DIY Corrugated Cardboard Gift Box

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.

"Yes, Please!"

  • Ruler
  • Cutting Surface
  • Corrugated Cardboard, 13 1/2" square and  8 1/2" square
  • Scissors
  • 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!

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