You bought or made some really great gifts and can’t wait to see the surprised and happy faces of your loved one when they unwrap them. But before being able to unpack them, your gifts need to be packaged nicely beforehand. This is a challenge, especially with things that weren’t delivered or sold in a box, and if you just don’t have the talent to fold and glue wrapping paper nicely, you need an easy alternative. We have just the thing for you – templates and craft instructions for a DIY Christmas gift box in which you can store small items. Have fun crafting!
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DIY pyramid box with a printable template
Do you find the classic rectangular or square models a bit boring? Or is the gift to be wrapped a bit taller and wouldn’t fit in such a box? Pyramid shaped boxes are the solution! And with our templates, crafting a Christmas gift box will be a piece of cake!
Print out the template on paper of any color and cut out the shape. If you want to make your box out of thicker cardstock that printers won’t accept, you can print the shape on plain paper, cut it out, and then trace the outlines onto the cardstock you’ve chosen. Then fold the shape in the designated areas, using a ruler to get straight folds.
Then punch holes in the tops of the four sides and thread string through to tie. Alternatively, you could apply glue to the tabs and tape them together to seal the Christmas gift box.
Christmas Gift Box – Pyramid Shaped Theme Templates
You’ll find a colored version above, in case you have a color printer, and below is a black-and-white template that you can print out, cut out and then use as a template for paper or cardboard of your choice. If you choose the second option, you can also use the motifs that we offer. These can also be cut out and then glued to the sides of the pyramid. Or maybe you can find another use for them.
Fold all the sides along the dotted line in one and the same direction, for example, by placing the paper in front of you with the pretty side facing up and then folding everything down/inwards. Apply the glue to the outer surfaces of the flaps so that they can then stick inside the triangular sides.
Classic rectangular box
This box is super easy to make and you proceed in the same way as with the pyramid. Print out the colored model or white template to transfer to any paper.
DIY Christmas gift box with practical templates
Decorate gift packaging with festive elements
DIY cube shaped Christmas gift box
The cube shape of gift boxes can also be used universally, as it offers space for a variety of gift shapes. You already know what follows: Simply print out and/or transfer and fold and glue together at the designated places. Easy as pie and perfect for a last minute project!
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Festive elements for gift tags or to decorate the box
Cool box with handle for Christmas gifts
No matter which Christmas gift box you make, the most practical thing about them is that they can be used over and over again as long as you don’t glue them completely shut. This makes the Christmas box more sustainable than conventional wrapping paper, for example, and a good alternative to store-bought gift bags, which are not always available in a small enough size. And with this model you get handles that give the package an even more interesting look.
Gift box ideas and additional decoration