Free Gift Packaging Tutorials and Projects, Including Free Templates

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    Make Your Own Custom Gift Packaging With Free Templates

    20 Handmade Gift Packaging Tutorials. Kate Pullen

    Gift packaging is simple to make and is ideal for decorating with rubber stamps. These make quick rubber stamping projects that are fun to make and give a lovely personal touch to a gift. 

    Making your own gift wrap is ideal when you are looking for something a little different. It is also a great way to save money. Many types of gift packaging can be created from cheap or recycled products. Craft paper (kraft paper), plain cardstock, and general odds and ends of craft materials, such as ribbons and other embellishments, are all that is required to create great gift wrap. Simply decorate this with your favorite rubber stamps!

    See the following pages for lots of tutorials with free printable templates to get you started.

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    Make an Easy Gift Bag for Any Occasion

    Make an Easy Gift Bag. Kate Pullen

    This easy-to-make gift bag is perfect for decorating and customizing with rubber stamps. Simply add a rubber stamped image to the front of the bag or decorate the paper or cardstock with stamped images before making the bag. Add ribbon or cord for handles and use a sticker to close the bag. This paper gift bag is easy to adapt and vary and can be created in many different sizes.

    Design Tip: Make this gift bag from kraft paper, decorate with bold stamps and add some flowers to make striking decorations. And don't forget the gift tags.

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    Folded Paper Gift Tray With Free Template

    Gift Tray or Basket. Kate Pullen

    The folded paper tray or gift basket is perfect for presenting a wide range of gifts. This would work particularly well as a way of presenting handmade food gifts such as handmade candies or cookies. It will be a great way to present bath time treats. The template is available in two sizes. The stitching is a great way to add an attractive handmade finish to the basket.

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    Handbag Gift Bag Tutorial and Template

    Handbag Gift Bag. Kate Pullen

    This is a fun gift bag that is perfect for packaging gifts of all types. Customize this bag by changing the colors and pattern of the paper to make it suitable for any occasion. Our free template is available for you to download to make this handbag gift bag.

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    Pillow Box Tutorial and Template

    Make and customize a pillow box. Kate Pullen

     Pillow boxes are a versatile form of gift packaging. This template will make pillow boxes in two sizes, however you can also resize the template on your printer or using a photocopier

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    Owl Gift Bag Topper

    Owl Gift Bag Topper Template. Kate Pullen

     This free printable owl topper is a great way to top a simple paper gift bag! Color the owl with marker pens or cut the owl from decorative paper and create a paper layering effect.

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    Easy Folded Paper Gift Box

    Folded Paper Gift Box. Kate Pullen

    These simple gift boxes are simple to make and are perfect for housing a special gift. Decorate the boxes with a few well placed stamped images or stamp the paper first for an all over design.

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    Make a Flat Folder

    Make a Flat Folder. Kate Pullen

     Flat square items such as cds, small books or photographs can easily be housed in this quick-to-make flat folder. Make these simple folders from two different colored pieces of paper to emphasize the design. These are easy to rubber stamp and can be created to match or complement other items such as greeting cards and other gift wrap. This is so easy to make and our free printable template makes it even easier!

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    Simple Paper Basket

    Easy Paper Basket. Kate Pullen

     This is a quick and simple basket to make. It is formed from two circles of paper and is perfect for decorating with rubber stamps and other embellishments. This is great for presenting gifts for a variety of occasions and is particularly suited to Easter.

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    Really Easy Paper Basket

    Quick Gift Basket. Kate Pullen

     This is a simple basket to make and while we've used it as an Easter basket as you can see in the photo, this basket will adapt to a wide variety of other occasions and can hold a range of gifts. Vary the theme of the basket by using different papers, colors and embellishments.

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    Make Heart Box - With Free Template

    Make a Heart Box - Free Printable Template. Kate Pullen

     Make this heart shaped gift box for Valentine's Day, weddings or simply to show someone that you love them! This box is quick and easy to make using this free printable template.

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    Make a Seed Envelope - With Free Template

    Make a Seed Envelope - With Free Template. Kate Pullen

     Use this seed envelope template to make a custom envelope to package seeds. This can be used in other ways, for instance to hold a card or personal note. The template is perfect for customizing with rubber stamps and other embellishments.


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    'Almost Origami' Folded Paper Basket

    Almost Origami Basket. Kate Pullen

    This cute folded paper basket is perfect for Easter or other special occasions. The basket will hold a few candies or other small gifts. There are two options for making this cute basket.


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    Make DIY Stamped Gift Wrap

    Make Gift Wrap. Kate Pullen

     Gift wrap is simple to make. Use a roll of craft paper and some rubber stamps to create your own unique gift wrapping paper. This is a project that is also great for children! Foam stamps are a good alternative to 'normal' rubber stamps as they typically have larger and more bold images. Foam stamps can be used with paint with great effect.

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    Collection of Mini Gift Box Templates

    This Collection of Mini Gift Boxes is Ideal for Many Occasions. Kate Pullen

    This collection of small gift or favor box templates are suitable for a variety of occasions. These small boxes are variations on two designs. One is folded from a single piece of paper, the other is formed from two pieces. These are tiny gift boxes, however the template can be resized on your computer or using a photocopier.

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    Dome Box Tutorial and Tempalte

    Dome Box Tutorial and Template. Kate Pullen

    This cute box is ideal for packing a few special chocolates or other small gifts. This box is simple to adapt and can be used for many occasions. Our free printable template will help you create this box in no time.

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    Icicle Box Tutorial and Template

    Icicle Gift Box - With Free Template. Kate Pullen

    This is an attractive box that also makes a pretty ornament, our free template makes creating this box a breeze! Add beads or ribbons for a stunning finish. This is another version of this template, with a raised lid that can be used as a decorative feature - Raised Lid Icicle Box

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    Basic Gift Box Template

    Basic Gift Box. Kate Pullen

    This basic gift box template is extremely versatile and can be used in a wide variety of ways. This is quick to make and perfect for a wide variety of occasions.


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    Twist Top Favor Box

    Twist Top Favor Box Template. Kate Pullen

    This pretty box is a tad fiddly to make, however the end results are well worth the effort. Our free template will help you make these boxes for any occasion.

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    Exploding Box Template and Tutorial

    Exploding Box Tutorial and Template. Kate Pullen

     These boxes look great and they are surprisingly easy to make. Learn how to create your own exploding gift box with our tutorial and free printable template.

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    Don't forget to check out these collections of free digital stamps which you can print out and add to your projects: