Adorable, easy to make felt gift boxes, perfect for Valentine’s day, or any other sweet occasion.
I had some left over felt from a project and inspired to make a couple of cute gift boxes for Valentine’s day coming up. They would be perfect to fit jewelry, candy or little trinkets.
What you’ll need for the project:
- Hot glue gun
- Cardstock Paper
- Rhinestones (or a button or other piece for center)
1. First trace and cut out the patterns from the felt. You will need to cut 1 top, 1 bottom & 8 flowers. You can download the patterns for the project here: FELT BOX & FLOWER PDF PATTERNS. If you print them without scaling, the boxes will be 3 inches wide and about 3 inches tall with the flower on top. You can print the .pdfs to a different scale to size the box differently.
2. Glue the box bottom edges together as well as the box top edges. You will want to fold the triangle in from the edges and then attach them to the inside of the adjacent edge. See diagram.
3. Fold and hot glue the petals into the sizes needed. Follow the OLD TSHIRT FLOWERS tutorial for step by step instruction on how to fold the petals for the flower.
4. Glue the petals directly onto the felt box top – start by gluing the 4 quarter pieces in a circle around the center point, touching in the middle. Next, the 3 “third” pieces, then finally the center piece. Give the whole piece a good pinch in the middle for a minute to make sure the glue sticks and secure.
5. Glue rhinestones onto the center of the flower. You could opt for a button like on the old t-shirt flowers as well. Depends on the style you are going for.
6. Cut 2 3inch x 3inch squares from the cardstock and stick them into the top and bottom. This will help keep the edges straighter and the box a bit sturdier.
Next time I am at the store I am going to pick up a few more colors of felt to see what mismatched color felt flower top boxes would look like. What are you giving people for Valentine’s day? How are you packaging it?