Cutting and Folding a Paper Box
(04 Mar 2013)

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Cutting and Folding a Paper Box

Fun project to do using a stiff sheet of scrapbooking paper. We show you how to cut and fold a cute box to be used as a gift box. 

You will need

  • Box template
  • Scrapbooking paper or other firm paper
  • Matching ribbon
  • Bone folder
  • Hole punch and hammer
  • Paper glue or double-sided tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors


To make

1 Copy the box template and cut it out. Trace the template onto your pretty paper, on the side that will be facing inwards. Include the fold lines.

2 Cut the pattern out neatly – take care not to cut off the incorrect sections.

3 Punch the holes for the ribbon.

4 Trace over the fold lines with your bone folder. Use your ruler for neatness.

5 Fold on the fold lines. Make the fold sharp using your bone folder.

6 Apply glue or double-sided tape to the flaps as indicated and stick them to the facing side. Fold the box’s base closed.

7 Turn the box right side up and press the flaps to straighten. Place your gift inside, close the box and thread ribbon through the holes to keep it closed.

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