"It doesn't matter how little a present costs - it's the thought that counts". Yes, this is so true. The receiver usually appreciates the time you put into making the present. Oftentimes, a unique and classic one is the perfect gift.
A vintage heart box by someone is made with a heart. If you’re looking for any ideas on how to make people feel like they matter, then this is one for you!
Need some inspiration for other vintage paper craft projects? Have a look at this tutorial!
How to Create a Vintage Heart Box
The tutorial is pretty easy so I’m sure you can make this in just minutes (so you can make a lot of these). Just follow the instructions and you’re good to go.
Also, you can click on the links below if you want to go to that minute on the tutorial video.
Just like our other Vintage Fantasy Paper Crafts Collection, you basically need the template and the Vintage Fantasy Paper to create this gift box.
Download your template and paper and let's get started!
Print Out the Template and the Paper
First thing you need to do is to print out your paper on one side and the template on the other side.
Cut Out the Template
Grab your scissors and start cutting out the template. Try to be as precise as possible so that when it’s all assembled, it fits and will look neat. Just cut along the solid lines.
Score and Fold the Lines
Now, get your bone folder, score the dashed lines. You may use your ruler to guide the bone folder as you score the paper so you will get a nice result, which is important so everything fits and you won’t have awkward bits of paper sticking out of place later on.
Then, fold the small flaps at the edges of each triangle. Do this with all the triangles.
Attach the Parts Together
Put adhesive tape on the bottom flaps of each triangle. It’s better if you use thinner adhesive tape to reduce all the fuss but you can still use bigger ones if you don’t have the smaller ones available. You just cut the tape in half vertically. You can also use glue but be careful not to smear glue on the gift box.
If you make a mistake on that part, you can try to peel the part off. Be careful so as to not rip the paper. If you're using glue, do it quickly before it dries.
Now, attach the bottom flaps to the square. Do this with all of the parts. Make sure to place them properly so that it will look neat and fit well.
When they are all in place, put adhesive tape on the side flaps of the triangles. Do not peel off the coating film yet.
Now grab something with a sharp tip. Be careful in this step so as to not hurt yourself. Punch holes near the top sides of the box. All except for the triangle with the heart.
Next, peel off the coating film of the tapes and press them all together as seen in the picture. Make sure they all align. Again, if you make a mistake, you can always try to peel it off and try again.
Of course, before you seal it all up, don't forget to put your gift or present inside the box.
Decorate the Gift Box
After you put the gift inside your gift box, grab some twine or yarn and insert it through one hole from the inside. Use your bone folder’s pointy side if you have one to push the yarn through the hole. Then insert it back in through another hole from the outside. Then, insert it through the last hole and it should be outside the box by now.
Tie it all up with the part that has the heart by tying the twine or yarn at the base of the heart. Tie it in a bow if you want it to look pretty and you can also add a lavender or any flower. Then cut off the excess twine and stem of the flower.
Your unique Vintage Fantasy Gift Box is created easily and quickly because you've got your template, isn't it?
You can use this box for a lot of things. Maybe a valentine gift as it has a heart, or just a normal present for your teacher, friends, or parents. Or you can use them in parties as giveaways (even prizes). All I have to say is that I hope you make the person who gets this smile.
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