Paper Backpack Gift Box Tutorial 🍎 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!

Click the image below to watch the video tutorial:



  • 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 templates (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

βœ” 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 πŸ™‚

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2 thoughts on “Paper Backpack Gift Box Tutorial 🍎 Teacher Gift Idea

  1. Cool! I would give it to my Grandpa who’s retired and say, “Betcha miss going to work every day?!, HUH”

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