Beautiful Boxes

These cute little boxes are inspired by a tutorial on Heidi’s Crafts. Have a look on her lovely blog to see how to make these properly!

Heidi-Mari’s, of course, is a Rolls Royce, while ours is a much simpler version for little ones to do. Thank you Heidi-Mari – we had fun 🙂

The boxes are great for putting little celaphane wrapped gifts or snacks inside – or as little Easter egg baskets.

They look so good when completed and even the littlest ones can do the designs on theirs.

1. Start with a 30cm square piece of card (thicker scrapbooking paper works great and is the perfect size).

2. Mom’s job – measure and fold to divide your paper up into 9 squares of equal size. I think this is officially called “scoring”. Also fold the corner squares the opposite way.

3. Little people’s job – choose some paper – 1 or 2 colours and cut out 9 squares that Mom has measured (9.5cm square) and decorate them. Draw pictures, stick stickers, use stamps, go wild. Each child should end up with 9 little decorated squares (we did 4 of one colour, 4 of another colour and 1 special one for the middle)

4. Glue the special square in the middle on the “wrong” side of the paper.

5. Glue the squares of one colour in four spots on the right side of the paper. Cut the other four squares in half diagonally and glue them on like so.


Punch holes in the four corners.


Fold up your box…


…and tie with string or ribbon.


Fill with goodies!


There ya go! 🙂


“For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.” Psalm 92v4



4 thoughts on “Beautiful Boxes

  1. Linnie Lues says:

    Beautiful Karyn! So glad I found your blog!

  2. Heidi-Mari says:

    Dear Aunty Karyn
    These boxes are stunning! I’m so glad you enjoyed making them! So did I!! Great idea to let the children draw pictures on the sides. My little sister Danika also made one, and I still want to put it on my blog.
    Thank you for stopping by at my blog!
    P.S. Your blog is lovely!!

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