Have any corrugated cardboard? Make these craft corrugated cardboard gift boxes!
Mike's work was getting rid of unused office supplies. So he called and asked if I wanted the cardboard to craft with.
- Cutting Surface
- Corrugated Cardboard, 13 1/2" square and 8 1/2" square
- Box Cutter
- Craft Glue (I used Elmer's)
- Ribbon, paint and artificial flowers (optional)
Lightly score (not cut) the square into thirds, then score into thirds again. This will give you 9 - 4 1/2 squares.
In the top corner squares, score a line 1 inch above the original score line.
In the bottom corner squares, score a line 1 inch below the original score line.
Cut on pink lines:
It should look like this:
Carefully tear off the corrugation from each 1-inch wide rectangle:
Cut the corners off each 1-inch wide rectangle tab:
Fold all scored lines. The corrugated side of the cardboard should be on the outside.
Put a thin layer of glue all over the tabs and hold against the corresponding sides, like so:
Hold the glued sides in place with your hands for a couple minutes until the glue sets.
Make the cover:
Cut an 8 1/2 inch square. Score 1 3/4" in from each edge. Remove the corrugation from the corners. Snip one side each corner tab. Fold all scored lines and glue the tabs into place
Decorate box as desired. I sponge-painted the corrugation and glued flowers to the top!
I'm going to find wreath picks and decorate some boxes for Christmas presents!