Gifts are not just shared as a formality but they bring happiness, love, and care with them. They help in developing a meaningful and everlasting relationship between the people. Is not it stressing and hard to find the right present in the first place, then choosing perfect gift boxes to pack them? What a struggle and to top it with the cherry it becomes more difficult to find the perfect fitting box when you are dealing with small and intricate items such as jewellery.
Well, it is not a problem if you start a little earlier and have a lot of cards.
Yes right. No doubt there are custom printed gift boxes that are unique in shapes, sizes, and designs but we are going to do DIY boxes with old greeting cards. These boxes may be tiny but they hold a very close and sentimental place in people’s hearts as they are handmade, filled with love and care, recycled, and sustainable.
Finding the right box for your smaller products is not an issue anymore. Whether you have started a new job, moved to your own house, had a birthday, graduated, or just had an engagement or wedding, there are chances that around the holiday season you have mountains of card lying in your closet.
It is time to get them out, have a good look at them, cherish them, recall all the good moments attached to that time, and cut them.
Here are the things that you will need for DIY cards;
- Greeting cards
This process is as simple and precise as the supplies. You are just a few steps away from creating those amazing tiny encasements.
Let’s start with the top of the box.
- Lay your card flat on a clean surface.
- Take your ruler and draw a very accurate square on the card.
Tip: Big the card, bigger the boxes.
- Make an X across that square by connecting the opposite corners with the pencil.
- Cut out the square and place the card on the surface, corner of the card facing towards you.
- Fold the corner that is closest to you into the centre. Make sure that tip of your corner meets exactly where the X meets.
- Repeat step 5 with the corner opposite to the folded corner.
- Fold each folded corner piece towards the centre. This time the outside edge must meet with the line you see in the centre.
- Open the folded pieces and rotate the paper to do steps 5, 6, 7 the same with other two corners.
- Opening the square, you will notice that you have created a grid-like folding pattern.
Insight: The most inner square with no folding creases is going to be the top of your box.
- Using your pencil, mark these four inner corners with a dot.
- Having corner facing towards you, draw a line from the dots towards you on the folded marks. Do the same with the upper two dots drawing lines towards the edges of the paper.
- Cut along the lines making, sure to stop at the dot.
- Fold the left and right corners of the cut towards the centre of the paper.
- Fold outer side edges to make walls.
- With the side walls standing, gently fold the ends inward to form perpendicular walls.
- Fold all the flat sections around the small walls. The pointed corners of the paper must meet in the centre once the box is complete.
- To secure the loose ends use double-sided tape under the folding.
Time for the Bottom of the Box!
- Cut the square that is ¼ inch shorter in length than the square that you have used for the top of the box.
- Follow steps 3 to 17 used to make the top of the box.
Here is your box ready to make their way out to the world.
To make them more personalized and captivating here are some really gorgeous ideas to adorn them.
- Cut-out letters
- Cut-out patterns
- Handwritten patterns
- Custom stickers
- Over-sized fabric flowers
- Paper flowers
- Confetti pop
There is no limitation or restrictions. Be imaginative and creative with the ideas and follow your instinct. These boxes are not only strong but will win hearts of people in first glance. If you are planning to get a bigger amount of boxes, then go for Custom Gift Boxes Wholesale as they are trendy, stylish, and can be customized in the way you like.