Parcel Beaded Boxes Pattern

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)


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This parcel beaded boxes pattern is a favourite of mine. It is a lovely ornament on its own. Or, you can use it as a gift-box for someone special.


I made my parcel beaded boxes using size 11 delicas. But, if you want to scale them up, you can also make these with size 10 delicas.

I sell both types of bead here in my beading supplies.

Good tension is critical for the parcel beaded boxes. So, you should choose thread that will help you to achieve this. For me, Fireline is my preferred choice, but you may prefer something different.

Techniques and Experience

I made the parcel beaded boxes using Peyote stitch. So, you will need to work in circular and tubular. This means, you should be familiar with the techniques for increasing and decreasing.

If this all sounds a bit scary, don’t worry. I have free tutorials that you can download to learn or perfect the techniques.

So, I would suggest this project is really for advanced beaders. Or rather, anyone who is comfortable with the techniques. This means that you can take this in stages. Learn the techniques first, then build up to the pattern.

About the Parcel Beaded Boxes

I created the parcel beaded boxes as a gift box to hold a small present. I wanted to experiment with a couple of different designs. So, the pattern shows you how to make the parcel with plain wrapping paper or with the spotty paper.

I also made the bow using Peyote stitch. Initially, I had thought about mixing bead sizes in order to create the effect of ribbon around the outside of the parcel. However, when I tried this idea, it didn’t work. So, I ended up sticking to different colouring for the ribbon.

The pattern gives you detailed instructions for the techniques and also takes you through the colouring for both designs. I actually found that the spotty design is easier to make. The colouring really helps you to see the bead placement. So, bear this in mind as you create your parcels.

Finally, I can’t publish a beaded box pattern without acknowledging the debt I owe to Julia Pretl. Her book, Little Beaded Boxes, is a seminal beading book. It is a book I love and it has influenced my work. So, if boxes intrigue you, then make sure you grab a copy of this wonderful book.


8 reviews for Parcel Beaded Boxes Pattern

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rebecca (verified owner)

    LOVE this! Making these as Christmas presents! Thanks Katie for yet another great pattern!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sandra (verified owner)

    Great service. Received my pattern straight away. Haven’t had time to start yet but hope to soon. Would definitely order more patterns abd am 100% satisfied.
    Sandra, Brisbane, Australia

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kiera (verified owner)

    A fantastic, easy to follow pattern! I have a small amount of experience with peyote stitch from jewellery making, and was pleased to find instructions both in-text, and in tables, making it easy to mark off the rows as I went along. I received the pattern straight away, and will definitely be looking into purchasing more patterns in the future. Thanks Katie!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    chrismaureen (verified owner)

    Have started this pattern, nearly up to the decreasing and found the pattern to be very clear and so far, easy to follow.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    jeri.hirshman (verified owner)

    Very clear and easy to follow pattern. Excellent customer service. Katie responds quickly to my questions. Can’t wait to create this beautiful box!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    shazyanne (verified owner)

    I loved making this lovely box. The instructions were easy to follow and the result is perfect. Now to tackle the bow on the top.
    Well done Katie both for the pattern and the virtually instant reply to my question.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    diana.neamtu (verified owner)

    A wonderful pattern! The instructions are very well written especially with the chart that says how many beads are needed for the corners/sides. The bow is absolutely adorable : )

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    mary.elise12 (verified owner)

    I haven’t started this project yet but have read through the instructions which are very clear. Looking forward to beading this cute box.

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