2011 Christmas Printable Series – Print and Fold Gift Boxes.

December 12, 2011

2011 christmas printables series

I think I am done with my Christmas shopping…. hopefully… maybe.

We still have a few hand made gifts to finish off but I don’t think I need to go near another shopping centre (well except for food) till after Christmas.

So now that the gift are all organised I need to wrap them. This year we have a few small, odd shaped gifts that aren’t suited to wrapping paper, so I have taught my girls to fold origami gift boxes.

free printable christmas gift box template

These little boxes are easy to fold and can be made out of almost any paper or card. They look lovely folded from an interesting page in a magazine, or using a printed photograph, or a piece of the kids’ artwork. Just remember that the bottom of your box needs be slightly smaller than the top to fit!

I’ve also designed a printable template to make folding these boxes even easier.

This free printable gift box set includes a template for the top and bottom of the box, and three different design for the top and matching three solid colours for the bottoms of the box.

You can download the zip file with the box templates and top and bottom designs here. Then all you need to do is download and open the zip file (just double click on a pc or these instructions may help if you use a mac). Print the template for the top of the box (topback), then turn it over, choose a design for the top of your box and print that on the other side. Follow the same steps for the bottom of your box, cut out the squares and you are ready to fold.

printable gift box - how to fold

Hopefully my instructions make sense. If not you can find similar instructions here, or here.

Happy Folding!

christmas gift boxes to print and fold

There is only one more Monday before Christmas! (arrghhh!) That means only one more set of Christmas printables for the year. Next weeks printables will be gift tags to help you get that wrapping done. Follow me via facebook, or subscribe via rss to make sure you don’t miss them.

Be sure to check out the previous weeks printables if you haven’t already – Christmas Postcard Template, Christmas Letter Writing Set and last week’s Christmas labels.

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Yvette P December 12, 2011 at 5:58 pm

love it!!! Use to make these when I was a lil squirt!
Totally forgot how to do it!! :)
All I can make these days is origami boats..

Got a few small gifts I can use these boxes for – for the great grandparents – will get a photo printed out of the lil squirts and use that!! Thank you again!!

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tahlia - the parenting files December 12, 2011 at 7:53 pm

these are great! And who said they had to just be used for christmas goodies??? xx

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CreativeBusyHand December 13, 2011 at 12:52 am

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Dec. 12, 2011. Thanks again.

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Brooke December 13, 2011 at 8:21 am

Many years ago my brother was the master of these folded boxes. I wonder if he still remembers how to make them.

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Dorothy @ Singular Insanity December 13, 2011 at 2:50 pm

You constantly amaze me with your creativity, Kate…. This will definitely keep my boys busy for a little while…

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Kristyn December 14, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Just made this yay! Thank you!

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Cybele @ BlahBlah December 2, 2012 at 9:04 am

I am definitely giving these a go x

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Jen December 19, 2012 at 9:38 pm

How fantastic! I’ve got a couple of little gifts that need boxes and I never thought of making my own, thank you so much.

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annie February 27, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Oh my This is so awesome bless u bless bless u for posting this !!

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AnnaMarie March 8, 2014 at 1:29 am

Thanks for this !! I’ve just followed your instructions with some draft paper, and I did make a little box :) Now I’m ready to use better paper for giftwrapping! :)
PS: That’s the perfect wrapping for homemade jewellery, thank you thank you thank you!

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