Gift box

Celebrations, events and occasions for presenting small tokens in the form of surprises or gifts are always enough on the calendar, but I want to make this process special, not trivial, along with a souvenir it is always pleasant to share a piece of your warmth.
A gift for the eighth of March or Christmas, or maybe a pretty bauble on a beautiful morning or romantic evening just for no reason can easily fit into a box “in five minutes,” for the manufacturing process which requires a minimum of effort, time and materials.
Tools and materials at hand:
Tools and materials at hand

- Stationery scissors;
- simple pencil;
- 5 minutes of time, a little zeal, positive mood;
wrapping paper square

If we have stocked up with everything necessary for making a box, then we can safely proceed to the creative process - turning paper into a box “in five minutes”.
Initially we cut a square from wrapping paper. The sizes are set depending on the required size of the box. In our situation, the size of the cap is 19 * 19 cm.The total size of the box "for five minutes" is 6 * 6cm.
how square is cut

we bend all corners of the square

After the square is cut, gently bend the corners to the center as shown in the photo below.
we bend all corners of the square

Along the way we bend all corners of the square to the center, repeating one by one actions, as in the photo below.
make two cuts

After bending, we make two cuts as in the photo. Please note that the cuts are not made to the very middle. Be careful.
make two cuts

Our lid from the box is ready, now we will put everything step by step, follow the process in the photo:
step by step

step by step

fold box

box ready

So, the lid from the box is ready, now we turn to making the bottom - the bottom of the box, we took plain white paper for the bottom. We are also doing everything in stages, we are only setting the dimensions smaller by 3-5 mm, in this case it is 18.6 * 18.6 mm.
go to making the bottom

the box is ready

Useful advice from the author: the production of the box is planned without glue, but in the case with the box in the photo, the corners and edges were fastened with glue for better strength. With self-made boxes, you will understand whether you need to glue the corners or not. The main thing is not afraid to try and experiment, the creative process is endless and beautiful, enjoy.
Decorate the received box can be a ribbon or braid, tying a bow or knot.
gift box

The box “in five minutes” is ready, do not forget to fill it with your favorite sweets, put a small souvenir or a lovely trinket there. The main thing is that together with the gift, the person for whom the box is intended, will receive a piece of your soul and warmth!
Do wonders with your own hands, all the best!
DIY gift box

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