Christmas Crafts: Gift Box


To make this gift box, you will need a pencil, tracing paper, scissors, colored paper or wrapping paper, lightweight cardboard, crayons, glue or tape, and any other decorations you’d like to use.

  1. 1.

    Trace the pattern and cut it out. Then trace it on the colored paper or the wrapping paper. Mount the colored paper or the wrapping paper onto lightweight cardboard, and cut out the gift box.

  2. 2.

    Draw a picture on one side of the box or decorate it to look like a Christmas tree with lace, ribbons, stickers, or other decorations.

  3. 3.

    Fold on the broken lines, and cut a slit at Slot A.

  4. 4.

    Tape or glue the outside of Tabs 1, 2, 3, and 4 to the inside of your gift box (see illustration).

Making a box(click to view larger)

Illustrations by Randall J. Pixton

5. Fill the box with small gifts or treats. Then close by slipping Tab A into Slot A.

Fill the box