Paper Backpack Gift Box Tutorial ๐ŸŽ Teacher Gift Idea

Hi everyone! In this week’s video tutorial, we’re creating a cute miniature paper backpack that doubles as a gift box/treat box! I think these would make such fun diy teacher gifts! Candy, jewelry or other small objects would fit perfectly in this box.

I don’t know about you, but I love anything miniature – and these mini backpacks are so so cute! You won’t want to fill these too full or you may have trouble getting the box closed, but these can hold quite a bit!

Materials:

  • Card stock – it’s best to use heavier paper such as card stock for the box portion and buckles, and lighter weight paper, such as scrapbook paper or construction paper, for the top flap and accent pieces. I used four colors of paper total.
  • Score tool – I used this one from EK Tools, but you can even use a pen that no longer writes.
  • Glue or adhesive – I like to use hot glue because it has a quick, strong hold
  • X-Acto Knife or other craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

 

Click below for each of the paper backpack templatesย (you will need all of these to complete the box, and I’ve separated them out to print on different colors of paper):

Backpack Box

Backpack Accent Pieces

Backpack Straps

Backpack Buckles

 

โœ” SVG cut file of this project available here in my Etsy shop

 

Let me know if you have any questions, and I’d love to hear what you think ๐Ÿ™‚

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Tie Shaped Paper Gift Box Tutorial for Father’s Day!

 

Hi everyone! In my latest video tutorial, we’re creating a tie shaped box out of paper! Fill it with candy or small gifts and it makes a great DIY Father’s Day gift, but it would also work for other occasions like birthdays, of course!

 

Materials:

  • Card stock or other heavy weight paper
  • Score tool or a pen that doesn’t write
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil (if tracing around patterns)

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Tie box pattern 1/2

Tie box_pattern 2/2

 

SVG cut file of this project available for purchase here on Etsy!

 

Let me know if you have any questions ๐Ÿ™‚

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3D Paper Purse Tutorial for Mother’s Day

 

Hi everyone! In my latest video tutorial, I’m back with another 3D paper project! This time it’s a paper purse for Mother’s Day (but could also be a great gift for other occasions such as birthdays, or as a party favor for showers, etc).

Click the image below to watch:

 

 

These mini purses are really cute and are pretty simple and quick to make! They are the perfect size to hold small gifts, candy, or things like nail polish!

Materials:

  • Card stock paperย (thicker paper works much better for this) – I used gold foil paper from Michaels for the buckles to make them more realistic
  • Hot glue or other strong adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Paper purse template 1/2

Paper purse template 2/2

 

SVG cut file now available for purchase here!

 

Let me know if you have any questions ๐Ÿ™‚

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3D Paper Tea Cup For Mother’s Day!

 

 

Hi everyone! I’ve been really loving three dimensional paper projects lately, and in this new tutorial, I’m back with another one – a paper tea cup for Mother’s day! (or any other occasion!) These are so cute and an especially fun gift for anyone who loves tea. In the video, I filled mine with tea packages but the tea cup could hold candy or small gifts also!

Click the image below to watch the video:

 

Materials:

  • Card stock (heavier weight paper should be used for this, it will make it much stronger)
  • Glue (I used a glue gun, but other adhesives such as Tacky glue or a glue stick should work)
  • Ribbon (works best if it’s 1/8″ width or thinner)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Paper Tea Cup 1/2

Paper Tea Cup 2/2

 

SVG cut file of this project now available for purchase here in my Etsy store!

 

Check out the rest of my paper crafts here and my Mother’s Day projects here!

 

If you have any questions, feel free to comment below ๐Ÿ™‚

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Easter Bunny Treat Box Tutorial

 

Hi everyone! There’s only a few days left until Easter! In this week’s video tutorial, we’re creating a paper easter bunny box that you can put treats, candy or small gifts in!

 

 

The glitter adds such a fun, sparkly touch to these! This is an easy and simple project, great if you need to make something when you don’t have a ton of time left.

 

Click here to view and print the patterns:

Bunny box pattern

 

Materials:

  • Card stock (heavier weight paper is definitely best for this!)
  • Glue (I used hot glue)
  • Glitter in pink and bronze
  • School glue (I used Elmer’s glue)
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil

 

For those of you with a Cricut or other cutting machine, an SVG file of this box is available for purchase here!

 

Happy Easter!

 

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Paper Cross Gift Box Tutorial

Hi everyone! Easter is quickly approaching, and with that in mind, I thought I’d bring you another Easter gift box idea in this week’s video tutorial! This one is geared more toward those who would like to celebrate the holiday in a less secular, more Christ-centered way. These gift boxes/treat boxes are shaped like a cross and would also be a great gift for things like baptisms, blessings, first communions and confirmations, in addition to Easter!

Materials:

  • Card stock or other heavy paper – this project works best with paper that is not thin
  • A scoring tool, I use this one but you can also use a pen that no longer writes
  • Hot glue – use whatever adhesive you’d like, but hot glue works very well for this
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Tape
  • Printer

Click here to view and print the patterns:

Cross box 1/3

Cross box 2/3

Cross box 3/3

Patterns 1 & 2 require a small amount of assembly – just match up the As, Bs, and Cs and tape the edges together.

Have a Cricut or other cutting machine? An SVG file of this project is available for purchase here!

Happy Easter!

Let me know if you have any questions ๐Ÿ™‚

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Geometric Paper Heart Box Tutorial

Hi everyone! In this week’s tutorial, we’re creating an easy geometric heart shaped box!

 

 

Last year’sย Paper Heart Gift Boxย has been one of my most popular tutorials, so this year I’m back with another paper heart shaped box! This one is much easier and quicker to make, so if you didn’t feel the other one was right for you, this may be a better fit.

 

Materials:

  • Card stock or other paper that has some weight to it
  • Scoring tool or an old pen that doesn’t write
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Printer
  • Pencil

 

Click here to view & print the pattern:

Geometric Heart Box Pattern 1/2

Geometric Heart Box Pattern 2/2

 

 

Have a Cricut or other cutting machine? SVG cut file for this project is available for purchase here!

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Let me know if you have any questions ๐Ÿ™‚

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Interlocking Christmas Tree Paper Gift Box Tutorial

Christmas Tree Gift Box

Christmas Tree Gift Box

In this week’s video tutorial, we’re creating a paper interlocking christmas tree gift box!

 

I’ve been seeing cool gift boxes with interlocking closures on Pinterest, and I came up the idea to make one with a Christmas tree!

Difficulty: Easy (but it takes a little practice to easily open and close the box)

Time needed: ~20 minutes

Materials:

  • Card stock or other paper with some thickness to it (you can make this with thinner paper, it just works much better with thicker paper)
  • Some sort of scoring tool, I use this one
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Hot glue (I always prefer hot glue for these kind of things because it holds strong and fast, but feel free to try other types of glue)

 

Click here to view and print the patterns:

Christmas Tree Box 1/2

Christmas Tree Box 2/2

 

Have a cutting machine, such as a Cricut? SVG file for this project now available for purchase here!

 

Merry Christmas!

Let me know if you have questions ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Paper Pencil Gift Box Tutorial

In this week’s video tutorial, we’re making a pencil shaped gift box out of paper!

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~45 minutes

Materials:

  • card stock or construction paper in your colors of choice (paper that is heavier than regular paper is best for this!) I used yellow, cream, pink and silver glitter.
  • acrylic paint in the lead color
  • paintbrush
  • black marker such as a Sharpie (optional)
  • glue (I use and recommend hot glue, at least for the base of the box)
  • tool to score with, I use a Cricut scoring stylus
  • scissors
  • pencil

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Paper Pencil Box

Paper Pencil Box Lid

Paper Pencil Box Decor

 

Let me know if you have questions ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Paper Birthday Cake Slice Gift Box

In this week’s video tutorial, we’re creating this birthday cake slice box out of paper!

 

This box is so cute and is the perfect size to fill with treats, such as candy, or other small gifts.

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~30 minutes

Materials:

  • Card stock paper (this project works best with paper that has a little thickness) in multiple colors (I used cream colored paper for the cake part of the box, pink for the frosting, and pink sprinkle paper for the top and back)
  • crepe paper for the frosting on the edge, I use this kind in white
  • paper straws (for the candles)
  • glue (I prefer hot glue for this because it holds fast and strong)
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • a tool to score with, I use this one

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Birthday cake slice box 1

Birthday cake slice box 2

 

Have a cutting machine? The SVG cut file for this project is available for purchaseย here

 

Let me know if you have any questions ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

 

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