I saw somewhere (unfortunately I don’t remember where) such a box, but it was flat while I wanted the actual box (not the flaps) to be of about 2 cm height.
So I made me a template myself ;-))
And that’s what you do:
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That is the template.
First print the template and cut it.
I wanted to have a Chinese box so I pasted the outside up with some Chinese newspapers that I stained with tea before (see links below).
Of course you can paste the paper up with gift wrapping, snippets from ads and so on, too.
I suggest to paste a second layer on the paper in any case to get it sturdier or to use thin cardboard.
When having pasted up all four flaps you can pre-fold the box. This way it will be easier to glue the tags.
Here is the glue setting.
You can see that I didn’t paste up the inside.
And that is the box in its full beauty ;-)
I suggest to let the glue set well because there will be some strain when you close the box and the tags can get unfixed.
Instruction for second box: Thin cardboard
After the first box I felt like making a box from thin cardboard.
The cardboard is from the wrapping of a pair of trousers I bought and I liked the colours of the printed picture.
So I put my printed and cut template on the cardboard, copied it and cut the cardboard along the lines.
I pre-folded the folding lines to get better folds.
Then I simply folded the box without glueing the tags.
The red arrow shows that there originates a gap.
Depending on what you want you can leave the box at that, the tags make sure that in spite of the gaps nothing will drop ;-)
Here I glue the tags to see what happens.
The box always got apart until I fastened it with an elastic.
The glue could set this way better.
And that is my second little box.
You can see at the edges that it is a properly closed box now ;-)