We’ve already found a range of printable Christmas paper and tags but what if, instead of wrapping Christmas up, you want to box it up?  If someone on your list is due to receive something cute and maybe even sparkly from you this year then a festive box may be the best way to present it…

BoxesStudioDIYInk Factory’s parcel cube Christmas decorations could double as gift boxes and you can even hide your presents in plain sight by still hanging them on your Christmas tree.

“Perfect for stocking stuffers, and for hiding little treats for party favors” are Emily Hingston’s Free Printable Let It Snow Gift Boxes + Tags she shared with Studio DIY.  They’re available to download in black and white or pastel versions.

BoxesPapercraftIf you’re not using SJ Dowsett’s Advent boxes, shared on Papercraft Inspirations website, as your Advent calendar then why not just print out several of box number 25 to use as your gift boxes?

CrackersMiniecoYou don’t have to stay square this Christmas though.  A very traditional Christmas-shaped receptacle is the cracker.  “I can’t imagine tucking into a Christmas dinner without pulling a cracker first. I love the naff hats, the cringe-worthy jokes (and just the tradition of it all),” writes Kate on Minieco.  She provides two Crackers!! templates – one large and one miniature – so they can be used in a variety of ways, “Crackers are so easy to make… and if you don’t fancy making some for the table you can make some miniature ones to hang in the tree. They also make really cool gift boxes.”

Or, if you’d like cracker designs in red polka dots, red and white stripes, red and gold stripes, gold polka dots or gold and white stripes, take a look at Ink Factory’s own cracker templates.

And, for a penguin, Santa, Rudolph and snowman design, click on Party Delights Make Your Own Crackers templates.

BoxesZuFancy going triangular and French?  Then download Zu’s Joyeux Noel boxes.  The sweet snowy reindeer and Christmas tree design is also available in a tag and wrapping paper download.

BoxesDesignMom2Designer and mother of six Gabrielle Blair hosts a collaboration project between Amy Christie and Jordan of Polkadot Prints on her blog Design Mom.  The “darling house-shaped gift box that is as easy as pie to put together” – “simply print off the free template, cut it out and double-side tape it together” – is “the perfect size for little hands”.

Do you love finding printables on the internet?  Do you have particular favourites?  Or have you featured some on your own blog?  Email karen.malpass @ inkfactory.com with your links and we may be able to feature them in a future post.

December 1st: You’ve made your List but have you Checked it Twice?
December 2nd: Who’s been Naughty or Nice?  Ask the Elf!
December 3rd: Have you got Christmas all wrapped up?

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