DIY PRINTABLE MILK CARTON GIFT BOXES.

Diy Printable Milk Carton Gift Boxes with free template

Do you remember last year when I showed you how to make your own diy mini milk carton gift boxes using the Martha Stewart Scoreboard?

They ended up being one of my most popular diy's. I wanted to make an updated Valentine's version but this time instead of showing you how to do all the measuring and scoring yourself I thought I'd give you a free printable template you can download and use. All you need is some pretty paper, a printer and some glue to make your own pretty packaging.

I've held onto this gorgeous scrapbook paper since I bought it last October so I'm excited to finally make something with it. It's part of the Amy Tangerine Stitched range. How cute are those teeny tiny hearts? Perfect for Valentine's Day. Of course the beauty of having a blank template is you can print it out onto any patterned paper or card you want. These would be great to hold mini eggs for Easter or a sweet treat for Mother's Day.

How to make your own Diy Printable Milk Carton Gift Boxes //  With free template

Supplies: Scrapbook paper or thin card, free milk carton gift box downloadable template (you can find the download button at the bottom of the post), bone folder and ruler for scoring, double sided tape or glue and washi tape.

1. Print out the free milk carton gift box template onto the back of your chosen paper.

I used scrapbook paper that I cut down to A4 size and ran through the printer but you could also use some lightweight coloured card. If your pattern needs to be a certain way up like mine did, make sure to run a few test pieces through the printer first. I had to put my paper in back to front and upside down to get it to print the right way up. I usually draw an arrow on some printer paper first to mark the front of the paper and which way is up.

2. Cut along the solid lines. Score and fold along all the dashed lines.

3. Fold into a box shape and glue down all the tabs.

4. Gently press in the sides of the box to get the milk carton shape. The lines you scored earlier should make this easy.

5. Secure the lid using some washi tape or a mini peg or clip like I did with my other mini milk cartons.

Pretty easy, right? The tricky part is making sure to print the template the right way up.

Diy Printable Milk Carton Gift Boxes // Free template

And don't forget, cut along the solid lines, score along the dashed lines.

Diy Printable Milk Carton Gift Boxes with free template
Diy Printable Milk Carton Gift Boxes with free template
Diy Printable Milk Carton Gift Boxes free template

P.S. If you fancy having a go at all the scoring and snipping yourself, don't forget to pop on over and check out my original tutorial for Diy Mini Milk Carton Gift Boxes.

Diy Mini Milk Carton Gift Boxes
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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.

DIY WATERCOLOUR SUCCULENT NOTECARDS.

Diy Watercolour Succulent Notecards

How about a little watercolour goodness to kick off the week?

As soon as I saw these gorgeous watercolour succulent illustrations from Gold And Berry pop up on Pinterest I knew I wanted to make something fun with them. You can download the whole collection of high-resolutions images for free and use them however you want. I used some blank cards, scrapbook paper and the free watercolour succulent clipart to make some simple diy notecards.

I've always liked making my own cards and this is a nice way of making a whole bunch of cards really quickly. I left mine blank so I could use them as thank you notes but you could easily customise them and use them as birthday cards, new home, get well soon etc.

Diy Watercolour Succulent Notecards

Supplies: Blank cards // scrapbook paper (I used the Amy Tangerine Stitched paper and the some of the Maggie Holmes paper) // Gold And Berry's Free Watercolour Succulent Cactus Clipart // washi tape // scissors // glue

I started off by downloading the succulent clipart, picking 6 of my favourites and resizing them to 3x3 inch squares. I printed them out onto some thin card and cut them to size.

I hate throwing away all those odd shaped scraps of paper so making these cards was a great way to use up some of my scrapbook paper stash. I cut some of the leftover paper down to 3.5x3.5 inch squares and layered them up behind the watercolour cacti to create a border.

I played around with the colour and pattern combinations until I was happy with them and then used paper glue and washi tape to stick them down. The whole project only took an hour and now I've got a set of really cute handmade notecards to use whenever I want.

Diy Watercolour Succulent Notecards
Diy Watercolour Succulent Notecards
Diy Watercolour Succulent Notecards

What would you use them for?

P.S. Don't forget to check out Gold And Berry for more gorgeous freebies.

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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.

DIY SQUARE ORIGAMI BOX.

Diy Square Origami Box with interlocking lid.

One of my favourite things to do is make small gift boxes. I love that a pretty box can be a gift in it's own right. This is a simple origami box with an interlocking lid you can make quickly out of a single sheet of paper. If you're planning on giving someone a gift this Valentine's Day these origami gift boxes might be just the thing.

I made these boxes in a couple of sizes using some of my favourite paper from the American Crafts Maggie Holmes range. The biggest box used a 12x12 inch piece of scrapbook paper and ended up measuring 4½ inches square and 2 inches tall. A 10x10 piece of paper made a box measuring 3½ inches square and 1¾ tall. The box below was made using an 8x8 piece of paper and measured 3 inches square and 1½ inches tall when finished. The smallest box was made using a 6x6 piece of paper and was 1 inch tall.

If you want more diy box ideas you can find them all on my Diy Gift Box page.

How to fold a Diy Square Origami Box with interlocking lid.

Supplies: Maggie Holmes Decorative Paper Scrapbook Pad, a bone folder and a paper trimmer.

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If you’re new to origami make sure to check out these 3 Basic Origami Folds For Beginners.

1. Place your paper pattern side down.

2. Fold and unfold along both diagonals.

3. Fold each of the corners into the center and then unfold again.

4. Fold the top corner down again and then fold the bottom corner up to meet the top of your paper to make a triangle.

5. Next you need to crease along the pink dotted line. Fold the paper to meet the edge of the triangle you just made and crease. You should be able to see a crease from a previous fold, I've marked it in the picture above using a bone folder. Fold as far as this crease, no further and unfold your paper.

6. Rotate 90 degrees and repeat steps 4 and 5. Turn and repeat for each corner.

7. Unfold and place your paper pattern side up. Fold in half to make a rectangle, open it out and rotate 180 degrees. Fold in half again to make a cross in the center of your paper.

How to fold a Diy Square Origami Box with interlocking lid.
Diy Square Origami Box with interlocking lid.

8. Place your paper pattern side down again. As you lift the corners the sides should fold in easily to make the shape in the top left square.

9. Remember those folds you made in step 5? You need to refold along them and press them flat to make 4 points. These 4 points will make the lid.

10. To close the lid of your box you need to fold down the flaps on top of each other in a clockwise direction. Tuck in the last flap to complete the lid.

Diy Square Origami Box with interlocking lid.
Diy Square Origami Box with interlocking lid.

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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.