Hexagonal gift boxes

 

Hexagonal Gift boxes

 

If you live in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Peru, Switzerland, Canada, Belgium or Brazil (along with a host of other countries) it’s coming up to Mothers Day. Stumped as to a gift idea? Why not make or bake your mum something sweet and nestle it in a cute hexagon gift box?

 I’ve had a bit of fun messing around with watercolour splodges and have come up with a couple of templates for you to download and make up. Or you can download the blank template and decorate as you wish!

Hexagonal Gift boxes

 

For this project you’ll need:
Adhesive or double-sided tape
The thickest A4 card stock you can put through your printer (mine takes 200gsm, but check your printer for details)
Scissors, scalpel or exacto knife
Some decorative ribbon (I’ve marked cutouts to allow for 10mm wide ribbon)
Some paints, crayons, pencils or other decorative materials (if working with the blank template)

 

Hexagonal Gift boxes

 

The templates make up 2 sized boxes 72mm wide in diameter (point to point) x 60mm high
and 90mm wide in diameter (point to point) x 43mm high

 You could easily scale them up and print on A3 card if you required them to be larger.

 

Hexagonal Gift boxes

 

For the ones above I did some quick watercolour scribbles and added handwritten notes in white pencil (white charcoal pencil to be exact). But the sky is the limit. You could bedazzle, embroider, paint, draw… whatever you’d like! This would be rather a lovely project to work on with a small child as you could cut it out and they could decorate the box as they wish and with a little help from you, assemble it.

 

Hexagonal Gift boxes

 

Print and cut out your desired template. I cut my templates out using my Graphtec cutter/ plotter but it’s not a difficult template to cut out by hand.

 

Hexagonal Gift boxes

 

If you’ve printed out the plain template, now is the time to get scribbling and decorating to your hearts content!

 

Hexagonal Gift boxes

 

Fold along each of the dotted lines and glue the edge tab to the underside of the opposing panel to create the hexagonal shape.

 

Hexagonal Gift boxes

 

If you need a ‘base’ in your gift box for heavier gifts, glue one set of the top tabs and gift box lids together for extra support as shown (I used strong double-sided tape).

 

Hexagonal Gift boxes

 

To attach the ribbon, glue the ribbon to the underside of the tab shown and thread through the ribbon slot as shown.

 

Hexagonal Gift boxesHexagonal Gift boxes

 

Then thread through the corresponding ribbon slot in the lid, pulling though and aligning the lid and tabs. Repeat on both sides and tie into a pretty bow.

 

Hexagonal Gift boxes

 

And there you have it. Pretty hexagonal gift boxes ready for your gift!

 

Hexagonal Gift boxes

 

Download the 72 x 60 patterned gift box here (67mb)
Download the 72 x 60 plain gift box here (67mb)
Download the 90 x 43 patterned gift box here (112mb)
Download the 90 x 43 plain gift box here (112mb)

Apologies for the large size files and so slow load times. I am still trying to find a way to reduce them further.

 


My templates and tutorials are free for personal use only.

Hexagonal Gift boxes

 

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