Easy DIY: Making a Gift Box

If you are like me and you are still Christmas Shopping and definitely still wrapping then you might have come across the same situation…

Have you ever wondered if there’s more to a box lid than just being, well, a lid? We’re about to unveil a delightful secret—transforming that seemingly mundane box lid into a whole new gift-giving opportunity! Get ready for the GIFT  BOX Trick—a crafty maneuver that’ll have you converting lids into adorable smaller gift boxes in no time.

So, grab your box lid, wrapping paper, your favorite scissors, and let’s dive into this crafty adventure together!

The GIFT BOX Trick Unveiled

You’ve finished wrapping your main gift, and there it is—the box lid, waiting for a new purpose. Here’s where the magic begins. Instead of letting it gather dust, let’s transform it into a charming secondary gift box! All you need are a few basic materials and a sprinkle of creativity.

Step-by-Step Guide

Gather Your Materials:

Grab your gift box lid —Ensure you have scissors, tape, and the box lid ready for this exciting transformation.

Measure and Fold:

Place the box lid upside down on a flat surface.

Fold and Secure:

Take half of the box and folding it down flat if it isn’t already. This can only be done with rectangular shaped gift boxes with a length that is NO LESS THAN: 

3x the height of the box

For example: If a gift box height is 2″ tall, the length of the box must be at least 6″ long in order for this gift box trick to work.

What we’re going to do first is:

1. Lay our box top flat

2. Then we are going to bend one edge to reach the flap

3.  Bend it down and it doesn’t need to be perfect.

4. Now bend it through and it will make a nice crease.

5.  Now go to the other side and repeat making another crease. Bringing up to the flap and repeat the process. Making sure to have a nice solid crease.

6.  Now this brings you with two creases on both sides. Now you two two creases on either side.

7.  Now take your scissors and cut slits on the long sides where the creases are.  Make sure that the slits are all the way to the edge where the box is folded.  


From Box Lid/Bottom Into A Whole Box

[Clapping Hands]

“I Did It”. It is a Masterpiece!

Now we have a box that can easily fit a top and or  body products. The ideas are endless.  

Tip: This will only work on Rectangular Boxes 

I apologize for the pictures, I just don’t feel comfortable videotaping yet. So I hope these tips are still understandable with the following images. Maybe in the future I will get BRAVE and do a video and add it to this post. 

Wrapping Up With Joy and Creativity


And there you have it—the GIFT  Box Trick unveiled! Who knew that a humble box lid could hold such potential for gifting magic? Whether you’ve transformed a standard lid or conquered the challenge of wrapping a hinged box, you’ve embarked on a delightful journey of creativity and resourcefulness.

Remember, gift wrapping isn’t just about concealing a present—it’s an art, a way to express care and thoughtfulness. Embrace the joy of the unexpected, the charm of a beautifully wrapped gift, and the smiles it brings.

So, the next time you encounter a box lid staring back at you, don’t underestimate its potential. With a dash of imagination and the GIFT BOX Trick up your sleeve, you’re equipped to turn every wrapping session into a celebration of ingenuity.

Whether you’re a seasoned wrapping aficionado or a curious beginner, let your creativity flow and make each gift-giving moment truly special.

Happy wrapping, and may your gifts always reflect the warmth and thoughtfulness you put into them!

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  1. I just tried this for some last minute gifts. It worked out great! I would’ve never thought to do this. What a great idea!
    Thanks 🙂

    • Thank you for sharing Vicky. I am glad it was helpful. Have a great Holiday and New Year.


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