Check out these great DIY gift boxes that you can make for birthdays, parties, showers, Christmas or any other special celebration. These use a variety of materials and lots of free printable templates available.
I don’t know about you, but I’m one of those people that thinks that – on occasion – the packaging can be part of the gift. You know what I’m talking about, right?
The Christmas gift that comes in the little box shaped like a gingerbread man. The birthday treats in a special container with confetti in the little clear window. I guess sometimes I’m like a little kid that enjoys playing with the box more than what’s in it!
I didn’t always feel this way. I used to be the worst gift wrapper on the planet. Just ask my mother! I had a lot to work on in terms of presentation. It wasn’t until I realized that you could make the gift box or bag a craft in itself that I got more excited about delivering my gifts in handmade vessels that make an impact.
Which brings me to these DIY gift boxes. When you’re giving smaller items for birthdays or the holidays, gift boxes are a must! Jewelry, keychains, mugs, candles . . . there’s a ton of stuff that is either small or a strange size that goes really well in a box.
And while you’re giving someone a present, why not go ahead and make the container something special too? I’ve got a variety of DIY gift boxes for you to check out – ranging from simple to a little bit more elaborate (gingerbread house!). But all of them are easy. And all of them add a special touch to what is likely an already amazing gift.
Scroll down to get tons of ideas for making a gift box. Then after you’ve seen the options, let me know what you think in the comments. Enjoy!
DIY Gift Boxes
Every occasion is a perfect time to give someone you love something special. Why not make your gift that much more memorable by including an extra touch? Make one of these DIY gift boxes to give your recipient something special!
You might be looking at this little birthday gift box and thinking, "I have no time to make that!" Yes you do - it's way easier than it looks! You'll need a glue gun and some tissue paper. This is a very fun craft!
While these were originally made for party favors, they would work perfectly for smaller gifts! These simple and cute DIY gift boxes are so easy to make – and use a supply that you already have in your house!
Want to create your own flower tab paper gift box out of pretty scrapbook paper and add a handmade touch to your next Mother’s Day gift or party favor? Get the easy, breezy tutorial and access to the FREE printable download!
This simple DIY gift box leaves room for your creativity because you can personalize it with your own patterns and make the boxes double sided! You'll love the double-sided touch because it is SO easy to do.
Take some cues from the soft textures and subtle hues of springtime and package up gifts for your next event using this wrapping technique. Mismatched florals and tidy knots create a look that is feminine, tailored, and oh-so-sweet.
Acetate is a very cool material to make gift boxes out of, especially if you have a Cricut! These gift boxes make great wedding favors, table setting gifts, party favors or just a quick gift filled with candy.
This is another way to decorate a larger gift box for sending as a get well package! Learn how to make a fabulous care package for a friend or family member that is sick or had surgery. Fill it with items they love!
Learn how to make an explosion box: a unique personalized gift that bursts open with photos and memories as soon as you open it! On the very inside is a small gift box. Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, prom-posals and even engagements could be celebrated with an explosion box.
To celebrate back to school, here are some colorful pencil favor boxes and tiny cute eraser boxes to print that are perfect for teacher gifts or back to school party decorations. Remember those lovely two tone parallelogram erasers? Classics!
North woods items are quite popular, but they really seem to flourish at Christmastime. Learn how to paint this design on a gift box - you could also use this idea on other items such as an ornament or a gift bag, or even a wall plaque.
Gingerbread houses are a holiday classic, but this craft changes them up a bit! This tutorial combines the fun of decorating a gingerbread house with the joy of giving gifts (and it will last much longer than a real gingerbread house)!
These adorable gift boxes for Christmas capture the magic of elf villages seen in Christmas movies. They make perfect Secret Santa presents, stocking stuffers, and even cookie holders. Get your free printable at the post.