Today I'm going to post a tutorial for an origami box.
Here's what you'll need: decorative scrapbook paper, paper trimmer, spray adhesive, card stock, and bone folder or a spoon will work too.
The spray adhesive is not really needed if you are going to make this box with heavy cardstock, I like the decorative flower paper but it's too thin for this project so I adhered it to a thick cardstock.
The decorative paper I'm using is actually scented drawer liners and they smell soooo pretty, just like flowers. I got 6 sheets 16.5" by 23" each one. I got them for a reasonable price too at TJ Max.
If you are not using regular size scrapbook paper, you will need to trim it to 12" by 12" and a separate piece that's 12" x 5". Your finished box will measure approx 4.5" by 4.5"
Here's a link that will show you step by step easy to follow instructions on how to fold your paper:
When you go to the site, you may need to scroll down until you get to the pictures.
If you use a spoon or bone folder to press hard on your folds, it will make it a LOT easier once you are ready to put the box together.
One of the folds is kind of hard to follow so I'm posting pictures of it. The extra pictures might help. This is the part where you have to fold the corners in:
and complete the fold, do this for all sides:
Next, you will need to fold it over the box like the picture below. Place it under the box and make the folds on the back to bring the cover all the way over the top:
Make sure it all fits well before you glue the box bottom and back side of the the cover
I took a card making class a few months ago with a very friendly and talented group of ladies. The ladies made these boxes for Christmas. They all turned out very pretty and it's where I got the idea of making the cover this way. Previously, I had been making the cover by making a slightly larger box but I like this cover much better.
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Visit Pink Saturday and Saturday is Crafty Day so you can see other projects.
Don't you just love when stuff comes in a pretty box (like your drawer liners.)?ReplyDelete
I love paper crafts, so I will have to try making the pretty origami box. It would be great for presenting a gift in.
Have a great weekend,
Great Job! Love tutorials! Happy Pink Saturday!ReplyDelete
Happy Pink Saturday!!!!! I am going to try to make an origami box now! My kids are into little boxes for their "treasures".ReplyDelete
Very cute. Happy Birthday America. I'm having a giveaway, come see me, please. xx'sReplyDelete
Hi Maria, thanks so much for your kind comments on my blog. That box is awesome!ReplyDelete
What a great box, that paper is yummy! Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. Have a great 4th! NanReplyDelete
I've made origami boxes forever - but I love this spin...Thanks so much for sharing the lid idea...ReplyDelete
What a beautiful box! I just came on to say Happy 4th of July!!!!ReplyDelete
Pretty in pink!ReplyDelete
I have a funny post planned for Monday and Wednesday I will host a lovely giveaway. Hope you'll stop by.
Very cute and easy to follow!ReplyDelete