How to Make a Gable Box


After making this gable box last week, I've had so many requests for measurements, I thought I'd show you today how to make a few gable boxes of different sizes.The challenge this week at The Paper Players is "Anything Goes" so I guess this fits the bill 🙂

I'm going to show you the step-by-step for the smallest one, which is the snowflake one shown below, then I'll give you measurements for the others and you'll know what to do with them k? This box probably looks really big here, but in real life the whole thing is only 2" wide and 4-1/4" tall, perfect for some little candies or other treats.


Now for the instructions…I like to make my gable boxes using two pieces of card stock, no matter how big my box is going to be…that's because it makes it easier for me to make the handle part. So, for the smallest one, you'll need two pieces of card stock, each measuring 4 x 5-1/2". Cut and score them both to match this template (cut on solid lines, score on dotted lines, the gray portions will be cut off):

*tip – click on the image of the template to enlarge it in a separate screen




Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Night of Navy, Marina Mist

Card stock: Whisper White, Night of Navy

Accessories: Word Window Punch, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 1/2" Circle Punch

When you've cut and scored both pieces of card stock to match the template, it should look like this:


I cut the bottom flaps at an angle to make them easier to fold in without getting caught up on the edge of the box.

*tip – if you want to punch your "handle" in the top of both pieces, do it before the next step. Once the two sides are adhered together, you may have a tough time fitting a punch in as far as you'd like to, depending on the size of the box.

Next, apply Sticky Strip as shown below (only apply Sticky Strip to one piece of card stock!):


Next, line up the sides one at a time, and adhere the sticky strip side over the un-sticky strip side…don't think that's even a word, but you get the idea right??? Your box will look like this:


Here are some more samples, just use the method above and follow the template I've given for each size 🙂




Stamps: Christmas Classics, Four for Christmas

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Always Artichoke

Card stock: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Watercolor paper, Jolly Holiday dsp

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Large Oval Punch




Stamps: Curly Cute

Ink: Early Espresso

Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Nursery Suite Specialty dsp

Accessories: Pretty in Pink Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Designer Buttons in Subtles & Neutrals, Linen Thread, Mini Glue Dots, 1/2" Circle Punch

Here's the Tess gable box I made last week, with the template, the only thing different about this one is that I cut the corners of the handle at an angle:



Well that's all for today folks! I hope this will help you create some fun packaging for treats and gifts! Thanks for stopping by!


14 thoughts on “How to Make a Gable Box

  1. Kerin, LOVE your boxes and I can’t get enough of them. Thanks so much for sharing this tut. I’m pretty good with the math, but this takes all guess work out and eliminates waste…. thanks again!

  2. Good morning Kerin,
    Thank you so much for taking the time to post the directions for the gable boxes. I can’t wait to start making them!!

  3. So beautiful Kerin! I love your eye for layout and colors:) Thank you for the directions, too! My stampers will love making these!

  4. Kerin
    this is such an amazing project and thank you so much for the detailed instructions. I’m going to have to go off and make some of these. I love the fact that you gave the sizes for different boxes.
    I love all of them – and they certainly fit the Anything Goes across at Paper Players this week.
    thank you for joining us once again. I always look forward to seeing your creations

  5. Thank you so much for the instructions. I’ve always wanted to make one, but never knew how. I can see so many uses for them. Thanks again for sharing.

  6. Thanks for sharing this nifty box. Your directions will come in handy with the holiday season on the way. I love your blog Kerin. A lot of my inspiration comes from your gorgeous creations. Thanks again!!

  7. Thank you so very much for posting these directions. I have seen these Gable Boxes but did not know how to make them. And you even gave us different sizes. Thanks for sharing!!!!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *