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with Bonnie Zaiss

Learn how to make a paper gift box so that you can present your gifts in an elegant, creative manner. Here's a guide on how to make a paper gift box.See Transcript

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Transcript:Make a Paper Gift Box

Hi, I'm Bonnie Zaiss for About.com. Today we're going to show you how to make a paper gift box.

Cut the Pieces for the Paper Gift Box

This will be a medium-sized gift box, perfect for a scarf or tie. Start off by cutting two sheets of double-sided patterned cardstock, 10 by 10 inches. One sheet will be the top of the box the other will be the bottom. Take the bottom box and trim another 1/16" along one vertical side and one horizontal side so you'll have a nice snug fit when the two pieces are put together.

On both sheets, measure in two inches all the way around to create the sides of the box. Then score all four sides using a score tool or a sturdy plastic knife will do. Trim each corner in towards the center of the box in the same direction all the way around to form flaps.

Assemble the Paper Gift Box

Now use a glue stick on the flaps, and fold scored sides up to form the sides of the box. Do the same with the second sheet: measure in two inches all the way around to create the sides, score all four sides using a score tool or a sturdy plastic knife. Then trim each corner in towards the center of the box in the same direction all the way around to forming the flaps.

Glue the flaps to the adjacent sides. And there you go. You've created a personalized gift box.

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