Create your own Christmas gift box for your loved ones
The present that’s made with love
WHAT you will need:
New or old Christmas cards or coloured cardboard.
How to make your Christmas gift box:
■ Start by cutting the Christmas card in half along the fold line.
■ Then turn the picture part of the card face down.
■ Using a pencil and ruler, rule a straight line from one corner to the other and repeat so you have an X on the card.
■ Fold one end of the card to the middle of the X and crease.
■ Unfold. Repeat with the other end. Unfold.
■ Fold the side of the card to the middle of the X and crease.
■ Unfold. Repeat with the other side. Unfold.
■ Cut part way along the folded line to make two tabs at each end. (Don’t cut past the overlapping creased line.)
Fold both tabs up and in towards each other. Secure with tape. ■ Fold the end up and over the tabs and secure with tape.
■ Repeat for the other end. ■ To make the bottom of the box, do exactly the same EXCEPT fold the card just past the centre of the X (both ends and sides), so that the bottom of the box fits snugly into the top of the box.
Use the box for small gifts or tie ribbon around it and hang on the Christmas tree as a decoration.
CRAFT TIME: Create your own Christmas boxes to give to your loved ones. ■