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Gift boxes for your tree
When I was a little girl my mother taught me how to make these cute little boxes out of cards. What I love about these is that its a great way to keep those old cards that are important to you, and to use them in your holiday decor, or to hold specal keepsakes in.

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  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Christmas Card Boxes - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by cutting your card in half.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Christmas Card Boxes - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold your card up a half inch or less (depending on how large or small you want your box to be. Repeat this first fold on all 4 sides.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Christmas Card Boxes - Step 3
    Step 3

    Next fold all of your sides a second time.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Christmas Card Boxes - Step 4
    Step 4

    To make it easier to visualize, I marked my 4 folds so you can see what you should have.

    Cut the first fold up to the second fold line on 4 of your sides. Be sure you are mirror repeating your cuts. Which way you decide to cut your box will also determine the shape of your box.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Christmas Card Boxes - Step 5
    Step 5

    Puttl your two cut sides up and tuck them in.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Christmas Card Boxes - Step 6
    Step 6

    You'll be able to pull your side up over the cut sides and fold over to form your box.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Christmas Card Boxes - Step 7
    Step 7

    Pinch down and either glue or staple in place.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Christmas Card Boxes - Step 8
    Step 8

    You should now have the bottom of your box. To make the top of your box, repeat the same process making sure you are cutting your sides at the exact same place. To make sure you get a good fit, make your folds a slight bit smaller than you did witht he bottom so it fits snuggly over your bottom.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Christmas Card Boxes - Step 9
    Step 9

    And you're done!

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Christmas Card Boxes - Step 10
    Step 10

    Add some ribbon around your boxes and use hooks to hang on your tree or put small gifts in your boxes for stocking stuffers or gift card holders.

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