DIY Holiday Ornament and Gift Box

Create a DIY Holiday Ornament and Gift Box

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to make a DIY Holiday Ornament which will be perfect for Christmas tree decoration during the holiday season. Or perhaps a great gift for family and friends. Click here to download the free templates and make one yourself today!

How to Create a DIY Holiday Ornament and Gift Box in 4 Easy Steps

There are 4 basic steps to this project. Watch the video to see how it’s done and follow along with the detailed instructions below.

STEP 1: Assemble your materials

STEP 2: Get your image ready

STEP 3: Cut out the image

STEP 4: Assemble the ornament/gift box


Assemble your materials

You will need the following materials for this project:

  • Cube and Cutout Box template on the cardstock
  • Scissors and knife
  • Ruler
  • Paper clip or needle
  • String
  • Tape and double-sided tape
  • Battery LED candle (optional)


Get your image ready

  • Download a free trial of PaintShop Pro if you don’t already have one.
  • Download our free Cube and Cutout box templates here
  • Open the template in PaintShop Pro
  • Find the photos you like and copy/paste them to appropriate layers in PaintShop Pro.
  • Resize and rotate your photos as needed to fit the template.


Cut out the image

  • Print out the template on a cardstock or a thicker paper
  • Cut the image out with scissors or a knife
  • For the gift box, remember to cut out the slit


Assemble the ornament/gift box

  • Fold the template along the dotted lines as shown int he video.
  • Apply double-sided tape to all the side-tabs
  • Now we can fold the template into a box
  • For the Gift Box:
    • Remember to tuck the handles into the slit
    • Then tuck the lid inside.
    • And…Voila!
  • For the Holiday Ornament:
    • Leave the lid on first and use a needle to poke a hole in it.
    • Thread a string into the hole and tape it on the lid
    • Put a battery LED candle inside the box
    • Close and glue the lid
    • And…Voila!

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