Tutorial: Purse style gift boxes

Every woman loves a beautiful purse! And what if the purse is made of paper! And just think, what if there is any gift packed inside a beautiful paper purse! How wonderful, isn't it?

These purse style gift boxes were made to make some women happy and they were packed with chocolates.

Here is a step-by-step tutorial for the purse style gift box.

1. To start with, take a card stock paper of size 10 x 10 inches.

2. Score the lines on 1/2, 4, 6, 9.5 inches.

3. Turn the paper 90 degrees and score lines at 2 1/4 and 7 3/4 inches.

4. Fold the paper on the marked lines, and it will look like in the below picture.

5. Measure the distance of 2 inches from the bottom of each side of the purse, and make a diagonal fold.

6. Also fold in the middle of the sides of the purse, a small pinch.

7. After all the folds, the paper looks like in the below picture.

8. Apply glue on the half inch folds on the outer side of the purse.

9. Stick the paper and it will look like in the below picture.

10. This is how it looks after sticking both the sides.

11. And this is how the inside part of the purse looks like.

12. Next step is to add handles to the purse. Take 2 strips of the size 7 1/2 x 1 inches. With pencil draw handle-like ends  on the strip.

13. Cut on the pencil drawing to make the strip look like a handle.

14. This is how it will look like after sticking the handle on one side of the purse.

15. Apply glue on the triangle-like area as shown in the picture and stick it. Repeat this on all 4 sides.

16. Apply a generous amount of glue under the handle and stick velcro-tape pieces on both the sides.

17. Take a designer paper of your choice and cut 2 parts of size 5 x 2.5 inches.

18. Embellish the purse with some beautiful handmade flowers.

19. TA DA! Purse is ready to be gifted!

Hope you like the tutorial. Do let me know in the comments. Also tell me when are you making one and whom are you gifting it to?


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    1. Thank you so much Manjiri, glad you liked!

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