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How to Make a Folded Paper Gift Box

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Learn how to make a simple folded paper gift box with flowers in this easy step-by-step tutorial.

Orange and yellow folded paper gift boxes with homemade paper flowers on them

Handmade gifts are even better when they come in homemade packaging. While you can definitely buy wrapping paper, it’s so easy to make your own with simple craft supplies!

This DIY Paper Gift Box tutorial is great for holding small gifts like the jewelry and other fun things my girls make me. They’re great for giving store bought gifts too 😉

We’ll walk you step-by-step through how to make your own Folded Paper Gift Box. It’s a fun craft idea for Mother’s Day, birthdays, showers or any special occasion.

Overhead view of DIY folded paper gift boxes - one in orange one in yellow, both topped with multi colored paper flowers on a green, orange and white paper background

DIY Folded Paper Gift Box Tutorial

Learn how to make a folded paper gift box in this easy craft.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes



  • Sharp scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil (to trace the template)


  • Trace the large pattern from the template onto a piece of thick craft paper or cardstock.
    DIY Paper Gift Box template traced onto cardstock
  • Carefully cut out the pattern you traced along its outer edge.
    DIY Paper Gift Box pattern cut out with scissors on the table
  • Use a small pointy object to create folds along the inner parts of the cut out pattern.
    Paper gift box template cut out and being folded along the lines
  • Fold the lines overlapping both circles to create a box pattern.
    Sides folded in on the DIY paper gift box
  • Bring one part (of the circle) over the other one and join the sides (do not glue the sides) to complete the box. Place the gift inside the box before closing it. Use a small ribbon or embroidery floss to wrap the secure the box.
    Yellow folded paper gift box tied with jute twine on a white background
  • Select colored craft papers for flowers and green craft paper for the leaves. Trace and cut out 3 the leaf patterns from the green craft paper. Trace the spiral pattern on the colored papers. Take the spiral paper and start to roll it from its outer edge.
    Two red paper flowers , three green paper leaves and a purple spiral of paper being made into a flower on a white background
  • Keep rolling the spiral pattern until reaching the center. Glue the center and bottom edge of the roll together to secure the roll. Similarly create 2 more rolled roses.
    Two red paper roses and one purple paper flower with 3 green paper leaves on a white cloth on the table
  • Glue the flowers on the top side of the box. It’s better to glue the flowers on the center.
    Purple paper flower glued onto yellow folded paper gift box with two red paper flowers and three green paper leaves on white cloth n table
  • When you’re done adhering the flowers onto the box, it’s time to glue the leaves in between 2 flowers. You can add more leaves if you you’d like to.
    Yellow folded paper gift box tied with jute twine with two red and one purple paper flower glued on top with three green paper leaves on white table background
  • You can add more details and different colors for variation of your DIY gift box.
    Overhead view of two homemade paper gift boxes with paper flowers on top displayed on green, orange and white paper

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