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For your desk, parties, very charming...and cute!
Looks fantastic with two sided scrap booking paper. (thinner scrap-booking paper)

Posted by Lanie V. from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada • Published See Lanie V.'s 85 projects »
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  • How to fold an origami box. Beautiful Origami Candy Box - Step 1
    Step 1

    I started with a six inch by six inch piece of paper...(dual colored) - but by all means, the 12 inch by 12 inch are beautiful too...fold in half. Then unfold.

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

    I want you to fold in half the other way. I'm keeping my "red" color on the inside. Then unfold again.

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

    Turn the model over so that the blue side is up. Press your finger down at the centre point as shown. This will help to make your next fold. See next step.

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

    Fold up corner to corner diagonally and complete the fold.

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

    Turn the paper over so that the red side is up. Press your finger down at the centre point.

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

    This is what your model should look like now. :)

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

    Bring up the two corners as shown in the diagram.

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

    Now bring up the other two corners, and lay the model down. You will have a closed pointed end, and one open end just like in the diagram.

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

    Now we are going to make a crease down the middle by folding the model in half, and then unfolding it again.

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

    Keep the closed pointed end towards you. You should have 2 "flaps" on the right hand side, and 2 "flaps" on the left hand side.

  • How to fold an origami box. Beautiful Origami Candy Box - Step 11
    Step 11

    With the closed pointed end facing you, bring in one of the right hand "flaps" townard that centre line. Then do the same for one of the left hand "flaps" as shown.

  • How to fold an origami box. Beautiful Origami Candy Box - Step 12
    Step 12

    Turn over and do the same to the back. This is what your model should look like now. :)

  • How to fold an origami box. Beautiful Origami Candy Box - Step 13
    Step 13

    Now we are going to open the left flap a little bit and "squash" fold it....just like the diagram. See the next step. Complete the crease, and then do the same for the right hand side.

  • How to fold an origami box. Beautiful Origami Candy Box - Step 14
    Step 14

    This is what your model should look like. Turn the model over and repeat step 13 to the back.

  • How to fold an origami box. Beautiful Origami Candy Box - Step 15
    Step 15

    Now fold the flaps over so that the front and the back of the model look like this (the "red" is hidden in BETWEEN the flaps) Now if we look closely at this model you will see the centre line. You will also see two diagonal lines, one on the right hand side and one on the left hand side. I want you to use that crease line and "reverse" fold. See next step.

  • How to fold an origami box. Beautiful Origami Candy Box - Step 16
    Step 16

    Here is the reverse fold, then crease the paper to complete the fold. Repeat for the right hand side. Turn the model over and repeat this step.

  • How to fold an origami box. Beautiful Origami Candy Box - Step 17
    Step 17

    Completing step 16....:)

  • How to fold an origami box. Beautiful Origami Candy Box - Step 18
    Step 18

    Okay...this is what our model should look like now.

  • How to fold an origami box. Beautiful Origami Candy Box - Step 19
    Step 19

    I am starting to bring the first tip downward as far as it will go.

  • How to fold an origami box. Beautiful Origami Candy Box - Step 20
    Step 20

    This is as far as it will go. Crease the paper. Fold gently over and repeat the process 3 MORE times.

  • How to fold an origami box. Beautiful Origami Candy Box - Step 21
    Step 21

    This is what our model looks like now. :) We're almost done.

  • How to fold an origami box. Beautiful Origami Candy Box - Step 22
    Step 22

    Open the box gently as shown...

  • How to fold an origami box. Beautiful Origami Candy Box - Step 23
    Step 23

    Place the "pointed" bottom against the table and press down with your finger. Gently spread the insides of the box open with two fingers, working the corners.

  • How to fold an origami box. Beautiful Origami Candy Box - Step 24
    Step 24

    Here is our box! Now you can take the smooth handle of an artist paintbrush to paper curl the ends.

  • How to fold an origami box. Beautiful Origami Candy Box - Step 25
    Step 25

    You can curl the ends towards you, or away from you, or even just leave them straight if you wish. :)

  • How to fold an origami box. Beautiful Origami Candy Box - Step 26
    Step 26

    You did it! Now add some candy and enjoy!
    I hope you enjoyed this "how to"
    :)
    Lanie

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Lanie V.
Lanie V. · Edmonton, Alberta, CA · 86 projects
Hi Guys....step 16. Use the diagonal lines that you see on the left and right hand side of the centre line, and fold it back on itself...
Hope this helps.
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aneniine
aneniine · 58 projects
Me too...I think i will start again because my model looks awful now.
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Scarlie Lou XD
Scarlie Lou XD
this is really cool Happy
but i get confused at step 16 Happy
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
Like it, sooo handy for to put things in for a gift as a wrapping.
awesome idea!!!!
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jolle f.
jolle f. · Belgium, Wisconsin, US · 1 project
i'm going to make it after lunch!
good how to
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