Making a gift even more enjoyable is quite simple: you need to pack it beautifully, without damaging it. As a rule, there is nothing more practical than cardboard boxes. But such a boring surprise attribute can be interesting to beat. And for this you only need to make a round box of cardboard with your own hands.

Round cardboard boxes or hat boxes are not only original packaging for gifts or confectionery, but also a very practical way to store:

- scraps of fabric, thread, needles;
- beads, beads;
- memorable things;
- decorations;
- hats and other items of clothing.

Such boxes look very cute, regardless of size, and make them no more difficult than rectangular models. The main thing - to choose the right cardboard.

## How to choose a cardboard?

To choose a cardboard for round boxes, you need to take into account the basic principle: the material must be well bending. Therefore, a dense double cardboard packaged in household appliances is definitely not suitable. It is best to take thick paper or a packaging version of the cardboard for cakes - it is easy to make an article out of such material and you can be sure that there will not be any ugly folds on it. Also suitable:

- cardboard for children's creativity;
- photo paper for the printer;
- poster board;
- coated or uncoated drawing paper;
- design cardboard.

Whichever option you choose, consider that the density of the material should be from 180 to 250 g / m2.

## How to make a round cardboard box with your own hands?

For a round box (for example, under stationery), you can take a colored paper paper.

### Materials:

- whatman;
- ruler, pencil;
- PVA glue;
- markers.

### Instruction:

- We draw on the Whatman paper a rectangle of the desired height and width.
- On one of the long sides put off the allowance of 3 cm.
- The length of the allowance is divided by an integer, perpendiculars.
- In each resulting rectangle draw an isosceles triangle.
- Cut the workpiece, paint it with felt-tip pens, fold it around and glue the sides.
- On drawing paper draw 2 circles, equal to the circumference of the cylinder-billet.
- Cut circles.
- Glue the triangles to one of the circles from the outside.
- The second round, planted on double-sided tape, glue the bottom with stitches. The box for pens and pencils is ready.

## Mastering a gift box with a lid: a master class with a scheme

If you want to make a round box with an unusual pattern, for this, use the schemes from the Internet. Print like a picture on a piece of design cardboard, cut out the parts and glue them. If you do not want to use a ready-made template, you can do it differently.

### Materials:

- photo paper for the printer;
- stationery scissors;
- ruler, pencil;
- PVA glue;
- double sided tape.

### Instruction:

- We print out any drawing on 2 sheets (it is better to take an abstraction).
- On one sheet we draw a rectangle, add a 2.5 cm allowance to one of the long sides.
- Divide the allowance by an integer and cut them to the baseline.
- At each rectangle we cut off small corners. Glue sidewalls.
- On the second sheet we also draw a rectangle, the length of which is 0.7 cm longer than the first, and the height is equal to the desired height of the lid.
- On one of the sides we also make allowances and repeat steps 3-4.
- Measure the length of 2 circles and make 2 blanks-circle for each part.
- We put the circle to the base, bring the triangles out and glue them.
- We close the seams with the second circle, gluing it to the first double-sided tape.
- For the cover, repeat steps 8-9. The box with the lid is ready.

## Festive packaging for cake

The box for the cake should not only be beautiful, but also durable. This nuance and need to be guided when making a round "house" for the confectionery.

### Materials:

- posterboard;
- stationery scissors;
- compass;
- pencil;
- ruler;
- PVA glue or "Moment";
- fabric 2 colors companions.

### Instruction:

- On a cardboard we draw a circle of the necessary diameter, we cut it out.
- Draw a rectangle whose height will be the height of the box.
- Make an allowance of 4 cm to one of the sides of the rectangle. Cut the part.
- The oversize is overlaid in several places and glued to the circle.
- Draw a circle whose diameter will be 1.5 cm less than the first. Cut out.
- Cover the resulting circle with a cloth, glue it on the reverse side.
- Glue the bottom to the base.
- Repeat steps 1-4 for the box cover.
- Cut a rectangle out of cardboard about 8 cm in height, equal to the diameter of the base plus 2 cm.
- Glue the side parts of the resulting strip.
- Glue the strip into the base so that about 5 cm protrude outwards. A cap will be put on this ledge.
- Getting to the decoration of the box. We make fabric circles a few centimeters more than the circumference of the bottom and the cover.
- We cut the edges of the tissue circles, glue them to the basics.
- Cut out rectangles from the fabric, with which we wrap the outer and inner sides of the circle.
- To hide the butt of the fabric outside, you can make a small fold. The box for the cake is ready.

## Decorating round boxes

In addition to the pattern and fabric, round boxes can be decorated with almost any decorative elements:

- sequins, rhinestones, beads (especially if the cardboard is covered with cloth);
- applications;
- lace;
- tapes;
- fabric flowers, bows, etc.

Also, the box can be made in the style of scrapbooking, giving it a look of noble antiquity, or supplement with an element of quilling, origami, so that the decoration was voluminous. To fix such parts better silicone glue.

It is possible to make a round box of cardboard with your own hands of any size and type, therefore this method of packaging does not lose its relevance. Moreover, this requires only a little patience and time. But you can decorate the finished box to your taste. And if it is a gift wrapping, then it will be no less dear to the recipient’s heart than its contents.