Saturday, December 15, 2012

Gift Box Tutorial

Renee here and I decided to make a gift basket and share how to make it with all of you. This basket is SO SIMPLE and you can customize it to fit your gift recipient in so many ways!

For supplies you will need:
  • One 1" x 7 1/2" piece of cardstock for handle
  • One 3/4" x 6" piece of paper for handle insert
  • One sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" paper for making square
  • Scoring tool
  • 2 brads
  • Additional paper and embellishments for your box.
Step 1. Use the largest die in Spellbinders grand nestabilites
set or  just cut a square that measures 7 1/2" square. You can always add a decorative border with a punch or something if you desire.

Step 2. Score at 2" and 5" marks.  Turn and score again at same lengths.

Step 3. Cut along two of the score lines on each side just until they reach the center square. Then pre-fold on all score lines.

Step 4. Fold and glue the first two sides together.

Step 5. Fold up remaining two sides and glue. Now you have your basket base.

Step 6.  Cut 4 pieces with your paper of choice measuring 1 3/4" x 2 7/8". I added a pipe cleaner around the top and left a small opening where my cardinal will go.

Step 7. Add the smaller handle strip to the larger one.

Step 8. Place the handle in the basket.  Put glue on the bottom portion of each end and adhere to the basket.  Next punch holes and add the brads for added support and decorative detail.

Step 9.  Fill your box and give it away!


  1. This is EXACTLY what I need.....thank's beautiful!

  2. packaging supplies I am impressed. I don't think Ive met anyone who knows as much about this subject as you do. You are truly well informed and very intelligent. You wrote something that people could understand and made the subject intriguing for everyone. Really, great blog you have got here.


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