Make a Folded Felt Gift Box

By: Diy maven Nov 06, 2010

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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.

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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.created at: 11/04/2010

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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Looking for free pattern dog or cat gift box. Please

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

 

 

Love this idea, thanks for sharing. 

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.

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

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

Followed this from Pinterest.  Fantastic!

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

http://felting.craftgossip.com/2011/12/08/make-a-folded-felt-gift-box-tutorial/

 

 

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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!!

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!

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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.

@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!!!

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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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@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.

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.

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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!

try googling pennant felt for a thicker, stiffer type of felt available online. I think thefeltpeople.com carries it.

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