Kirigami Gift Box

We loved the idea of creating a unique gift box to stand out from all the generic store bought boxes. This year, we created something more special by experimenting with geometric paper folding. Yes - we snuck in a little math in the midst of gift giving. These festive boxes not only look great under the tree, but were fun and easy to make.

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your materials.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Download these gift box templates and print them out onto a piece of cardstock.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Cut out your box by carefully cutting along the solid outer lines.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Fold along the dotted lines. There are two different folds - the longer dashes are valley folds while the shorter ones are mountain folds. If you like, you can use a ruler and bone folder to score the dotted lines for precise, crisp corners.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    Use a glue stick to secure the bottom tabs along the base of the box. Work around the base until the bottom is secure and all the tabs are glued down.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Step 6

    Flip the box upright and glue the last two side tabs to secure the walls of the box.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

  • Step 7

    Working your way around the box, gently fold over the top flaps so they overlap with the previous one. Tuck in the last flap to close the box.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 7

  • Done!

    Your gift boxes are now ready! You can open them back up to fill them with goodies for the holiday season.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 8

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