Make Paper Teacup Gift Boxes With This Free Pattern

These adorable, handmade gift boxes are perfect for Mother’s Day or favors at a tea party. Download the free pattern and customize them to your heart's content.

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Karen Kavett shares a free, printable pattern and instructions for paper teacups and saucers to use as gift boxes.
Paper Teacup Gift Box with Basket Filler

Paper Teacup Gift Box

Learn how to make adorable paper teacup gift boxes, perfect for your next party, on HGTV.com.

Photo by: Karen Kavett

Karen Kavett

Materials + Tools

  • pattern
  • scrapbook paper
  • scissors
  • craft knife
  • ruler
  • glue stick
  • string
  • hole punch
  • tape
  • basket filler

Print and Prepare Pattern

Print Page 1 of the pattern on the back of a sheet of scrapbook paper. Cut it out along the solid lines and be sure to cut through the extra line on the side. Use a craft knife to score the paper along the dotted lines.

Glue Cup Together

Fold along the dotted lines and use a glue stick to glue the tabs down to form a teacup.

Cut and Glue Handle

Cut out the handle from the pattern. Apply glue only to the handle and not the tab on the side. Glue it to the same scrapbook paper and cut out to get a two-sided handle. Fold the tabs back and push them through the line you cut earlier. Glue in place to form the teacup handle.

Prepare Saucer

Print Page 2 of the pattern on solid scrapbook paper. Score between the dots in the center and from each dot to one side of the shorter lines.

Assemble Saucer

Cut the shape out along the solid lines. Cut from the other side of each short line to the dot to create tabs between each section. Glue the tabs in place to form a paper saucer.

Glue Together

Glue the cup to the center of the saucer.

Add a Tea Bag

Print Page 3 of the pattern and cut out one tea bag shape. Punch a hole in the top and tape a piece of string to the back of the tea bag. Tape the other end of the string to the inside of the cup.

Add a Gift

Paper Teacup Filled with Basket Filler

Add a Gift

Fill the cup with basket filler and add a small gift like fancy tea or a gift card.

Photo by: Karen Kavett

Karen Kavett

Fill the cup with basket filler and add a small gift like fancy tea or a gift card.

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