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How to make a gift box out of a greeting card
I love making gifts for my friends and family. Most of the time I try to make the bags and boxes I put the gifts in, too. These little gift boxes are made out of greeting cards and are the perfect size for trinkets like earrings and bracelets. There's nothing quite like a hand-crafted gift, and making the gift box as well just makes it even more personal. Here are step-by-step instructions for greeting card gift boxes. Make some today!
Step 1: Choose a colorful greeting card.
Step 2: Cut card in half at the fold.
Step 3: Take the half that will be the bottom and mark off 1/16th of an inch on one short side and one long side. Cut and trim. This is necessary so that the top will fit. I like this size because the lid will be snug, but you can cut a smidge more if you'd like a looser fit.
Step 4: Measure 1 inch from the edge on each half and mark all around. I use pencil, but you could just score it all around to avoid marks.
Step 5: Fold on lines and crease with bone folder. I don't have a bone folder, so I just use the end of my scissors. Don't crease on the decorative side of the card, but on the inside.
Step 6: Cut the two lines on short side just to the 1-inch mark.
Step 7: Pull in the two tabs and tape. One piece on each tab will do it.
Step 8: On the outside of the box, tape down edges all around so they will be smooth.
Step 9: If desired, cover the writing on inside of box with paper or card stock.
Step 10: Make or buy something awesome, put in box and make someone happy!