5-Sided Box

by Natalie O’Shea

Use our free template to create a 5 sided gift box.


  • Cardstock
  • Printable template
  • Scissors
  • Scoring tool
  • Patterned paper for layering
  • Punch or die for box top
  • Embellishments
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project


  1. Step 1

    Decide on the colour card for your box. Use the template to cut out five of the template pieces.

    The template is provided in imperial and metric measurements here. Please click on the image to open it in a larger size for download.

  2. Step 2

    Score the dotted lines where shown.

  3. Step 3

    Glue the five template pieces together as shown, with each tab to the back side of the next piece.

  4. Step 4

    Draw around your box and cut within the lines to make your base. Glue to the base of the box and trim if necessary.

  5. Step 5

    Cut out five rectangles of coordinating cardstock for layering panels. These will measure 7.5 x 9.5cms or 2 3/4” x 3 3/4”.

  6. Layer the above panels with patterned paper measuring 7 x 9cms or 2 1/2” x 3 1/2”. Glue the patterned paper to the cardstock and then add the panels to each of the sides of the box.

  7. Step 6

    Die cut or punch a starburst or other shape for the top of the box, adding patterned paper if you wish.

  8. Step 7

    Embellish the box as desired. For the sample six layered daisies were shaped and added to the sides and top.

  9. Step 8

    Complete the project.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for 5-Sided Box. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Wonderful tutorial! Inspiring! Amazing that one can choose to make a box with this same template that is NOT a pentagon! Baffling however: how do you open the box?? Looks like it is sealed shut😕. Was waiting for that part of the tutorial and was disappointed. It seems the box will need to be destroyed once the contents is removed ☹️
Heather LaBudde  |  Wed Jul 10, 2019 at 6:19 AM
Oh my gosh, I love this!! Thanks for sharing. smile
Julie Heyer  |  Wed Jul 10, 2019 at 8:34 AM
I think I would try repositional adhesive (Xyron, 3M removable glue stick, e.g.) to adhere the top circle closure. That way the box would not have to be torn to remove the contents. And adhering the side panels to the box sides before the box is folded together and glued might be easier, too. Then just add the embellishments to the finished box. I plan to try that when I try this later today. Love this idea; especially the ability to add or subtract as many sides as you want!
Blue-Spruce  |  Wed Jul 10, 2019 at 9:02 AM
Could Velcro or a small magnet closure trimmed to fit be used?
Janet O  |  Wed Jul 10, 2019 at 9:28 AM
I only secured the top part to one flap. So it can be lifted up easily!
muscrat  |  Fri Jul 12, 2019 at 8:26 PM
loved the tutorial and had to try it... came out pretty good but it won't let me upload.
Loreen Borkhart  |  Sat Jul 13, 2019 at 7:25 PM

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