At times we choose to stay away from work and world outside to spend some ideal time with family and children at home. Good food, good music and good talks are some of the basic necessities that we often miss from our day to day life. Being at home with family on a leisure day we create such good moments where we share thoughts and try to be creative for the children to learn something useful out of everything. Some good reads from a collection of short stories for children keep them busy in their fantasy world whereas some good crafts make them active for rest of the day. Here is a great craft idea on how to recycle gift boxes into an organiser in 60 minutes.

Materials required:

  • Determination, concentration, patience and 60 minutes
  • 32 x 22 x 10 cms Gift Boxes
  • Card Board Sheets
  • Black Chart Paper sheets
  • Brown Paper Sheets
  • Coloured Tissue Paper Sheets or Gift Wrapping Paper Sheets
  • Glue
  • Paper Board Cutter
  • Other Stationary Stuffs: Scale, Pencil

    10 Easy steps to create an organiser with 32 x 22 x 10 cms Gift Boxes:

    Before you proceed to create an organiser you need to know the purpose of making it. Whether the idea is to store semi-precious jewellery and cosmetics for regular use or keep stationary items, medicines and bills you need to know the compact size of the organiser along with number of chest of drawers. To create a simple organiser for any of the above purposes you need 3-4 gift boxes, 3-4 card board sheets each measuring 60.96 x 91.44 cms, 2 black chart paper sheets, 2 brown paper sheets and 3 coloured tissue paper sheets each measuring 50 x 75 cms.

    Black Rectangle Matt Laminated Gift Boxes - 2 Pieces

    Image 1: Black Rectangle Matt Laminated Gift Boxes - 2 Pieces

    Gold Rectangle Gloss Laminated Gift Boxes - 2 Pieces

    Image 2: Gold Rectangle Gloss Laminated Gift Boxes - 2 Pieces

    Step 1:

    Take a card board sheet. With a pencil draw a rectangle measuring 32.3 x 10.5 cms in the centre. Now draw to extend the breadth on both the sides to further 22.1 cm respectively to form two more rectangles measuring 32.3 x 22.1 cms. Extend the length on both the sides of the rectangle in the centre to form two more rectangles measuring 10.5 x 22.1 cms. Keep a gap of 2.54 cm or 1 inch from the outer edges of the rectangles (leaving the centre).

    Step 2:

    With a paper board cutter now cut the extended outer edges of the rectangles. Score gently with the paper board cutter the inner edges of the rectangles to fold all the sides precisely. Allow glue on all the extended 2.54 cm sides. Now paste the rectangles to form a box having one side open, which measures 32.3 x 10.5 cms.

    Step 3:

    Take one gift box and try to insert it in the box you just made it. If your measurements are correct then the gift box will smoothly fit in it. Now create 3 more rectangular boxes having the same dimensions and one side open in the similar way.

    Step 4:

    Leaving the space opened, outside of the base and whole of inside of the box made from chard board sheet, cover and paste rest of the sides of the box with brown paper sheet. Similar way do it for rest 3 boxes.

    Step 5:

    Now paste each of these boxes on top of each other to form a chest measuring an approximate height of 43.5 cms, length 32.3 cms and width 22.1 cms.

    Step 6:

    Leaving the outside of the base, inside, front and back side of the chest, cover and paste rest of the sides with the choice of coloured tissue paper sheet or gift wrapping paper sheet.

    Step 7:

    Now take one gift box and paste inside a black chart paper. In one of the 32 x 10 cms sides of the gift box paste the choice of coloured tissue paper sheet or gift wrapping paper sheet, which is going to be the front side of the organiser.

    Step 8:

    Measure the centre of the front side of the gift box. From the point of centre, measure 5.08 cm on your left and right respectively and mark it with a pencil to make two holes. Insert a ribbon to make a handle.

    Step 9:

    Follow step 7 and 8 for rest 3 boxes.

    Step 10:

    Now place to fit all the gift boxes in its respective blocks inside the chest.

    Your organiser is now ready to use.

    You may also like to read: How to Make a Simple Tissue Paper Lamp Shade for an elegant home decor?

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