Picture this — it’s a special occasion, like a birthday or Christmas, and you’re opening a present. Instead of a gaudy, multicolored box like the ones you saw in the store, you’d prefer something a bit more personal, customized. It’s lovely to unwrap a gift secured in something other than flimsy, ugly wrapping paper.

Making your own gift bags or box doesn’t mean giving up and using brown paper bags, either. If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry. We’re here to help!

Keep reading for fun and even creative ways to make your own homemade gift box.

Box Basics: What You’ll Need

Making your own gift box at home is a great way to personalize a gift for a loved one. You’ll need a box cutter, a ruler, scissors, and tape, a shoe box, a cereal box, or even a recycled box from something you’ve bought recently. Just make sure the box is sturdy enough to hold your gifts.

Next, you will need some wrapping paper. You can also find a box template online or make your own. Finally, you will need some ribbon, string, or twine to tie up your box. With these supplies, you can tailor the size and shape of your box to perfectly fit the gift you’re giving.

Decorating Your Gift Box

Making your own box at home is a fun and easy project that anyone can do. These simple steps will help you create a unique and personal box for any occasion.

Start with a piece of cardboard that is twice the size of the gift you want to put inside. Fold the cardboard in half and then fold it in half again.

Cut out a template for the lid and bottom of your box. Trace the template onto the cardboard and then cut it out.

To make the bottom of the box, cut four tabs into the sides of the bottom piece. Fold up the tabs and then glue or tape them together. 

For the lid, cut four tabs into the sides of the top piece. Fold up the tabs and then glue or tape them together.

Decorate your box however you like! You can paint it, wrap it in paper, or use decorative materials to decorate the outside of the box. Tie a ribbon around it, or add stickers or other embellishments. Be creative and have fun! 

Filling Your Box with Gifts

One way to show your loved ones how much you care is by making them a personalized gift box. Some ideas for what to put in your box are a photo collage of you and the person you are gifting, a handwritten note expressing your gratitude or love, tickets to a show or an event you know they would enjoy, a small piece of jewelry, their favorite candy or food or personalized gift boxes from this link is sure to make any occasion memorable.

Say it With a Gift

If you’re looking for a creative way to give a gift, try making your own gift box at home. If you’re up for it, you can even create separate gift boxes for men and women. It’s easy to do, and you can personalize it to fit any occasion.

All you need is a few supplies and a little bit of time. So why not give it a try? You might be surprised at how much fun it is.

Now that you know how to make your personalized box be sure to check out the rest of our site for more packing tips and ideas.