Small boxes created from paper or cardstock are simple to make. Left plain they are attractive and versatile containers, however with the addition of a few embellishments they really come alive! This cute butterfly box has been made from sheets of decorative scrapbook paper. I embellished this with three decoupage butterflies that match the paper design. I added stamped butterfly images to the inside of the box to follow the butterfly theme.
This box is very simple to make and can easily be adapted. I picked butterflies as the theme as I liked the idea of having butterflies 'flying' from the lid. Other themes such as birds or flowers would also work well. Take a look through your paper stash and stamp collection to see what you have available!
How to Make a Butterfly Box
I used designer decorative paper to make this box, however this would also work well with your own handstamped papers.
Materials required to make this box:
- 2 squares of decorative paper
- Decoupage embellishments
- Craft wire (.3mm)
- Adhesive tape, glue, scissors and basic craft supplies
Make a paper box following these step by step instructions - How to Make a Folded Box. Stamp, color and cut out butterflies for decorating the inside of the box lid. See the following pages for information about adding the finishing touches to this box.
Supplies used in project shown:
- Paper, decoupage embellishments and stamps - Laura Ashley