Cut Out Paper Flower Bouquet Gift In a Box

In life, there are many times when we give great big gifts for major events. For example, the birth of a child, a niece’s/nephew’s college graduation, or someone’s wedding day.

However, sometimes there are smaller occasions that aren’t as grand as the ones mentioned before but still call for a gift to be given. 

For example, giving someone a small “Get Well Soon” gift while they’re in the hospital, giving someone a token of your gratitude, or simply letting someone know that you’re thinking of them.

What kind of gift should you give in those instances? Did you know the answer could be cut out paper flower ?

bouquet box

Well, the gift needs to be thoughtful but not necessarily expensive. There’s no point in spending a lot of money for a simple occasion. If you’re scratching your head wondering what to give, then look no further!

This article will show you how to make the perfect cut out paper flower bouquet in a box which you can give as a gift. This gift is everything you need, thoughtful, long-lasting, cost effective, and personalized. In fact, if you choose, you can even customize the box. 

bouquet box

As you continue reading this article, you’ll see that this attractive gift is easy to make and doesn’t cost much at all. It’s also just the right size as a modest gift for modest occasions. Let’s just jump right into it. Happy crafting!

Creating the Cut Out Paper Flower Bouquet in a Box

Time Needed to Create : 1.5-2 hours (Depending on your skill level)

Difficulty Level : Average 

Materials:

  • Empty Tissue Box 
  • Glue 
  • Roll of Tape 
  • Cutter 
  • Scissors– 1 Pair
  • Pencil 
  • Eraser

A4 sized Colored Paper:

  • Light Green
  • Dark/Strong Green
  • Strong Blue
  • Light Blue
  • Peach
  • Yellow
  • Red
  • Pink
supplies


  • 1st Step :- First off, we’re going to cut off the top half of the tissue box using the cutter. 
cut tissue box half
cut tissue box half
cut tissue box half


  • 2nd Step :- Next, we’re going to use the light blue colored paper to cover the outside of our box.

Note: You’re welcome to choose any colour you want as the cover for the box, I’m simply using light blue since it’s a very neutral/basic color.

One sheet of A4 sized colored paper is usually enough to cover a standard sized tissue box. 

For starters, place the tissue box in the centre of the colored paper (as shown below) and mark where the corners of the box touch the paper. 

Then cut out the paper’s corners in the shape of squares. 

cover the outside of our box with paper
cut out the paper’s corners


  • 3rd Step :- Depending on the texture of the box you can use either glue or tape to stick the cover onto the tissue box. 

As you can see in the pictures, my tissue box had a glossy texture, so glue wouldn’t really work on it. Some tissue boxes have a rough 

glue or tape tissue box
glue or tape tissue box


  • 4th Step :- Okay. So let’s set aside our box and get started on the flowers. I’m going to start with the pink paper first. Start off by squaring the paper as shown below. 

You’ll be left with a square and a small rectangle, DON’T throw away the rectangle. Instead, set it aside because we’ll use it later.

squaring the paper
squaring the paper
squaring the paper
a square and a small rectangle


  • 5th Step :- Once your paper is a square, fold along the dotted lines as shown below. The result will be a small triangle. It’s important to know which corner of the triangle is up and which ones are down, so try to remember in order for the next step to go well.
fold along the dotted lines as shown below
fold along the dotted lines as shown below
fold along the dotted lines as shown below
fold along the dotted lines as shown below
The result will be a small triangle


  • 6th Step :- Remember how in the last step I told you to pay attention to the different corners of the triangle? Here’s why, you’re going to draw petals on two specific corners and if you mix them up, the petals are going to come out wrong. I’ve included some petal shapes below for you to use as reference. 

Once you’re happy with the shape of the petals, then cut them out. You’ll notice that you have two different petals. Follow the pictures to minimize confusion.

draw petals on two specific corners
draw petals on two specific corners
cut petals


  • 7th Step :- Repeat Steps 4-6 for all the colored papers except for the light green and strong green papers. You’re going to create three big flowers (from the red, blue, and pink papers) and two small flowers (from the peach and yellow papers). Once you’ve cut out petals from all of the colors, you can mix and match the different petals as shown below:
flowers


  • 8th Step :- How are you doing so far? Well, we have our petals, but they still don’t look much like flowers at this point. Don’t worry. We can fix that, we’re going to make the centres of the flowers which can hold our petals together. Remember how I asked you to set aside the rectangles from Step 4 earlier? Well, it’s time to take them out now.

 As shown below, fold each rectangle in half and draw the shape you want for the flower’s centre. You can draw a heart, square, triangle, anything goes. Draw and cut out centres from at least one of each of the rectangle colors.

fold each rectangle in half
fold each rectangle in half
draw a heart, square, triangle


  • 9th Step :- Use the glue to stick the smaller petals to the centre you just created and in turn, stick the smaller petals to the bigger petals.
Use glue to stick smaller and bigger petals
flowers
glue flowers
glue flowers


  • 10th Step :- This is what your flowers will look like. If they’re somewhat flat, then you can push the centres down as shown. 
what your flowers will look like
push the centres down


  • 11th Step :- Now you can stick the backs of all three big flowers together as shown below. Let’s set them aside for a little bit because we’re going to create a sort of base for them.
stick backs of all three big flowers together
stick backs of all three big flowers together


  • 12th Step :- Okay, take out one of your strong green colored papers and fold it in half along the dotted lines as shown below. Once you unfold it again, you’ll be left with a centre guideline. 
fold it in half along the dotted lines

Fold along the dotted lines for the edges to meet the centre, and then fold in half vertically again. Just follow the pictures to avoid confusion

fold it in half along the dotted lines
fold it in half along the dotted lines
fold in half vertically again


  • 13th Step :- Stick the big flowers onto the green base we just created and set them aside.
Stick big flowers onto the green base


  • 14th Step :- Using the other strong green paper you have, we’re going to cover the inside of the box. Repeat Step 2 with strong green colored paper as shown below. This time, however, we’re going to stick it to the inside of the box, not the outside of the box. 

Again, it’s completely up to you to decide whether you’re going to use tape or glue to stick the cover, as I explained earlier, it all depends on the kind of tissue box you’re using.

Repeat Step 2 with strong green colored paper
Repeat Step 2 with strong green colored paper
stick to the inside of the box,
stick to the inside of the box,


  • 15th Step :- Of course, no flowers would be complete without any leaves. You can make some by using your light green colored paper and doing a Repeat of Step 12. Once done, draw your leaves. I’ve included various leaf shapes for you to try out below. 

When you’re satisfied with the shape of your leaves, cut them out and stick them to your flowers. Put all the flowers in the box as shown below and ta da! Doesn’t that look adorable?

take green paper
draw your leaves
final product


  • 16th Step :- This step is sort of like a bonus, it’s completely optional. If you have any leftover strips of green paper, you can change them into strips and then curl them around a pencil as shown below. I personally think they make great additions to the leaves and whatnot. 
take strips and then curl them

And there you have it! One bouquet in a box ready to be gifted to anyone you choose. This is a simple, cheap, thoughtful, and customizable gift that anyone would appreciate. 

gift ideas

You’re free to choose the shapes of the petals, the shapes of the leaves, the shapes of the flower centres, and even the colour of the box. 

Experiment and get creative! Real flowers wither relatively quickly, but by presenting someone with this colourful paper arrangement, you’re giving them something that will last much longer. 

The best part is that you don’t have to buy a box or gift wrap, you can present it as it is. You might choose to add a card or decorate the sides of the box, but rest assured that no matter what, this is the perfect modest gift for modest occasions.

I hope you had as much fun making this cut out paper flower bouquet in a box as I did. Isn’t amazing how much we can do with some papers and an old tissue box? Be sure to share your success in the comments below. Happy paper crafting!




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