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Published

Time
Time:0h05
Difficulty
Pretty Easy

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
2009
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A great alternative to wrapping gifts =)

Based on a pattern for a takeout box, but with straight sides.

You'll need to print out the pattern, the paper or cardstock that you're making the box with, scissors or an x-acto knife (or both), painter's tape, four paper clips, and glue.


Crafts

Instructions

  1. How to fold an origami box. Paper Box - Step 1 1

    This is the pattern you need to print out.

  2. How to fold an origami box. Paper Box - Step 2 2

    Gather up all your materials.

  3. How to fold an origami box. Paper Box - Step 3 3

    Attach the pattern onto the paper or cardstock. The painter's tape will hold it in place but will not damage the paper when you lift if off.

  4. How to fold an origami box. Paper Box - Step 4 4

    Cut out the pattern. I used scissors for the straight parts and the x-acto for the curves and complicated part.

  5. How to fold an origami box. Paper Box - Step 5 5

    Score the paper along the lines on the pattern. I'm not very good at scoring, so I just folded along the lines, making sure the fold was crisp.

  6. How to fold an origami box. Paper Box - Step 6 6

    The part between the sides of the box need to be folded in, to create the corners.




  7. How to fold an origami box. Paper Box - Step 7 7

    It should start to look like this.

  8. How to fold an origami box. Paper Box - Step 8 8

    You need to place glue on the corners to hold them together.

  9. How to fold an origami box. Paper Box - Step 9 9

    I don't have the patience to hold the corners until they dry, so I place paperclips to hold the corners together while they dry.

  10. How to fold an origami box. Paper Box - Step 10 10

    Do all four corners. After they finish drying, you can remove the clips and place additional glue on one side of the flaps and glue them to the sides of the box (so that they're not in the middle).

  11. How to fold an origami box. Paper Box - Step 11 11

    Fold the top flaps down to close the box. You're done!

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