Folding an Origami Box

Hello! Today I will be blogging about how to fold an origami box. Origami is a fascinating Japanese art of paper folding, and you can create many things, but this box is my favourite. It is relatively easy, as well, and great for use as small gift boxes!

Step 1: Lay the paper pattern-side up and fold it in half horizontally, creasing the edges, and unfold. Then fold in half vertically, creasing the edges once again. Flip your paper so that the pattern is face-down. Your paper should have a cross that divides it into two squares.

Step 2: Fold each corner of the paper into the center and crease.

Step 3: Fold one side of the paper into the middle, like a cupboard door. Crease sharply and unfold. Repeat with each side.

Step 4: Keep two of the cupboard folds upright, opposite each other. These are the first two sides of the box. Pull out the other two sides so they stick out like triangles.

Step 5: This is the tricky part. Fold the little triangles on either side of the triangles and pull up at the same time, then push down so the triangle point is in the center of the box. You may want to watch the video for this part, as it is hard to explain.

Step 6: Repeat this step for the other side, and you are finished! For the lid, you do the same thing; however, in step 3, do not cupboard fold to the center of the paper, but slightly under, so the lid is bigger and can fit over the box.

Ta-da! You are finished! Enjoy your box!

If you would like a video tutorial, CLICK HERE.

Feel free to comment. Thank you for reading!

Susan

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