Years ago, a friend taught me how to make these–it’s one of those projects that seems difficult, until you make one all the way through, and then you realize how simple it really is! These are especially easy to make in quantity, as the assembly line process works well with them. Mine are embellished, but how pretty would these be simply made with a shiny metallic paper?
These are tiny little boxes, only 2 inches square, but you can make them larger (or even smaller). Each box will need a 6 inch square for the box, and a 3 inch square for the lid. I’d recommend nothing heavier than a cover weight a paper.
Fold each 6 inch square in thirds (2 inches in) from each side, making a 9 grid of folds.
Line up each of the 4 corners at the 2 inch fold and slice them off.
Add whatever fun bits and bobs you like–or leave them clean and simple. I used rubber stamps, washi tape, ric rac, seam binding, jute, die cuts . . . and for a little extra personalization, coordinating tags with collage images, attached with oiled brass safety pins.