Feb 12 2012

Tutorial – Making a Gift Box for Quilling

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In an earlier post, I shared how I package my quilled ornaments in a little handmade gift box for craft shows.  I gave general information and some tips, but have been asked to provide detailed instructions on how they are made.  I created a tutorial in case you would like to know, too. 

 

Box Bottom

1.  Cut a 5” x 5” square from heavy scrapbook paper or card stock.

 

2.  Score the box 1” from each side (inside square of box will be 3” x 3”).  Fold sides up at score lines and flatten back down.

 

3.  Following the score line, cut 1” slits on two opposite sides of the square.

box bottom

4.  To make a nicer box corner, cut a small notch in each corner.

cut corner notch

5.  Fold up the box sides and glue the 1” tabs on the inside.  You could also use double-sided tape or a tape runner, but I found that the glue held the sides together better.

inside box bottom

 

Box Lid

The construction of the box lid is the same as for the bottom, but you will want to adjust your measurements so that:  (1) the inside square is slightly larger than the bottom so the two box halves fit easily together, and (2) the sides of the lid are shorter than the sides of the bottom to make the box easier to open.

 

1.  Cut a 4-3/4” x 4-3/4” square from heavy scrapbook paper or card stock.

 

2.  Score the box 13/16” from each side (inside square of box will be 3-1/8” x 3-1/8”).  Fold sides up at score lines and flatten back down.

 

3.  Following the score line, cut 13/16” slits on two opposite sides of the square; notch corners.  Fold up the box sides and glue the tabs on the inside. 

 

Finishing

quilled ornament in a boxThat’s all there is to it.  Just put your 3” x 3” square of batting into the bottom and you are good to go.  As I mentioned in the previous post, I open the box so that the quilling can be seen and place the whole thing it into a clear sleeve.

 

The easiest way to make the box a little more special is to use two different coordinating papers for the box lid and bottom (this is what I do). 

 

If you wanted a really fancy box, you could decorate the lid by:  cutting the box lid square using decorative scissors so that the top had a pretty decorative edge, embossing just the sides while they are still flat before gluing the tabs, gluing decorative ribbon around the sides, making the sides even shorter and gluing a pretty ruffled lace around the edges, adding decorative stitching, etc.  You are only limited by your imagination!

 

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4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Tutorial – Making a Gift Box for Quilling”

  1. annon 13 Feb 2012 at 1:03 am

    thanks for sharing the tutorial. It looks great. A very nice way to present your quilled pieces

  2. Lisa Mon 17 Feb 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Thanks. I really liked how your boxes drew the attention to your quilling. I’ll add this to my to do list for the fall shows. Great tut. 🙂

  3. Anne S.on 03 Jul 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Thank you for the tutorial. I just recently bought the MS score board and now I can make pretty boxes.

  4. Charlotteon 04 Jul 2012 at 10:59 am

    Hi, Anne,

    I’m so glad you found my tutorial. I resisted purchasing a scoring board at first because I wasn’t sure how often I would use it, but when the Michaels coupon could finally be used for MS products, I went for it. I now use mine all of the time.

    Happy Quilling!
    Charlotte

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