How to Make a Simple Mini Gift Box

Gift boxes are super fun and simple to make, and you don’t need a lot of supplies or materials to make them. Even a cereal box will suffice as building material! Let’s make a mini one together! πŸ™‚

The elements


  • Cardboard (I used a cereal box)
  • Tape (packing tape works great)
  • A ruler
  • A pencil
  • Stuff to decorate your box (scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, glitter glue; anything glittery and fun)

Got your supplies? Let’s get started! πŸ˜€ First, draw a 3 1/2 in. by 3 1/2 in. square on your cardboard, followed by 2 1/2 in. by 3 1/2 in. rectangles connected to each side of the original square. Unfortunately, my piece of cardboard wasn’t big enough to make two of the rectangles connect, so I just made them as separate pieces as you can hopefully see in the picture above.

Then, cut the piece (or pieces, in my case… πŸ˜‰ ) out!

Now fold the rectangles up so that the UN-printed side of the cereal box is on the outside.

And tape the edges together!

Now we’ll make a lid. Start by drawing another 3 1/2 in. by 3 1/2 in. square, but this time we’ll make 3/4 in. by 3 1/2 in. rectangles around it.

Cut it out and fold the edges up like you did with the box, and tape if desired. I just left my flaps open.

And there you have it–the perfect mini gift box! But wait…it looks kind of boring…let’s decorate it!

There, much better. I used this one to gift some super easy homemade soap that I made.

Hope you guys have fun with this! ❀

Happy gifting! πŸ˜‰

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