Ever wondered how to make your own gift boxes? If store-bought gift boxes just aren’t doing it for you, try making one of these diy gift boxes instead using these simple tutorials.

From easy origami boxes to milk carton style boxes, free printable templates and pillow boxes there’s something here to suit any gift giving occasion.

how to make easy diy gift boxes

You may have noticed that I’m a little obsessed with making gift boxes. I’ve made and shared quite a lot of them on the blog over the years. They’re perfect if you need to give a gift in a hurry and don’t have time to pop out to the shops for a box. A handmade box is such a fun way to wrap a last minute gift, a birthday present, party favour or a simple thank you gift.

There are over 250 craft projects on Gathering Beauty and growing so make sure check in often, or even better, subscribe to the newsletter where you’ll also get your hands on my Three Easy Origami Projects ebook (bonus, it contains my easy origami boxes) for free as a thank you for signing up.



These origami boxes are easy and fun to make. No cutting or gluing required. Not only do they make fantastic gift boxes but they’re also great for storing craft supplies like washi tape, paperclips, drawing pins and other little bits and pieces.


Want to pack your homemade gifts in a cute little box but are short on time? Then look no further, these free printable boxes and bags are the perfect solution. You can print, cut and fold in minutes.


Want to know how to cut, score and fold your own gift box? How to make a gift box out of a single sheet of scrapbook paper? Or recycle old greetings cards or envelopes into nifty gift bags? Then check out one of the easy step by step tutorials below. Customise them with your favourite scrapbook paper and the sky’s the limit.