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House Gift Boxes

House Gift Boxes
A fun—and tasty—gift idea
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Make a heartwarming housewarming with this delightful gift box.

Finished size: 5" x 8" x 9" Gift Box

Skill:    2    Time:    1    Cost:    1

You will need:

•  5" x 8" x 9" gable box
•  Cardstock*: 5 sheets of coordinating pattern paper,
3 sheets white
2 sheets brown
•  Punches: 3" scallop circle, 2 1/2" circle, 1/16" circle
•  Corner rounder punch
•  12" of ¼" pattern coordinating ribbon
•  6" of 1/8" yellow ribbon
•  One silver brad
•  Paper trimmer
•  Computer & printer
•  Foam adhesive dots
•  Paper glue
Pencil, ruler, scissors

*KI Memories “Bloom” paper was used for this project.

Note: For product information, see end of article.

STEP 1: Cover box. Open gable box. Place box on patterned paper. Trace all sides, cut out. Glue paper to box. Cover handles in same way.

STEP 2: Make door. Cut a 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" piece of white cardstock. Glue to center front of house, having bottom edges even. Cut a 2" x 3" piece from red cardstock. For handle, punch a 1/16" hole on right side of red cardstock 1 1/2" down from top. Insert brad in hole. Center and glue red cardstock to white cardstock.

STEP 3: Make windows. Cut two 2 1/2" squares from white cardstock. Cut two 1 3/4" squares from yellow cardstock. Center and glue yellow pieces on white pieces. Glue one window on each side of door. Note: Top of window should be 1" higher than top of door. For awnings, cut two 1" x 2" pieces from pattern paper. Round corners on bottom. Glue only top edge of awnings to top of window.

STEP 4: Make roof. Cut a 7 1/2" x 8 1/2" from both white cardstock and pattern paper. Glue together. Fold to 3 3/4" x 8 1/2".

STEP 5: Make fence. Cut twenty 1/2" x 1 3/4" pieces from white cardstock. Start on sides of door and attach strips vertically to front and sides of house 1/4" apart using foam dots. Cut four 1/4" x 8" white pieces from white cardstock. Glue bottom strip horizontally over vertical strips 1/4" from bottom of house. Glue top strip horizontally over vertical strips 1 1/4" from bottom of house.

STEP 6: Finish. Place roof on house. For tag, p unch scallop circle from brown cardstock. Use computer to print “Welcome to the neighborhood” on white cardstock. Punch out with 2 ½" circle punch. Glue white circle to brown circle. Punch a hole in top of tag with 1/16" circle punch. Insert 1/8" ribbon through hole. Make a loop and tie ends together. Insert ¼" ribbon through loop. Tie in a bow around handles of house.


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House Gift Boxes

comment By aevans @ Wednesday, January 05, 2011 3:35 PM
Where do I find the house box

comment By tmartin2 @ Tuesday, January 25, 2011 11:23 AM
I got mine at uline. I had to buy them in a case of 100. Then I split with friends.. You can also do a google search for gable boxes to find them sold in singles.

Here is ulines link.

comment By huddleston @ Sunday, May 10, 2015 4:01 PM
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