Gift-giving season is almost here! I am always excited to find new and fun ways to wrap gifts for those I love. If you are looking for a pretty, personalized way to give gifts this year, why not consider adding a little bit of embroidery charm? This little embroidered paper gift box DIY is actually very simple to make, and a fun way to give a special gift.
First, cut your cardstock to a perfect square. Then, following the instructions that come with the gift box punch board, punch and crease all of the lines needed for creating your gift box DIY. For mine, I started with a 8″ x 8″ square piece of paper. The instructions that come with the board are very easy to follow and, after making a few boxes, you will be able to create boxes very quickly.
To create the monogram, I first punched holes in the cardstock using a stencil as a guide. You can easily punch these holes with a needle but it is important that you have a spongy material beneath you as you work, like a mouse pad.
Punch the holes for your monogram in one of the 4 squares around the outside of the paper. If needed, first fold your gift box DIY so that you can see where the monogram will end up.
Grab your embroidery thread and start stitching. You can, of course, embroider any image or type of letter. I went with an outline of a letter. Too many stitches close together is not a good idea when stitching on paper.
And finally, fold and put together your paper box once again following the directions that come with the punch board. I love these boxes because they are cute, perfectly square and when finished have the most adorable “Chinese Takeout” tops.
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Nancy is the play-at-home mom of 3 little ones, ages 3 and under. When she gets a chance she blogs at dosmallthingswithlove.com about the intersection of motherhood and creativity. She has a special passion for embroidery, something she has been doing and experimenting with since she was a girl. A farm girl at heart, she now lives in Minneapolis and enjoys gardening, reading, stitching, traveling and painting. Most any day you can find her with a baby on her hip, barefoot, chasing her kids around the yard and eating beans fresh out of the garden.