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.
Today I'm linking to these parties:
Visit Pink Saturday and Saturday is Crafty Day so you can see other projects.