Last Minute Christmas Gift Box Ideas for Small Gifts. Video tutorial. Handmade gift boxes by Yana Smakula.

Last Minute Christmas Gift Box Ideas for Small Gifts. Video

Today I am making gift boxes for little Christmas gifts (think stocking stuffer or advent calendar type of gifts). I was looking to make small (and easy to make) boxes for my family and friends to put little gifts inside for this Christmas seasons and the Charming Cottage Christmas box from Spellbinders ended up being perfect. Not too small, pretty decent in size and can easily fit a small gift.

Last Minute Christmas Gift Box Ideas for Small Gifts. Video tutorial. Handmade gift boxes by Yana Smakula.

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS GIFT BOX IDEAS

To make the box you’ll need to die-cut it twice out of patterned paper (or cardstock). The Charming Cottage Christmas set consists of a box die itself and additional parts and pieces to decorate the box and turn it into a little cottage. It’s a super versatile set and one that allows to do a ton of customization to your box if you want to. I didn’t use additional dies as I was looking to make quick and easy gift boxes and didn’t have much time to do additional die cutting. I was looking to make about 20 boxes, so the simpler the better was for me.

Last Minute Christmas Gift Box Ideas for Small Gifts. Video tutorial. Handmade gift boxes by Yana Smakula.

I used Alexandra Renke Christmas patterned papers for all of these today, I simply adore the clean Scandinavian design of these. One 12×12″ sheet will make one box, plus you’ll have some left over paper too if you want to use it for another half box or for something else entirely.

Last Minute Christmas Gift Box Ideas for Small Gifts. Video tutorial. Handmade gift boxes by Yana Smakula.

Once I had all of my boxes made I moved onto decorating and here you can really do anything you like. I wanted to make sure I had a “to and from” tag on each of those to be able to write who the box is for. I looked through my stash and found several beautiful tag stamp sets from Hero Arts and so I used those to make little tags for the boxes. I also made bows out of red satin ribbon and gold thread and added 2 gold jingle bells onto each.

Last Minute Christmas Gift Box Ideas for Small Gifts. Video tutorial. Handmade gift boxes by Yana Smakula.

When it came to attaching the bow and secondary tags onto the box I used a little clip and only clipped it onto one of the flaps so that it didn’t prevent me from opening the box to put the gift in or the recipient to get the gift out.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Spellbinders Charming Cottage Box
Spellbinders Charming Cottage Box
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Alexandra Renke Designpaper
Alexandra Renke Designpaper ‘Christmas rose’
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Alexandra Renke Designpaper
Alexandra Renke Designpaper ‘Sea animals’
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Alexandra Renke Designpaper
Alexandra Renke Designpaper ‘Winter rose’
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Spellbinders Tool
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
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Outline Clips Binder Clips
Outline Clips Binder Clips
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Mini Jingles
Mini Jingles
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Satin Ribbon Candy Apple
Satin Ribbon Candy Apple
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Hero Arts Clear Stamp Holiday Labels
Hero Arts Clear Stamp Holiday Labels
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Hero Arts Clear Stamp Holiday Badges
Hero Arts Clear Stamp Holiday Badges
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Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Cardstock
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Hero Arts Classic Vellum Layering Paper
Hero Arts Classic Vellum Layering Paper
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Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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DMC Metallic Gold Embroidery Thread
DMC Metallic Gold Embroidery Thread
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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10 Comments

    1. Yana, these little gift boxes are GORGEOUS!!! The recipient WILL KNOW there is SOMETHING SPECIAL inside with the way you’ve decked them out! 😉

    1. These boxes are so cute!!
      The red bows just give them the WOW factor for sure.

    1. I’m completely falling in love with Alexandra Renke paper and washi tape!!! Don’t own any … yet! It’s on the list — as are some of the products you show case in this video. Love that little box. I’m going to be participating in a craft fair next fall and am looking for some different items to make to sell (along with cards). These boxes just might be perfect (along with a few other items I’ve made and have in the works). Thanks so much, Yana, for sharing and for the introduction to the wonderful world of Alexander Renke!! Oh, and I was just thinking about you yesterday when I was thinking about tying a bow on something. I really struggle with it looking nice and then I remembered how you do it. And then you show it in this video. Great timing!!!!! How did you know???!!! (You may be gone from AZ and the USA, but your presence, talent and generosity lingers on here … at least in my life.)

    1. These are so beautiful Yana, How special would it be to get a gift in one of these beautiful boxes, simply gorgeous.

    1. Love making little boxes for my card class treats (thank you treat). These are just adorable! I especially like that you added your embellishment that will not interfere with opening the box. Cable boxes are great for that, but I will incorporate that tip the next time I make one. Love your design style! Hugs and Merry Christmas.

    1. Yana, these are simply stunning!!! I absolutely LOVE how you’ve dressed them up!! I would feel so special to be the recipient of one of these, and I’m sure your family & friends will too!!

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