Make a Folded Felt Gift Box

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So a few months ago I spotted these DARLING felt, flatpack breadbaskets from Teroforma, and I thought, "Dude, you can totally make that." My idea, however, was not a breadbasket, but a little gift basket. So I grabbed paper and pencil and came up with plan.

First, the supplies:

Second, the how-to:

Print and then cut out the template to create a pattern.

Trace the pattern onto the felt.

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Using the scissors, cut the image from the felt; if you have one, use the craft knife to cut the little, rectangular slots (it's easier than using the scissors).

Depending upon the thickness of your felt, you might have to adjust the openings of the trapezoidal opening.

Third, the folding:

To fold up the gift box, fold the sides with the trapezoidal slots up first and tuck the tabs into the rectangular slots in one of the other two sides.

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After you've tucked your gift into the box, fold up the last side and tuck the remaining tabs into its rectangular slot.

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Fourth, the decorating: 

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And you're done!



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patti on May 21, 2015:

Has anyone found the template for the Dog and Cat Paper Gift Boxes? If so, please email me at pattiparrish@gmail.com.

Thank you!

K on Aug 17, 2013:


Barb Morrison on Jun 03, 2013:

Looking for free pattern dog or cat gift box. Please

Louise on Feb 10, 2013:

Is there a way to get template with being a scribd member? 



Diane Ashmore on Nov 21, 2012:

Love this idea, thanks for sharing. 

Carmel on Oct 26, 2012:

beautiful. If making this from card, don't cut out the nicks in the 2 under flaps and do cut the slits in the opposite direction and a ribbon can be pulled through, which then in turn holds in the two underflaps.

DIY Maven on Dec 18, 2011:

@maria...a dot of hot glue or foam sticky back tape will do. 

maria on Dec 17, 2011:

love this, but how did you attach the bow??

bromeliad on Dec 15, 2011:


Alagree on Dec 09, 2011:

Followed this from Pinterest.  Fantastic!

Linda on Dec 08, 2011:

I posted your tutorial on Craft Gossip Felting, thank you for sharing:




Rachel Frankovich, MOPS creative activities on Aug 11, 2011:

THANK YOU, DIY Maven!!  The link works great.  Also, a big thanks for the info on using the info from your site.  You're the best!!

DIY Maven on Aug 11, 2011:

Okay, I've recalled the doc from the Scribd Archives, so it should work now, at least for a couple months until I have to recall it again. :S

@Rachael, yes, please include attribution with a link to this page for the how-to, and as far as the Scribd doc goes, a link to it in my Scribd account is all you need to do. Glad you like it!

Rachel Frankovich, MOPS creative activities on Aug 11, 2011:

Love the box.  Hoping to use it for a craft for our MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) with all credit to you, of course, but I too am having trouble with the template.  Any ides.  If we use this idea for a MOPS project are their BLOG rules I need to follow about where the template came from etc?  Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

DIY Maven on Aug 08, 2011:

@DanielleMW, ah...it's been archived by Scribd. That stinks, but I guess it's understandable. I'll have to reconsider how to make the PDF available for free again. Re-post to Scribd? Use a different method? I'll do some thinking and get back to you. I'll update the link as well when a change is made. Thanks for the heads up!!!

DanielleMW on Aug 07, 2011:

Maven, clicking on the link does take you to the Scribd page. However, when you try to download it, another page pops up which asks for an upload of your own or a paid subscription.

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DIY Maven on Aug 06, 2011:

@NotCrafty, I'm not sure how you found this post, but you don't have to have a Facebook account or pay to access the template. It's totally free, and you can find it at my Scrib account. There's a link in the tutorial, but here it is again.

NotCrafty on Aug 06, 2011:

The tutorial looks great but having to have a facebook account and having to pay to access the templet is a little much for one thing.

winnieb20678 on Aug 06, 2011:


Courtney on Dec 03, 2010:

Love love love.  Gonna try.  Maybe add a hole punched in the 4 tabs to tie the bow through!  Keep little fingers from "accidentally" opening it otherwise!

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