Wednesday, January 28, 2015

DIY Round Gift Boxes

Hello everyone,
I'm here to share some gift boxes this time. These are totally made from scratch using dies as a base. I have a small pictorial on how I went about creating them. These are pretty easy to make once you have practiced with atleast one of them. For the tutorial on how to make them, I googled it and found a quite easy video on YouTube though the lady in the video used SVG cut files to make hers. The process is same. Here's a look at my boxes :

My second box which I made :

 Closer view of the box :

The first box I made was in White :
How it looks when opened

A close up of the details :

A small pictorial of the dies used to make the box :
The strip is handcut and it measures approximately 10 inch by 3 inch. I have scored at the half inch mark and cut small slits to make it easy to adhere it on the round base.

I ended up making not one, but two of these boxes as the first one was my practice go and the second one, my finished product. Though, as it is usual, I ended up loving the first one more than the other  which is the White and pink box.

To make the base of these boxes, I die cut 4 circles, mine are 3 inches in size and you will need two doily dies for the upper and lower halves. (This is totally optional). You will need an approximately 10 inch by 2 inch paper strip for the base and for the lid you can use a 10 inch by 3 inch paper strip as the lid of the box has to be a bit larger than your base for your box to fit/close properly.

The flowers on my boxes are handmade using two of my favorite dies from Cheery Lynn- Medium Tea Rose and Gardenia Strip and the two doilies that I have used are also from Cheery Lynn - Sophie's Heart Mini die being my all time favorite!
While one of my box is made using a kraft colored cardstock, the other one is totally pastel with soft colors and a splash of hot pink!! 
Do let me know which one is your favorite among the two. ;)

Supplies used :
Kraft cardstock- Darice, White cardstock- Campap.
Pattern papers- DCWV Fresh Florals Stack.
Dies : Cheery Lynn- Medium Tea Rose, Cheery Lynn Gardenia Strip, Cheery Lynn French Pastry doily die, Cheery Lynn Sophie's Heart Mini doily die, Cheery Lynn Tropical Flourish die, Cheery Lynn Flourish Leaf strip die, Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterflies (Small), Cheery Lynn BAF Embellishments #3 die, Jags Circle dies, Papertrey Ink Filigree Border die.
Embossing folder- Provocraft Swiss Dots folder.
Inks- Distress inks- Picked Raspberry, Vintage Photo. Distress Stains- Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Distress Stain Spray- Picket fence, Lindys Stamp Gang Hottie Patottie Hot Pink spray.
Golden and White Pollens, Leaves, Hat pins, Rose buds, Tulle, Pearls, Golden strips.

Challenges entered :
Cheery Lynn- Anything goes ( Winner! )
Lulupu- 3D with Dies ( Made it to Top 3 )
SSS- Anything Goes
613 Create Avenue- Anything Goes with Twist ( I have used Patterned paper, die-cut, dry embossing, flower and ribbon (tulle).


  1. Stunning. ..beautiful boxes and more so wonderfully embellished. I love the 2nd one..Hussena. Hugs.

  2. Hussena, your boxes are wonderful, especially the fabulous floral tops! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  3. Hi Hussena,I love making these little boxes and they are addictive to make so I can see why you made 2. Love your choice of Cheery Lynn dies used and your flowers are exquisite. My favourite I think is your Kraft box.....hard choice ! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

  4. Beautiful and creative, best regards

  5. Both boxes are absolutely gorgeous, Hussena!! You decorated them so beautifully!! I love all of the details!! They are fabulous!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. WoWWW....These gift boxes are absolutely gorgeous. Loved all the floral arrangement you have done....Your work is amazing!! n Thanks for the tutorial :)

  7. These are so dainty and lovely - i really adore the pink one! It would be the perfect way to dress up a gift!

  8. Both boxes are so lovely...As always floral clusters are awesome!!! Love them totally!!!

  9. Lovely tutorial and I,m a big fan of your flowers and the shades you choose. Thanks for sharing with Cheery Lynn challenge. Best of luck.

  10. Boxes are gorgeous, Hussena!! Love!
    Thanks for showing how you made the boxes from scratch. You have decorated them wonderfully!! loving your flowers as always :)

  11. Absolutely gorgeous box! WOW look at those details on the flowers and the doily!

  12. Very beautiful work Hussena. Awesome creativity :) I always admire your roses, they are very beautifully made :)

  13. So gorgeous...........I love the how you play around with the colors Hussena.Thanks for sharing with us at Lulupu Challenge#45.Good Luck!

  14. Hussena this box is absolutely gorgeous. The floral arrangement on top is really striking. Great tutorial. Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Design challenge, Good Luck to you.

  15. I love these! You did an Amazing job! Thank you for joining Cheery Lynn Challenges! Good Luck!

  16. Very nicely done! Thanks for the detail on how you constructed the project! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create! We love seeing you in the neighborhood.
    Chana, Owner

  17. I saw these boxes first on Facebook but had to hop by to have another look today :) at the adorable flower cluster on top.

  18. Loved the DIY box!! and that lovely flower cluster on the top! I have always loved your handmade flowers! and I do admit, that they are drool worthy :)

    Thank you for joining us at the Lulupu challenge #45. Good Luck!


  19. I loved both, specially the color combo and your beautiful handmade blooms .

  20. what a beautiful project! thank you so much for playing a long with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  21. Wow,I am stunning,Happy to see this site.Its really amazing.
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  22. Oh my goodness ! you are so incredibly creative