This is a little box I make whenever I can in lieu of wrapping a gift. It's less waste, and cuter too! Below I have an tutorial on how to make this little box. I don't provide a pattern because the size of the box will depend on the item you are wrapping; it has to fit in the middle. You can see in the shape below that I traced out after making a paper pattern from the object I am going to wrap.
Another adaptation I have used when making this box was to not use a ribbon or cut holes in it at all, but to use small pieces of velcro, glued in, to close the flaps, and create your box. This is better to use when you are using really heavy duty fabric, that can take the tugging to open velcro. This type of box is great for small kids, they love to use them to wrap gifts because it is so easy!
I hope you have a lovely holiday!
*this tutorial and the box are my idea. Please don't use it without my permission.
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