I’d like to show and describe an easy way of creation an original paper gift casket. You remember the great impression of a gift is always into its presentation and design.
To Create a Paper Masterpiece by Own Hands You’ll Take:
- line & pencil
- glue stick
The Home Manufacturing of Souvenir Paper Boxes
The 1st stage is a production of a box lid
I’ve taken a common paper sheet and print on it a desired pattern. A scrap paper also is OK. The initial dimension of blank is 18 × 18 cm.
Take your ruler and pencil, rough out two crossed lines on a sheet of a paper by diagonals from corner to another one corner.
Than sheet corners fold down right clearly to the middle point of the paper sheet.
Do the same things with another corner of the sheet, creasing its edges.
Now 2 corners, e.g. right and left, folded back. The other corners of the paper sheet have to be folded into their halves, in parallel way with the central line, as the photo shows.
Make again the same with 2 other corners.
You’ve got, in result, a template, the same as picture shows.
Use cuts at our workpiece.
And let’s fold our paper template.
Two corners you have to fold to the course to the middle point. To do it easily and to have it little stronger, producing a box cover, we smeared the lid edges by glue.
Then do everything as is demonstrated in the photograph, remember to use a glue for the corners.
Now we have created a nice lid for the souvenir box!
The 2nd stage is a manufacturing of a box itself.
We need a basis to complete a souvenir box. Use in the work same principle to produce the basis of boxes. To have well closed casket, the dimensions of paper used for a basis has to have measurements in 5 mm less than each of sides of the sheet for the box lid. For example, if the paper for a lid had sizes 18 × 18 cm, the dimensions of width and length for the base sheet, respectively, are 17,5 × 17,5 sm.
We’re doing all the same with the casket basis folding its edges the same lines as its lid.
Here you are in result.
Such box is an original package for gift. You may do it with any size you’d like, and more importantly to have in memory that dimensions of the paper for a basis of the gift casket is slightly less.
I‘ve taken this box to put into a small handmade soap. Plus adorned it by ribbon and tag with notes of the soap properties. You may use decoration in any way you’d like. Flowers, beads, bows, leaves, etc.
Have a fun with your original creations!