Corrugated boxes are extensively used in many everyday activities. They are different from a cardboard box mainly in the terms of strength. It is made by using a corrugated paperboard which contains rows of the air column. This provides flexibility and strength for it to withstand pressure and heavy load. Due to being lightweight they can be easily stored and transported. Moreover, they are eco-friendly to use, as the material can be easily recycled. According to a figure, six million tons of corrugated boxes are recycled each year mainly from grocery stores.
The corrugated paper can be easily used to make a corrugated gift box. You can make it of your desired size and present your gifts to the loved ones. You just need to follow some simple steps to make a corrugated gift box. It will provide an interesting experience.
- Corrugated paper
- Half pearl, fancy ribbon, wrapping sheet etc for decoration
Step 1: Drawing Circles For Base And Lid
First of all, draw circles of equal diameter on a cardboard using a compass and cut it down. You can change the shape according to the gift box you want to design. These will serve the base and upper lid for your corrugated box. Then cover it with the required corrugated paper from both sides and apply glue to fasten.
Step 2: Prepare The Folding
Next step is to make the cylindrical folding i.e. the main body for a corrugated gift box. For this purpose take a corrugated paper and mark the lines with the pencil from where it is to be cut. Use sharp scissors to cut it into a rectangle shape. Its size should be according to the length of the box.
Step 3: Glue Up The Body And Base
The next step is to join all the parts of the box using glue. First turn the corrugated paper (made in step 2) in a circular way. Apply adhesive at its vertical corner to fix it. Now fit the circle (made in step1) at the lower end of the cylindrical body. Make sure that the circle is of the correct size and fit exactly into the body. Apply glue and leave it to dry. Now your gift box has a base.
Step 4: Put On The Lid
The fourth step is to place the lid at the top of the box. This will give a complete look to your gift box. Apply adhesive in between the lid and cylindrical body and let it dry. Make sure that you fix the lid in a way that it can easily get open to place the gift inside.
Step 5: Decorate The Box
The last step is to decorate the box as you wish. There are many ideas to make it decorative. You can use festive ribbons, glitter, and pearls etc. First, cover it with some wrapping sheet if needed. Use decorative tapes, ribbons, pearls, and glitter to give it a pretty look. An easy way to make a corrugated gift box is shown in the link below:
Making such corrugated boxes at home is always a fun. But if someone doesn’t get time, another option is to buy it online. Different wholesale manufacturers provide the facility of customized corrugated which exactly fits your need. Such custom corrugated boxes are preferred for their durability and strength. They can be prepared in any size and shape. They are not only used as gift boxes but also for packing cosmetics, and other retail and food items. Corrugated boxes prove the best carriers for products as well as give a better look to your items inside.