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Cardboard Gift Box Decorating Ideas

Updated on March 3, 2017
Decorated gift box
Decorated gift box | Source

Today, there are so many gift packing materials available that are enticing. Gift wrappers reflecting various themes have also caught their own place in the market. Have you ever thought of decorating your gift box with your own ideas? Here are some easy, inexpensive decorating ideas that can give a distinctive outlook to your gift box.

What do you do with the cardboard box you get when you buy things such as toys, electronic items and other kinds of apparels? Throw away or keep in stock? Cardboard boxes of varying sizes can be used as a gift box after embellishment. Selection of the cardboard of the right size and the kind of decoration that matches your gift matters a lot.

Decorated jewelery gift box
Decorated jewelery gift box | Source

Decorating jewelry gift box

Jewelry gift idea itself is expensive and we treat jewelry as precious. A striking gift box is needed for giving value to this glorious gift. Here's one idea for decorating your invaluable jewelry gift box.

1. Wrap the box with a coloring paper of your choice.

2. Put some simple designs on the top of the box. Decorate the designs using golden or silver threads.

3. Make some flowers out of gilt paper and stick them on the top of the cardboard box.

4. Ribbon wrapping is the end stage of decoration. Here, I’ve curled a small ribbon to stick to a side. Color selection of the ribbon should be in such a way that it goes with the color of the background.

decorated Christmas gift box
decorated Christmas gift box | Source

Decorating Christmas gift box

Christmas gifts are always inviting as they represent a holy occasion. Embellishment of gift boxes is also a part of Christmas decoration. Using glossy decorative materials would reflect the festive air along-with your own creative ideas.

1. Wrap the cardboard box using your desired choice of color.

2. Paint the top of the box with some floral designs or that of some holy pictures. Painting Santa is a traditional way of decoration.

3. Cut small, thin pencil-like papers from gilt paper and then tie together to look like a ball.

4. Stick the ball to a side of the box. Wrapping organza ribbon instead of this also would be a nice idea.

decorated birthday gift box
decorated birthday gift box | Source

Decorating birthday gift box

Like birthday gift ideas, decorating ideas for the birthday gift box are many. Children get excited to see various colorful, artistically decorated gift boxes. Using different variety of materials, you can make countless birthday gift boxes of your own. Artificial rose flowers, ribbons, stickers and cut-work materials are some dazzling ways of decorating your gift box. Here I’ve used thermocol balls for adorning this kids’ birthday gift box. Four butterflies on the corner and a rose flower on the center forms the entire design.

1. Wrap the cardboard box with light, sober colored papers.

2. Make designs of your choice that may be interesting for the birthday child, according to his age and taste.

3. Stick thermocol balls as an outline and wrap ribbon.

Cardboard is a fine medium for making any shapes and designs. Many educational project works of children are accomplished with the help of cardboard. Recycling cardboard can bring out numerous creative handicrafts and articles attractive to the eye.

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