Boxes for Boxing Day!

Happy Boxing Day! In some parts of the world, today is a national holiday. Although there are already several different theories surrounding the origin of Boxing Day, I’d like to suggest a new one for us crafters. How about we celebrate by making boxes? Have you ever tried making a box from paper or chipboard or covering a paper-mâché box with paper? An even easier way is to start with a template. Green Sneakers is offering one lucky reader a chance to win their awesome Box Templates Mega Kit simply by leaving a comment on this post by Tuesday, January 8, 2013. Winners will be announced here on January 9.

Over the years, I’ve made lots of different types of boxes and many were created using a template from Green Sneakers. (If you’ve been making cards for any length of time, you probably already own one of their most well-known templates, the Kreate-a-lope envelope maker.) Here are a few boxes I created using templates from their Mega Kit… who says boxes have to be square?!

Boxes can be made in all sorts of shapes and sizes and can make any gift seem that much more special. The top two were made with templates from the Mega Kit and the bottom two were created using Green Sneaker’s Kreate-a-box template.

Green Sneakers has templates for bags, boxes, and a combo of both… kind of like a shopping bag with a lid.

Here are several more ideas for paper crafting boxes… most are made with a Green Sneakers template, but a few are Favor-It Boxes from Karen Foster Design or paper-mâché boxes that I covered with paper and embellishments.

(Photo collages created using Mosaic Maker from

Don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered into the giveaway.

Hope you have a great Boxing Day!

Alice Golden from Golden Moments (

10 thoughts on “Boxes for Boxing Day!

  1. Hello, i am a collector of bags and boxes !!!!! To be able to make and decorate my own would be awesome….and to be able to make and give as part of a gift is the bestest !!!!

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