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Paper Boxes and tags for gifts

Holiday & seasonal crafts, Making cards, Origami, Paper crafts, Tags  |  September 3rd 2011  |  0 Comment

file folder gift boxes

These gift boxes are made from items found around our house.

While rummaging though our office supplies, I came across a big box of red file folders. The color was not my first choice, but in the spirit of giving simple gifts, I thought it best to use what we have instead of buying new.

I discovered that 3.5″x3.5″x2″ boxes are a great size for the bird seed ornaments.


file folders (cardstock, cardboard, etc. will work too)
glue gun


First, make a template (like the one below).
TIP: be sure to make it as “square” as possible – this will save you a lot of heartache and frustration down the road.  

Trace your template on the file folder, and cut out around the perimeter.

Fold along all of the lines.  Then, cut along the flap lines on two sides (yellow marks on template).

Hot glue the flaps together.

To make the bottom of the box: follow the same instructions, but cut 1/8″ off the length and width of the template, so the bottom of the box will be small enough to slide into the top of the box.

 And finally, DECORATE!
Source: @ saltwater-kids.com