside, but that’s for another post.

*The paper flower tutorial can be found here



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