Holiday Card Boxes
-old holiday cards (blank or written in it doesn't matter)
-ruler or straight edge (I used a book)
-pen or pencil
Step 1. Tear your card in half down the fold line. Draw an "X" on the card by drawing a straight line from corner to corner.
Step 2. Taking your top first (half with the design) fold all edges to the center of the "X". Crease these folds firmly.
Step 4. Fold the two shorter side pieces into the middle of the box and then fold the end piece over the two side pieces. Tape this down to secure it. Repeat this step for the opposite side. This form the lid to your box.
Step 5. Repeat steps for the bottom of the box with the exception that when you fold to the center "X" you will want to fold just slightly over the center (as pictured; in order to make the inside of the box a tiny bit smaller so it will fit inside).
Also I trimmed a little off the bottom of some cards before splitting them in half...this made for more square boxes. I love the variety you can get...unfortunately I didn't save any last year so these are all from the same box/style.