Gift Box Supplies

Mia's provides a template and here you will find all the other supplies you will need to make your own gift boxes. All items have been carefully chosen to help you find the best supplies. I have either used these products myself or carefully gone through the many customer reviews to find those most suitable for the task.

The quick links below will let you jump to the products you are most interested in. At the end of the page you will find related products that may be of use for this particular craft.

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Card

You can use any card for these gift boxes as long as it's will go in your printer. Check you printers instructions before purchase. Here are a few suggestions to give you some ideas.


Neenah Exact Index Card Stock, 8.5 x 11 Inch, 90 lb, White, 250 Sheets



A lot of card for the price, great if you do lots of card crafts. 

Will go through most printers but do check your printers manual before purchase. .

Size 8.5" x 11", 250 sheets per pack.

Will score nicely, perfect for making cards, boxes and gift tags.

Acid and lignin free for longer lasting documents. 

Can be used for lots of other crafts too.


Neenah Astrobrights Premium Color Cardstock Vintage Assortment, 65 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 250 Sheets



If you want to use colored card then this pack is a fantastic buy, great if you do lots of card crafts. 

There are other color combinations available.

Will go through most printers but do check your printers manual before purchase. .

Size 8.5" x 11", 250 sheets per pack.

Will score nicely, perfect for making cards, boxes and gift tags.

Acid and lignin free for longer lasting documents. 

Can be used for lots of other crafts too.


Scissors


Fiskars 8 Inch Softgrip Scissors Straight, Stainless Steel



Fiskars make great scissors and I use several pairs from their range for different purposes.

The soft grip makes cutting comfortable, even if there is lots to do.

These are great general purpose scissors.

Thet have a long blade which you may find awkward when cutting out detailed shapes. The smaller ones below may be preferable for fiddly shapes.


Tim Holtz 817 Kushgrip Non Stick Micro Serrated Snips, 7"



These Tim Holtz small bladed scissors are great for detailed cutting.

The blades are really sharp and strong and will cut through any card with ease. 

These scissors are small but they are not suitable for children, they are very sharp with a pointed tip.

They have a non-stick coating so you can cut through tape without leaving sticking stuff on your scissors. .

Large kushgrip handles for comfort of use.

Also comes with a protective cap for safe storage.


Fiskars Pre-School Training Scissors, Color Received May Vary



These Fiskars pre-school training scissors are great for teaching kids how to cut.

They have a lever that opens the scissors automatically so the child can learn the open-close technique of using scissors, once mastered the lever can be flipped up for regular cutting.

Blunt tips and designed to cut only paper for safe learning.

You can't choose your colors but little ones won't really care about the color while they are learning to cut like the big kids.


Glue and Tape


Elmer's Craft Bond Tacky Glue, 4-Ounce, Clear



Elmers is a well known for it's great adhesives range.

This glue comes in an easy to use bottle and dries clear.

Works great on paper or card, so ideal for any of your card or paper based crafts. 

Doesn't stick fingers together and easy to clean up.

This is a multi-purpose glue and can be used on other surfaces such as fabric, plastic and wood so can be used for lots of other crafts.


Aleene's Tacky Pack



Aleenes is another well known company for it's great adhesives range in the US.

If you do lots of crafting this set of minature bottles is a great buy.

A great set to try different glues from the Aleenes range.  The set includes one bottle of embellishing glue, one bottle of  OK to wash-it and three bottles of the original tacky glue in the iconic gold bottle

The tacky glue works great on paper or card, so ideal for your this project. Doesn't stick fingers together and easy to clean up.

The tacky glue is a multi-purpose glue and can be used on other surfaces such as fabric, plastic and wood so can be used for lots of other crafts.


Double-Sided Adhesive Sticky Tape



This double-sided sticky tape works well for all sorts of paper or card crafts.

The tape measures 27 yards(25m) length by 3/4 inch (18mm) width.

Suitable for paper, card, scrapbooking, embellishments, ribbons and more.

Easy to use and unlike glue you don't have to wait for it to dry. 


Hole Punch


Swingline Comfort Handle 2-Hole Punch, 1/4" Hole Size, 28 Sheets



For most of Mia's craft ideas you only need a basic office style hole punch and this is more than adequate for the job.

The one I use was purchased many years ago and is no longer available.

I have looked through several product pages on amazon and found this one to have some great reviews. If I was to buy another this is the one I would choose.

From reading the reviews I have discovered it will cut through several sheets of paper at once and should have no trouble cutting through thin card.

The measuring bar is fully adjustable.

The cover at the bottom has a non-slip grip and easily removable to empty the paper cuts.

This will be useful for lots of other crafts and office jobs as well.


Paper Punch Hole Puncher -- (3 PACK Circle Maple Leaf Retro Flower)



If you want a bit of variety then this set will give a choice of 3 designs.

These paper punches have some great reviews from several satisfied customers.

This set has a circle, maple leaf and flower design.

Easy for kids to use.

Will cut through thin card.

They have a removable cover to catch the paper cuts.

There are other designs in the range including apple, palm tree, flowers, sun, butterfly, angel, heart, flower, crown, bear, star, ribbon, musical note, snow flake, happy face. 


EK Tools Circle Punch, 0.50-Inch




Here's another single-hole punch that has some great reviews.

Will easily cut through thin card.

Easy to position it exactly where you need it.

Locks closed for storage.

Comes in a variety of sizes.


Ribbon


Red Satin Ribbon with Gold Edges



This festive ribbon would look great and really give the extra finishing touch.

At 3/8" wide by 50yd long you will have plenty left over for other projects.

Double sided, so the colour and gold edge can be seen on both sides.

Other colors and sizes available.


Solid Color Satin Ribbon Asst.



If you want a bit of variety then this assortment will give a choice of 10 different colors.

A good selection of satin ribbon for various crafts.

You should get the colors in the photo not a random selection. 

Each color is 3/8" wide and 5 Yards long.

The rolls are in one long length so you can cut to size.

A great selection for the price.


Embroidery Thread


Iris 36-Pack Embroidery Floss Pack, 8m, Variegated Colors



This pack of 36 embroidery thread has a great selection of colors.

Each skien is variegated to give you extra variety in color.

The skiens are 8.75yd/8m long so you will have plenty left over for other projects.

100% cotton.

Other colors and sizes available.


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