Charlie’s Advent Calendar: DAY  18 – DIY GIFT BOXES


Making a gift box might seem a bit much, when you can step out buy one pretty much anywhere.

But there is something with making things by yourself, and giving away things you have made yourself.

I made these out of thick paper and wallpaper (I committed a felony and stole some from my boyfriends company’s warehouse…)


To make these gift boxes you’ll need :

  • Paper a bit thicker than your normal A4 sheet
  • Colored paper or wall paper
  • Glue



  1. Cut a 20x 20 cm (8×8 inches) square
  2. on two opposite sides, make two incisions, 5 cm (2 inches) from the edge of the paper and make it 6 (2.3 inches) cm long.
  3. Fold up the sides of the box and glue it together, fold down the sides so that the box looks nicely and even



  1. Make a similar box but with sides a bit shorter for the lid.
  2.  And it’s done. Not hard at all making a gift box yourself.



Charlie xx

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