Some gifts are a little difficult to wrap. You use regular wrapping paper to cover it but you end up with a bulky, “a child wrapped this” look that is not attractive. But, an ordinary gift box tends to be somewhat flat and shallow. That won’t work for certain gifts. Of course, you can always purchase gift boxes that you easily assemble yourself but these can be a little costly. Instead, make a nice gift box that can hold any number of odd-shaped presents and it will cost very little to create.
Thin cardboard works well to create a box for holding a jar candle, a stuffed animal, a small statuette or another hard-to-wrap gift. It’s really very easy to make a pyramid-shaped box that’s unique in every way. Choose a piece of gift wrap, scrapbook paper, foil or even fabric to cover the cardboard. You can instantly create nearly any theme for the box by using scrapbook paper. With it, you can make pyramid boxes for holidays, birthdays, graduations, weddings, baby showers and more.
Use a product box, square of cardboard or something similar to make the base for the pyramid. This piece can be as large or small as you want, depending on the size you want the pyramid to be, but should be perfectly square. Lay the square on the cardboard and draw around it.
Cut a triangle from paper or cardboard. This piece will be used to make the sides of the pyramid. The base of this triangle should be the same size as one side of the square. The sides of the pyramid can be as long as you want, depending upon how tall you want the pyramid to be. Cut the triangular piece and lay the base of it against one side of the square. Draw around it. Do this to all four sides, positioning the triangle, then drawing around it.
Cut out the shape which is four triangles with a square in the middle of them. Lay this shape on the chosen paper and draw around it. Use decoupage or white glue to attach the paper to the cardboard. Place heavy objects, like books, on the paper as it dries to prevent wrinkling.
Fold one triangle by bending the cardboard right where the base of the triangle meets one side of the square. Open the triangle back up, do the same to the next one, and so on. After all four of the lines are bent and creased, pull the four triangles upwards, and bring their points together at the top.
From the inside, secure three of the four side seams of the pyramid. Place the gift inside the box and close the last panel. Use clear tape to secure it. The unusual pyramid box is perfect for holding many different things that are otherwise difficult to wrap!