Many creative people enjoy wrapping gifts as much as they enjoy choosing the perfect present. Sadly, though, commercial gift boxes can be just as expensive as the gift they hold. DIY options, on the other hand, are often low-cost or free, and they can be just a lovely (and much more personal) than off-the-shelf options.
These unusual gift box ideas that will help inspire your gift wrapping. Your presents will be as beautiful on the outside as the inside. Your friend or relative will remember the gifts as special and will always look forward to receiving more.
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Paper Mache Teapot Gift Box
This paper mache teapot is an unusually creative gift package for the tea drinkers in your life. It can hold food, tea or smaller sized trinkets. What a memorable way to tell your Mom, sister or friend just how much they mean to you! The paper mache teapot can also be used as cute home decor long after the present inside is gone!
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Paper Pumpkin Pie Boxes
Paper pie slice boxes are so adorable! You can use them to hold real slices of cake or as gift packages for something else. Pumpkin pie is a traditional Thanksgiving holiday symbol, but you can change the look of this paper pie craft and decorate it as a slice of paper cake. Place several paper cake slices in a circle, and you have a whole paper cake! What a great idea for a bridal or baby shower. No matter the occasion, this paper favor box will be simply adorable!
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Paper Birthday Cake Box
Make this gift box in the shape of a birthday cake. What a unique and fun way to celebrate someone's special day! The box is so cute that it could almost pass as the present all by itself, but of course, its purpose is to hold the real gift inside.
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Printable Animal Paper Tube Gift Boxes
Children will love these candy-filled animal gift boxes. Fiestas y Cumples generously offers these adorable free printables for download. Just print and cut the fox, cat, and bunny on computer paper, then wrap the printables around a leftover paper cardboard tube. Press the bottom together to form a box flap, and there you have it! These paper gift boxes that are so charming, and cost practically nothing to make.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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DIY Woven Paper Baskets From Cereal Boxes
There may be occasions when you have to give a gift in a pinch and don't have time to run to the store for fancy gift wrapping supplies. Cereal boxes to the rescue! Just cut the cardboard boxes into strips and weave them together to make the cutest paper gift boxes ever! They hold gifts and also work well as thrifty storage containers!
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DIY Pineapple Box
Summertime is party time! Why not start the season with a tropical-themed social affair? This cute pineapple themed box papercraft would be perfect for the occasion! Fill the pineapple-shaped boxes with little candies and give them to your guests as party favors.
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DIY Ice Cream Cone Treat Box
Ice cream cone shaped gift packages are adorable party decorations! Why not make some as party favor containers for your child's next birthday party? Personalize the ice cream flavors and sprinkles based on your child's favorites.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Origami Hydrangea Tessellation Box
Origami boxes are always lovely. This little beauty is a two-inch square package that would be just perfect for holding a ring or pair of small earrings. It looks complex but is actually quite simple to complete.
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DIY Valentine's Treat Box
This printable treat box is listed as a Valentine's day craft but is perfect for other holidays as well. Print, cut and glue and you will have the cutest packages for your homemade cookies or candy. Delightfully packaged food items are the perfect gift for that person who has everything!