you will need:
a square greeting card (recycle!)
pair of scissors
Separate the front and the back of the card, and work on the front part:
On the reverse side, draw a line from corner to corner to find the middle
Fold the corners into the middle making a new square.
fold the side edges into the middle and back out again. You will now have a square fold mark inside the square (see my cheesy diagram)
cut along the fold lines as shown by the green lines in my cheesy diagram, on two opposite sides only, and open up the inside flaps.
Lift the remaining sides up into a box shape and tuck the inside flaps in
now make the bottom for you box in the same way. The bottom will need to be slightly smaller, so cut about 5 mm off two adjoining sides, to make a slightly smaller square before repeating the steps. The glossy texture of most cards will make for a nice tight fitting yet smoothly opening box.
think of a great way to use these boxes, I have used them to contain small expensive gifts, home made sweets, and 24 of them in a heap with sweets chocolates, handwritten jokes, handmade trinkets etc.. make for a great 'advent calendar'
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