House Gift Box with Video Tutorial

Today’s project is a House Gift Box that fits a Vaseline Lip Therapy tin!

Here’s a closer look at the front of the box:

Here’s a view from the top:

And here’s how this box opens:

This project was inspired by the blog Stine im Flow. I got to work resizing the box to fit the gift I wanted and just had to share it with you! I LOVE how this box looks and closes – so cool!

Here’s my video tutorial:

Here’s the template:

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful & blessed day!


  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock – 6-3/8″ x 5-1/4″
    • Score along the 6-3/8″ side at 2-1/4″, 3″, 5-1/4″, and 6″
    • Rotate clockwise and score along the 5-1/4″ side at 3/4″, 3″, and then 4-1/8″ and 4-7/8″, but only in the 2 large square sections (as pictured in template above)
    • Rotate counter-clockwise and score along the 6-3/8″ side only down to the 2nd score line at 1-1/8″ and 4-1/8″
  • Festive Farmhouse DSP:
    • 2″ x 2″ (2 pieces)
    • 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (1 piece) cut diagonally from corner to corner to create 2 triangle pieces



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11 thoughts on “House Gift Box with Video Tutorial

  1. Love this little house box. Your video makes it look so simple to create. Have not seen that lip therapy-will have to look for it. Thanks for this darling project. Watched the replay from Iowa.

    1. Karen Halterman, I am a “bit late” in responding to your comment about not having seen the Vaseline lip therapy product. It is in the Christmas isle @ Target (currently drastically reduced). Might want to “stock up ” for Valentine’s Day.

  2. This is just too cute. I always look forward to your boxes and tutorials. They are the best. I think I will use this one for the grandchildren’s little gifts. They will love it.

  3. I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this House Gift Box and all of your projects. I was wondering how to figure what the measurements would be for our embellishments containers. I wanted to make some for the women who attend my workshops as a gift.
    Thank you for all you share with us.

  4. This is an amazing project, Julie! Not only did you alter the project to meet your need but your design is gorgeous. Love this sentiment and these sprigs with this gorgeous, plaid paper. You amaze me.

  5. Oh my gosh!! Julie!!! This little house box is ADORABLE!!!!!
    You amaze me with your perfectly clear directions on your videos and how you change the dimensions of the original project to fit your needs.
    This is a wonderful gift for co-workers, teachers and coaches, I love it!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  6. I found your YouTube channel within the last month or so and am totally impressed! I made the faceted gift box starting with a 10″ square to hold a rather awkwardly-sized gift card plus some chocolates for a gift exchange at work. The gift card got a thumbs up (no surprise there…), but the box, oh my! I didn’t expect such a delighted response — it really is a beautiful and striking shape. I’m making these little house boxes for my sisters-in-law for Christmas. Super excited! I love folding paper….there’s just something so satisfying about it. {grin} Thank you for sharing your ideas!

  7. Thanks so much for the fabulous boxes! Any of your projects that I’ve made have worked out beautifully. This house-shaped box really caught my interest. I liked your dimensions, but I wanted to see if I could make one that was more of a regular cube-shape, yet keep the same closing mechanism on the top. It took a little figuring, but I loved the result! From a 7″ x 8.5″ piece of cardstock, I made a 2″ x 2″ box, with a 1″ high roof-shaped closing mechanism at the top.

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