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Paper box: Create useful things with your own hands


Paper boxes are used to store the desired things that should always be in one place. Also, embellish it, you can use a box as a gift packaging

If you have a special box or a chest in the house, where you could store things without occupying places on the shelves, it is not necessary to buy it. Learn how to make a paper box, it may well come up for these purposes.

Paper box: Create useful things with your own handsOptions for creating such useful things a lot, so you can easily choose for yourself the most appropriate idea. 

Making a cardboard box with your own hands

If you wish to make a small simple box, in which things would lay the essentials – threads with needles, buttons, rubber bands and hairpins – you can use such a simple option how to make a box of cardboard. The box can be built from any paper, but that it is stronger, it is better to give preference to the cardboard. To give the structure of strength, you can use stapler, scotch or ordinary glue.

Prepare such materials: white or color cardboard, ruler, scissors or stationery knife, adhesive pencil.

Box for storing the necessary things We will do with your own hands according to such a scheme:

    • From the cardboard, cut out two squares, the side of one of them must be 1.5 cm more than the other. That square, which is more, will be a lid for our craft. The size of the place to store your things choose themselves. You should also know that the thicker will be cardboard, the stronger the design, so it will last longer;
    • We fold the cut squares first diagonally, and then across: you should get a piece of cardboard, bent in several places;
    • When the paper is prepared, we begin to collect the details of our design, raising it with the edges with your hands from all sides, but you do not need new bends;
    • Gently make fires, folding the cardboard inside the box. When you finish doing one part of the design, go to the second.

From above, the finished handicraft can be decorated with ribbons, bows, stickers or beautifully paint it with markers. 

Packaging for gift

Paper box: Create useful things with your own handsBuying a gift to a native or near person, we immediately hide in a beautiful packaging. If at home there is no such packaging, and the holiday is already on the nose, you just need to choose the most affordable way how to make a gift box. It is necessary for the reason that without her a gift does not seem so worthy and solid, and it will not be possible to make a surprise to a beloved person. 

If you are looking for ideas how to make a hand box for a gift, it is better to give preference to non-standard solutions. First, such an idea may seem sufficiently difficult to you, but in fact my own packaging creation will bring you only positive emotions. Man will be pleased to get a gift if you put it in a round gift box. 

Those who do not know and have not seen how to make a gift box of a round form, this instruction will come in handy.

To create such a gift packaging you will need:

  • dense paper or cardboard;
  • glue stick;
  • simple pencil, ruler, scissors;
  • compass. 

Before making a round box, measure your gift so that the design approached its size. The diameter of the box should be a little more of the gift itself, so that it freely placed in it. In addition, it is important to take into account the moment that the lid must be a few millimeters more than the base of the gift packaging, so it will dress freely.

Adhere to such a scheme for creating crafts with your own hands:

  • Paper box: Create useful things with your own handsOn paper, draw 8 circles of the same diameter and 3 strips, the length of which should be equal to the perimeter of the circle. Width of one of the strips should be the one height you want to get a box. Make 1 cm wider, third – a little more first;
  • For the bottom of our packaging, we connect 4 circles among them, using glue for this;
  • The brackets glue the first and second strips so that their front side is to be on both sides if it is distinguishable;
  • The wall is attached to the bottom, closer into the ring and fix glue;
  • In the same way we make a lid for gift packaging, but using for her only one cardboard strip.

Finished box decorate to your taste, using any decorative elements. 

There are many other ideas how to make a gift box. Such gift packaging can be the most different shapes – in the form of a pyramid, heart, house, animals. Putting quite a bit effort and manifesting fantasy, you can easily make boxes for gifts to your family and loved ones.

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