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Make Free Printable Boxes for a Range of Miniature Gift and Storage Purposes


Make all kinds of small printable boxes with these instructions. There are seasonal boxes for Halloween, Valentine's and Christmas, as well as sets of boxes for storage or for small gifts for any time of year. The origami style folded box instructions can be used to recycle cards or calendars into boxes with or without lids. Sets of the Christmas boxes can be used for Advent calendars, while the larger printable Valentine's boxes are great for wedding favors.

If you want to make your boxes to suit a particular colour scheme for a party, use the printables as templates for your favorite paper or card stock.

1. Printable Storage Box Set

Set of six printable storage boxes set in a simple wooden case.
Photo © 2011 Lesley Shepherd

This set of printable storage boxes fits a wooden case for use as storage drawers. Mix or match the patterns, and change the size of the shelf to make an advent calendar or a larger holder for your stash of miniatures.

2. Printable Miniature Gingerbread and Holly Wreath Boxes

A printable miniature holly wreath topped box with silver ribbon and a gingerbread house shaped box.
Photo ©2008 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

These two sets of printable boxes make great containers for small gifts or packaging for miniature decorations. Number the set of printable gingerbread boxes and line them up on a shelf or mantle for an easy advent calendar. The wreath boxes can also be used for an advent calendar, or to wrap small presents or miniatures for seasonal gifts.

3. Fold a Simple Lidded Storage Box

Easily folded paper or card boxes hold a variety of supplies to organize drawers of miniatures.
Photo copyright 2008 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

Learn to fold origami style boxes and lids with these clear photo instructions and you'll be able to make all kinds of small paper boxes from recycled paper, cards and calendars. This set of instructions comes with a printable version of a box and lid with labels so you can test the method. The printable boxes require a letter or A4 sized sheet of paper.

4. Printable Miniature Coffin Box

Printable miniature coffin box made of paper which contains a dolls house scale plastic skeleton
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Use these easy to make printable miniature coffin boxes for party invitations or as place cards full of small treats. They also work for gothic weddings! The boxes are roughly six inches long, sized to fit common plastic skeleton decorations, and they can be used alone or with a string of led lights to make garlands.

5. Printable Miniature Pumpkin Boxes

Miniature pumpkin boxes have been assembled and filled with candy treats as party favors.
Photo ©2008 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

The printable pumpkin boxes come in two styles and two sizes, one with a Jack O'Lantern face for Halloween and another plain for Thanksgiving. Use them for small treats, as place cards or as party favors for Halloween.

6. Printable Miniature Cottage and Rose Wreath Box

Free printable favor and gift boxes designed with rose garlands or as a stone cottage.
Photo copyright 2009 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

These tiny Cottage and Rose Garland Boxes can be used year round for small gifts. Imagine the cute cottage filled with a key, jewellery or other small items. They also make great packages for special miniatures you've made.

7. Printable Heart Boxes

Printable miniature heart shaped boxes in a variety of dollhouse scales.
Photo ©2008 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

These plain heart shaped boxes in pink, silver, or red and gold, make great favor boxes for weddings, or containers for a single chocolate or other candies. Make the 1:6 scale boxes for storing real treats, the smaller boxes are great for miniature scenes. Another set of Victorian Heart Boxes is also available with chocolate box style scenes on the tops.

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