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Keep all your ideas in an inspiration box for a rainy day.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1114 projects »
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  • How to fold an origami box. Inspiration Box - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take a sheet of paper, this can really be any size as long as it's a rectangle. For this I used half an A5 sheet.

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

    Fold the paper in half width ways and then fold it back out.

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

    Fold the two edges in to the middle line.

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

    Fold it back out.

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

    Fold in half length ways and then fold it back out.

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

    Fold the two edges in to the middle line.

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

    Fold up the corners so that they touch the first horizontal line.

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

    Fold the paper over width ways so that the fold is along the tops of the corners, do this on either side.

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

    Fold back the lines created by folding over the paper.

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

    Pull out the tabs until the paper folds in to a box.

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

    Write down all of your ideas on to a sheet of paper, cut them out and fill up the box.

  • How to fold an origami box. Inspiration Box - Step 12
    Step 12

    To make a bigger box that you can use as a lid, leave a slight gab before the middle line at steps 3 and 6.

  • How to fold an origami box. Inspiration Box - Step 13
    Step 13

    You can use any type of paper for this, card works best.

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Bobbie L.
Bobbie L. · Birmingham, England, GB · 10 projects
If you folded the corners inside and then folded the holding strip in, you have a neat outside. Great box!
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Olivia
Olivia · 3 projects
I like it everyone at school wanted one.
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Becky G.
Becky G.
I used to make these all the time when I was little! Oh this brings back memories! Happy
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1393 projects
That'd be a great way to recycle all my old xmas cards, thanks for the tip.
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Shady Panda
Shady Panda · Virginia, Virginia, US
I use to make boxes similar to these but I used old b-day cards and such that I'd receive.
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Melissa M.
Melissa M. · St Louis, Missouri, US
I have just fallen in love with kerismith.com.. Thank you for posting that website, Hank.
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Shivi
Shivi · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 14 projects
I have made one!!!! Note to people making one, if you are using a sheet with a pattern or colour on one side start with the blank side.
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Hank
Hank · Wirral, England, GB · 10 projects
You could fill it with these:

http://www.kerismith.com/100ideas.pdf
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LaKore
LaKore · Vinton, Virginia, US · 1 project
cute
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Tammy

What an amazingly good idea! I keep ideas written in notebooks, but I never seem to find them again, or the pages I wrote them on, end up buying more books and the cycle never ends!
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