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Fold-up Box

This package opens like a blossom.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2004


  • Mat board

  • Ruler

  • Pen or pencil

  • Utility knife

  • Rubber band


  1. Measure a gift's width and height, then draw a cross shape on mat board (center square slightly larger than width, each flap slightly longer than height). Cut out with a utility knife.

  2. Score flaps on the colored side.

  3. Make box top the same way, but with shorter flaps and a center square 1/8 inch bigger on all sides.

  4. Fold all flaps; place gift inside box, and affix top to bottom with a rubber band.

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