Advent Calendar Day 20 – Easy Gift Box Tutorial with Free Template

We are so close to Christmas, crafters! Here’s Day 20’s advent treat for you, which is a super easy gift box tutorial with a free template to make this a really quick craft ahead of the big day.


This is a great tutorial for anyone looking to make a quick and easy gift box, and what makes it so great is that it only requires one sheet of paper! Ideal for beginners and advanced crafters alike, this box uses our free template as a guide, which you can find a link to below.

Download your free box template here

This box looks just the part when cut from Christmassy paper, but it doesn’t just have to be for Christmas, you can use different papers to suit any theme, event or season!


You will Need

First Edition Winter Wishes 12”x12” Paper Pad

Dovecraft Bone Folder

Dovecraft Perma-Fix Tape

Dovecraft Christmas Ribbon



1.  Using the template, cut a piece of the beautiful First Edition Winter Wishes paper to shape.


2. Score the net of the box along the score lines using a bone folder and ruler.


3. Fold the net to form the box shape.


4. Adhere the sides of the box with double-sided tape. You should now have your finished box shape!


5. Finish your gift box design with Christmassy ribbon.


Your box is now ready to fill with a surprise for Christmas. This is a perfect-sized box for gifting jewellery, sweets or smaller trinkets. You could also get really creative with the box and decorate it with bows, adhesive gems or stickers!


How will you be using our gift box tutorial? We’d LOVE to see, so don’t forget to #tcxmas2017 when uploading to social media and to share your 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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