How to Make a Christmas Tree Gift Box Stand

Dress up your tree by wrapping a cardboard box to act as a tree stand.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

What You'll Need

  • large cardboard box
  • gift wrap
  • double-sided tape
  • scissors
  • packing tape

Step 1: Prep Cardboard Box

Cut off all four flaps on one side of the box with scissors. Flip the box over and cut off two parallel flaps, and tape the other two flaps down. To secure, apply three vertical strips and three horizontal strips of tape across the box.

Step 2: Cut Gift Wrap

Roll out the gift wrap. Apply double-sided tape to the center of the box and place in center of the gift wrap. Cut the gift wrap about two inches bigger than the box all the way around. Tip: Have another person push the box inwards as you turn the box (with each turn) to ensure the gift wrap is tightly wrapped.

Step 3: Wrap the Box

After turning the box, make a loop with the packing tape to make it double-sided. Attach it to the box before setting it down. Repeat until all four sides of the box are wrapped. Tip: Once wrapped, reach inside the box and smooth along the side that was just taped to ensure the tape is secure.

Step 4: Wrap Corners

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Begin folding the gift wrap at the bottom of the box. Start with the vertical fold and gently crease the left corner until another fold is created. Repeat, and secure all folds with packing tape.

Step 5: Place Under Tree

Flip the box over and repeat the creasing into folds. Secure with packing tape. Place your tree inside the box.

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