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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.

Posted by Sybaritic Jewelry from United States • Published See Sybaritic Jewelry's 18 projects »
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  • How to fold an origami box. Paper Box - Step 1
    Step 1

    This is the pattern you need to print out.

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

    Gather up all your materials.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    It should start to look like this.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sybaritic Jewelry
Sybaritic Jewelry · Atlanta, Georgia, United States · 18 projects

To everyone who can't see the template, I've put it on:

http://sybariticjewelry.blogspot.com/2010/08/paper-box.html

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Jocelyn T.
Jocelyn T. · 16 projects

I can't see the template. >.<

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laneybug
laneybug · , California, United States · 12 projects

hey i cant c it either plz email it?
laneybug459@gmail.com

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manilla
manilla · 7 projects

cant see the patern i even refreshed the page project still looks good

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Charleigh G.
Charleigh G. · Daytona Beach, FL, Florida · 1 project

i can't see the pattern.
could you please send to me?

the_line_is_drawn@yahoo.com

thank youu. (:

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T B.
T B. · Port Byron, Illinois

I can't see the pattern either. Could you please e-mail it to me?
stbyrd60@yahoo.com

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Sybaritic Jewelry
Sybaritic Jewelry · Atlanta, Georgia, United States · 18 projects

I can see the pattern; try refreshing the page. If it's still not showing up I can email it to you.

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Meytar L.
Meytar L. · , , Israel

it looks great! but image #1 is not showing (the pattern we need to print) could you PLEASE fix that?

have a lovely day :)

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Sybaritic Jewelry
Sybaritic Jewelry · Atlanta, Georgia, United States · 18 projects

That is indeed, where. This one is from a set that includes letters, punchouts, patterned paper and solid paper. It comes 'bound'.

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Danyell W.
Danyell W. · Olympia, Washington, US · 20 projects

So simple! Where do you get your pretty cardstock? Should I start venturing into the scrapbooking aisles? I tend to stray away...

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