HOW TO MAKE A DIY PAPER MUG GIFT BOX.

Hello, hello. Today's project is this adorable paper mug gift box that you can easily make using a few strips of paper. Isn't it the cutest little gift box? This is a great project to have in your back pocket for those last minute gift giving emergencies. Fill a cellophane bag with treats and pop it inside to complete your gift.

SUPPLIES: Scrapbook paper or card, a score board and bone folder, scissors, double sided tape, cellophane bags and ribbon.

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1. Cut a piece of scrapbook paper to 9 inches by 5 inches.

2. With the long side at the top score at 1", 2", 3", 4", 5", 6", 7" and 8".

3. Rotate the paper 90 degrees and score at 1.5".

4. Fold along all the score lines. Use a bone folder to burnish the folds to get a crisp edge.

5. Cut along the bottom up to the 1.5" score lines to create 8 tabs.

6. Cut notches into the top and bottom of the last 1 inch strip to create a tab. Use double sided tape to stick this tab down to make a tube.

7. Fold the bottom tabs up and stick them down one at a time to form the base of your mug.

8. To make the handle cut out 2 circles from a piece of scrapbook paper. I used a glass as a template and then a roll of washi tape to form the inside circle. Fold your circles in half and and use the halfway mark as a guide to cut away about 1/3 of the circle. You want to have enough left to form tabs.

9. Stick the 2 handle pieces together and stick the tabs to the paper mug.

10. Fill your mug with the cellophane wrapped gift and finish by tying on a bow.

These paper mug gift boxes have so many uses, from birthdays to weddings to teacher's gifts. I filled mine with a couple of mini hand creams but you could fill them with anything you fancy. The ingredients needed to make a hot chocolate, coffee flavoured chocolates for the coffee lover or maybe even a selection of teas for that special person that can't resist a good cuppa.  What would you use them for? 

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Emma

Hi, I'm Emma.

I'm a crafter, blogger and paper enthusiast living in the North West of England.

Gathering Beauty is the place where I share craft tutorials and diy inspiration. I started this blog back in 2013 as a way of sharing all the things I love and make. I share paper crafts, clay crafts, origami, printables and desktop wallpapers as well as the odd crochet and weaving project. I hope you find something here that inspires you.

HOW TO MAKE A SIMPLE DIY PAPER GIFT BAG.

Learn how to make an easy paper gift bag. With a few folds you can turn a simple sheet of paper into a snazzy gift bag.

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Looking for a simple diy paper gift bag? Then look no further. Today's project is perfect for holding small gifts or treats. With a few folds you can turn a simple sheet of paper into a snazzy gift bag.

These easy paper gift bags are so easy to make and as you can use any patterned paper you already have and I think they are much cuter than the store-bought options. Match them to any theme for a party for a pretty diy party bag. Here’s how to make them.

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SUPPLIES: Scrapbook paperMartha Stewart scoring board and bone folder, ruler, pencil, scissors, glue stick, ribbon or baker's twine.

The above links are affiliate links. This means that if you purchase through them I receive a small commission.

Learn how to make an easy paper gift bag. With a few folds you can turn a simple sheet of paper into a snazzy gift bag #diygiftbag #papercrafts #paper #scoreboard #gift #party #partybag #partyfavor #gatheringbeauty

1. Cut your paper to standard A4 size.

2. With the long side at the top, use a scoring board and bone folder to score the paper at the 4 inch mark, the 5 inch mark, the 9 inch mark, the 10 inch mark and the 11 inch mark.

3. Rotate the paper 90 degrees and score at the 1 inch mark and the 2 inch mark.

4. Lay the the paper with the last 2 score lines at the bottom. Trim away the excess paper as shown in the 2nd square down on the left. You need to make a base for your bag with 3 tabs and a small 1/2 inch side tab.

5. Apply glue to the tabs and fold the bottom of the bag up first. Stick the side tab down last.

6. Pinch the top of the bag to close. The sides will naturally fold in.

7. Hold the bag closed and use a pencil to mark in 1 inch from each side. Use a hole punch or a crop-a-dile and punch 2 holes in the top of the bag.

8. Fill with your treats and tie with some ribbon or baker's twine.

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Learn how to make an easy paper gift bag. With a few folds you can turn a simple sheet of paper into a snazzy gift bag #diygiftbag #papercrafts #paper #scoreboard #gift #party #partybag #partyfavor #gatheringbeauty

What would you fill your gift bags with? Chocolate pretzels? Some of these awesome galaxy lollipops? Or with the holidays just around the corner maybe some Christmas themed candy?

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Emma

Hi, I'm Emma.

I'm a crafter, blogger and paper enthusiast living in the North West of England.

Gathering Beauty is the place where I share craft tutorials and diy inspiration. I started this blog back in 2013 as a way of sharing all the things I love and make. I share paper crafts, clay crafts, origami, printables and desktop wallpapers as well as the odd crochet and weaving project. I hope you find something here that inspires you.

HOW TO MAKE A GIFT BOX FROM AN OLD CHRISTMAS OR BIRTHDAY CARD.

Learn how to make boxes out of old greetings cards.A great way to recycle old Christmas or birthday cards and give them a new lease of life.

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This is another one of those crafts that I used to make in school. It's a simple and inexpensive way to create gift boxes for small presents like sweets or tealights. We used to make these little gift boxes out of old recycled Christmas cards but since it's Spring and Christmas is quite a way off I decided to make mine out of birthday cards instead.

I've showed you how to make a simple diy gift box before using a score board but as much as I love it I know it's not something everyone has. This time I wanted to show a quick, foolproof method without a scoreboard in sight.

I bought some new cards for this diy. I fell in love with that llama and the sausage dog is super (get it?) cute. I liked the idea of using the birthday messages as an extra surprise when you open the box but you could just as easily recycle old cards. Simply cut off the fronts and mix and match your designs.

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Supplies: A selection of cards (old or new), a ruler, pencil, eraser, a pair of scissors or a paper trimmer and some paper glue.

How to fold and score an old cards to make gift boxes:

1. Take your card and cut it in half along the center fold.

2. To make the lid of your box use a ruler to draw diagonal lines from the corners to form an 'X' in the middle of your card.

3. Folds the sides in to meet in the middle marked by the 'X'. You may need to use a bone folder or the edge of your ruler to help get a nice crisp fold.

4. Open your card back out and rotate 90 degrees. Repeat and fold both sides in to the center again.

5. Open your card back out. You should now have 4 creases running along the edges of your card.

6. Rub out any pencil marks. To make the sides of your box cut where the 2 creases intersect. Do this for all 4 corners.

7. Cut notches into the inside of each tab. This will help the sides of your box sit neatly together.

8. Put some double sided tape or glue on the back of each tab and stick your box together. You want to glue the smaller tabs on the inside.

9. Repeat the steps above to make the base of your box. You need to make the base smaller then the lid. There are 2 ways to do this.

The first way is to trim 2 mm of each side of your card and repeat the steps above. The base of your box will be slightly smaller and the lid should fit on easily. The only problem with this is the lid and the base of your box will sit flush and can be a little tricky to open.

The second way (and the way I made mine) is to repeat the steps above but when folding the sides in fold them 2/3 mm past the 'X' in the center. This will make the bottom of the box smaller and the sides of your box marginally taller so that there's a small lip at the bottom of your box to hold as you open and close it.

If you're using a rectangular card the process is exactly the same except the 2 shorter sides will be slightly taller than the longer sides. You can either trim away any excess or fold it over the top and glue it down.

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Learn how to make boxes out of old greetings cards.A great way to recycle old Christmas or birthday cards and give them a new lease of life #papercrafts #diygiftbox #giftbox #upcycle #papercrafts #crafts #diy #gatheringbeauty

These boxes are a great thing to keep in stock for any gift giving emergencies. You could even pre-cut and fold your boxes and store them flat until needed.

What do you think? Have you ever made gift boxes out of recycled old greetings cards? I know it's something I'll be doing again in the future.

Learn how to make boxes out of old greetings cards.A great way to recycle old Christmas or birthday cards and give them a new lease of life #papercrafts #diygiftbox #giftbox #upcycle #papercrafts #crafts #diy #gatheringbeauty

P.S. Don't forget to check out my other diy gift box tutorials for more ideas.

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Emma

Hi, I'm Emma.

I'm a crafter, blogger and paper enthusiast living in the North West of England.

Gathering Beauty is the place where I share craft tutorials and diy inspiration. I started this blog back in 2013 as a way of sharing all the things I love and make. I share paper crafts, clay crafts, origami, printables and desktop wallpapers as well as the odd crochet and weaving project. I hope you find something here that inspires you.