There are four free gift box templates to choose from in different styles and sizes. I love making jewelry for friends and family but the gift never seems complete without a gorgeous box to present it in. Make these boxes from thick card and they will keep your gifts safe in the post too.
The templates are easy to adapt to suit any small gift, not just jewelry. I also make these to put sweets in for my kids. Wrap them in brightly colored paper and hang them on the tree at christmas or hide them in a scavenger hunt for birthdays or Easter.
The templates come in two different designs.
#1 is a simple folded envelope style box. This box is ideal for CD's or
books, you may have to change the back and side dimensions so it fits
snugly around your gift.
You will need to make a hole in each flap to thread through some ribbon or string. I've marked the center area of each flap with a circle to make it easier for you.
Template #2, #3 and #4 are all the same style in different sizes. These boxes have tabs that require gluing and have a hinged lid.
Download the template below by clicking on the thumbnail. All my templates are PDF files as they are easy to use and print.
You will need acrobat reader installed on your computer to view and print these templates. You can download it for free by clicking on the adobe reader button on the right.
Most printers will allow you to print directly on to thin card. If you are using patterned card make sure that you print on the plain side. If your printer will only allow you to print on paper then there are a couple of different ways to transfer the template to card.
One way is to glue the paper template to the card you can use any type of glue suitable for paper. Spread the glue thinly across the card then lower the paper on top. Smooth out carefully removing any air bubbles. Make sure the glue is completely dry before cutting.
The other way will only work if you are printing a template that is easy to reproduce. Secure the paper to the card with tape, using a pencil and ruler if drawing straight lines, go over the lines on the template. Press hard enough to mark the card but not so hard you make holes in the paper.
To change the basic size of any box, increase or decrease the top or bottom areas.
Make sure you change both areas by the same amount.
The flaps on template #1 should still overlap when you make the changes.
To change the depth of the box increase or decrease the side areas of the box.
Opposite sides must be kept to the same scale.
Use one of my decorative printer papers on the other side of your free gift box template.
After you have printed your template you could use one of my painting techniques to decorate your card before making it into a box.
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