About this project
Published

Time
Time:1h00
Difficulty
Pretty Easy
Crafts
Origami

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Kingswinford, England, GB
2007
Hairbows <3
Origami Box
A sweet little box for small gifts and a neat desk tidy!

Start white side up



Instructions

  • How to fold an origami box. Origami Box - Step 1
    Step 1

    Fold your paper in half

  • How to fold an origami box. Origami Box - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold the two edges into the centre fold then do it a second time and open it all out...

  • How to fold an origami box. Origami Box - Step 3
    Step 3

    ...And you should end up with 8 segments. To make the next steo run smoothly, i recommend you label your segments like i have

  • How to fold an origami box. Origami Box - Step 4
    Step 4

    ok:
    1) Fold the paper so that segments 1+2/7+8 are showing
    2) Then fold it back on itself so that 5+6/3+4 are showing

  • How to fold an origami box. Origami Box - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold segment 1 on top of segment 2 and fold segment 7 on top of segment 8

  • How to fold an origami box. Origami Box - Step 6
    Step 6

    Turn the model over and fold the corners into the middle

  • How to fold an origami box. Origami Box - Step 7
    Step 7

    As i think you are aware, there is a second flap...Tuck this second flap in between the layers you made in steps 4+5. Do this on all the other corners

  • How to fold an origami box. Origami Box - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now turn your model over again and there is a split running through the middle of the model, open this out

  • How to fold an origami box. Origami Box - Step 9
    Step 9

    define the shape

  • How to fold an origami box. Origami Box - Step 10
    Step 10

    And TA-DA! you now have a small giftbox/pin-holder/paperclip-holder (or if they're small enough) A glasses case!

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Comments

TH3 N3RD
TH3 N3RD · Honolulu, Hawaii, US · 4 projects

I have that exact red and blue origami paper!

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Miss Mess
Miss Mess · Illinois, Illinois, US · 4 projects

Yes you can just make the second one just a little smaller maybe 1/8 in. smaller it will give you a nice fit...I also Mod Podge mine to make them nice and shiney and more sturdy.

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katie
katie · 5 projects

can you make 2 so you have a lid

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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 940 projects

Perfect for Christmas

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Tiffany S.
Tiffany S. · North Carolina, North Carolina, US · 1 project

Neat!

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