Gift boxes can be done quickly from card stock using this simple technique. This technique is definitely age old, but nevertheless comes in handy every time around the holiday season.
Steps to make Card stock boxes:
Cut out two rectangular pieces of card stock in the same measurement.
Take one piece and draw lines at 1″ to 1.5″ from each side of the rectangle. This distance depends on what the height of the box has to be.
Make creases along the lines.
Make a cut at one one edge to get a flap as shown.
Apply little glue on this flap.
Bring the flap inward and press.
Repeat steps 4 to 6 for the other three corners of the rectangle.
Make one more such box with the other rectangular piece of card we cut out in Step 1. But before starting, trim off a bit along the outline so that the second box is just a little smaller than the first one.
You can decorate the boxes as you like.