Decorating gift boxes gives us an opportunity to personalize the gift. With the help of Paper & Packaging — How Life Unfolds ™ campaign, we’re transforming brown kraft boxes into holiday houses!
These practical packages work double duty: You can display them in your home as a modern and whimsical holiday village for the holiday season, then use them as gift boxes when the big day arrives.
Gather your supplies.
Using a ruler and a pencil, draw the outlines of doors and windows, and architectural details on the front flap of your gift box.
Use a utility knife to carefully cut out each detail. Be sure to cut on a cutting mat!
Erase the leftover pencil marks.
Onto the colorful backing! Measure and cut a piece of colored paper just smaller than the face of your gift box.
Build the gift box, then tape this paper to the inside of the box’s front.
Tuck the front flap of the gift box into place, and you’re done!
After building a bunch of these adorable holiday houses, we displayed them on our foyer table as a darling, hilly village. And then we made some by hole-punching a bunch of white office paper!
Psst: To make these paper trees, simply cut out two identical shapes. Cut halfway down from the center-top of one tree and halfway up from the center-bottom of another tree, then slide them together.
There you have it: Charming gift packages *and* a holiday village made of simple brown kraft boxes and paper. Happy gift-giving!