Advent Calendar Day 13 - Christmas Gift Box with Free Tutorial

This Christmas why spend money on pre-made gift boxes when you can easily make one? Our tutorial is a great alternative to a standard gift box and can be filled with sweets, treats or other gifts.


The tutorial is incredibly simple and you can decorate your box however you wish. We opted for this fun Santa design, but as the template fits on A4 paper, you can get creative with the designs. Why not use glitter or mirror card for a super eye-catching design?

We take you step by step through this super easy gift box tutorial below. Don’t forget to download your free template before you begin!


You will Need

Free Template

Dovecraft Cardstock

Silver Mirror

First Edition Nesting Circle Scalloped Die

Adhesive Foam Pads


Download your free template here


1.Print out the free template and use this to cut out your box from the red cardstock.


2.Score along the score lines and fold your box into shape.  


4.Cut a scalloped circle and adhere this to the front of the box. Cut a smaller pink circle and adhere this to the top of the scalloped circle to form Father Christmas’ face. Cut a moustache shape and adhere this on top of the pink circle.


5.Cut a hat shape from the red cardstock to make the hat and a white rectangle to make the band for the hat. Adhere both of these to the top of the box. Cut out two smaller scalloped circles to make the hat’s pomp om and adhere these to the hat.


6.Cut a strip of black card to create Santa’s belt and adhere this to the box.


7. Add a small square of mirror card, adhering it with perma-fix tape, to make a buckle. Finish with another smaller piece of black cardstock, fixing this in place with an adhesive foam pad.


8.Add a circular piece of black cardstock to make a button.


8.Draw a pair of eyes onto the pink cardstock.


Your Santa gift box is complete! This is sure to put a smile on the faces of your friends and family when they receive it.


We found our box to be the perfect size for a pair of ultimate Christmas socks!


How will you use our free gift box template? We’d LOVE to see, so don’t forget to #tcxmas2017 when uploading to social media and to share your yummy makes in the Inspiration area.

Trimcraft design these templates to aid your crafting projects, so we are always happy to see them being used and enjoyed. However, we just ask you credit Trimcraft for the template design when you publish your crafty makes online and on social media.


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