With Valentine’s day coming up, I thought it would be a fun little craft to make handmade paper gift boxes. This was a great craft to do with the kids to occupy some time, but they also loved it because they came up with some ideas of crafts to make and give away. I’m posting this as part of a Valentine’s day blog hop, so be sure to check out some of the other great ideas at the end of this post!
Here is a roundup of some great handmade paper gift boxes, and my thoughts on each of them. For all of these I tried to find printable templates to use, or easy to follow instructions, but also pretty paper gift boxes. Please check the original source for the templates and further instructions on how to make each of these.
This handmade paper gift box is very easy to make. There is no template for this one, but the full instructions can be found here. These can be made in any different size, and you can coordinate the paper colors to make it totally unique. I would say of all five paper box types I made, this was the easiest and simplest, but not exactly the most interesting. However, it’s a great sturdy box and can be made in any size.
This origami paper gift box is a little bit tricky to make, but I think it is a really unique paper box. The instructions from The Spruce are really easy to follow, and it took me no more than 10 minutes to make this box. From the outside it almost looks like there’s a second box nestled within the first, but then when you open it you realize it’s just one sheet of paper.
This paper box is very easy, and looks pretty too. I modified the template slightly to make it a bit higher. I added a contrasting paper on the top flaps to make them a bit stronger, and to add a bit of interest. These can be modified or decorated in so many ways.
I think this one is my favorite. It looks pretty fancy, but it’s actually fairly easy to make. If you click on this link, you can find several different options with a printable template, and you can personalize the gift box however you want. I chose the template with hearts on the tops for Valentine’s day. The only thing I found difficult was cutting out the hearts. I think if I had taken a little more time it could have turned out nicer.
Again, this pillow gift box was very easy to make. You can find several different pillow box templates at Homemade gifts made easy. This pillow box is as easy as cutting out the template, scoring along the lines, gluing the one side together, and folding in the two ends.
Handmade Valentine’s Gift Idea
For each of these boxes, I added a simple twine string. You can also add some ribbon or lace to really make it pretty. Any of these are perfect for handmade gifts, but are also a fun craft to do for no real reason. If you want to see what I made to put inside these boxes, check out this video.
Please check out more of these Valentine’s Day Ideas to Make, Bake and Create!
- Valentine’s Day Cherry Pie by Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life
- Valentine’s Day Mini Bouquet with Printable Wrap by Lucy of Craftberry Bush
- DIY Iron-On Mini Tote Bags for Galentine’s Day by Joann of Woman in Real Life
- Valentine’s Triple Berry Breakfast Parfait by Joanna at Lazy Moms Blog
- DIY Clay Valentine Heart Wall Hanging by Jen of Kitchen Counter Chronicles
- Valentine’s Day Smoothie Bowl by Kristeena of Motherhood in Stilettos
- Chunky Crochet Heart Banner by Christina of The DIY Mommy
- ‘I’m Stuck On You Valentine’ Free Printable by Chandra of HashtagBlessed Blog
- DIY Love Tees by Colleen of Lemon Thistle
- Red Velvet Cheesecake by Kim of Kim Power Style
- Custom Floral Dishware DIY with Temporary Tattoos by Christine of Amidst the Chaos
- Valentine’s Day Keto Cheesecake by Thalita of The Learner Observer
- How to Host a Mother/Daughter Galentine’s by Kelsey of Kelsey Diane Blog
- Free Printable Farmhouse Style Valentine’s Day Cards by Shannon of AKA Design
- GALentine’s Day Tea Party by Shauna of Satori Design for Living
- Valentine Heart Necklace by Christine of The DIY Dreamer
- Simple Valentine’s Day Decor by Alicia of A Burst of Beautiful
- Valentine’s Sushi Recipe by Stefania of From the Playpen
- Valentine Countdown for Kids by Heather of Raising Memories
- Love Sign by Meagan of Row House Nest
- Valentine’s Day Kindness Countdown Calendar by Jen of Rambling Renovators
- Rustic Valentine’s Day Decor by Sarah of The Project Pile
- Valentine’s Day Decor by Dannyelle of Life is a Party
- Peach Raspberry Crisp by Brittany of My Daily Randomness
- How to Make Pine Cone Roses by Jane & Sonja of Sustain My Craft Habit
- Handmade Paper Gift Boxes by Jessica of The Vanderveen House
- DIY Valentine’s Day Pouch by Lidia of Design Inside the Box
- Valentine Oreo Cookies by Kendra of Joy In Our Home
- Valentine’s Day Lunch Idea by Adriana of Chaos and Caffeine
- Chocolate Cherries Baileys Cookies by Emily of daydreaming of elsewhere