DIY RECTANGULAR ORIGAMI GIFT BOXES.

DIY RECTANGULAR ORIGAMI GIFT BOXES.

There are so many ways you can make a cute little gift box but one of my absolute favourites are still these origami gift boxes? I even made an updated video version last year (you can find it here) so you can imagine how excited I was when I realised you could make a rectangular version as well. Knowing how to make an easy gift box in a couple of minutes can be a lifesaver when you're stuck in a pinch. Read on to see how all your last minute gift giving worries can be solved.

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DIY TRIANGULAR ORIGAMI BOX.

HOW TO MAKE DIY TRIANGULAR ORIGAMI BOX

Good things come in small packages, or at least tiny triangular origami boxes anyway. Today I'm sharing how to make these simple pyramid style boxes. They're great for holding small sweets and would make fantastic wedding favours.

These boxes really are so simple to make. In fact I think they might be the easiest diy box I've shared so far. I first learned how to make them on the Mr Printables blog. I ended up making a whole bunch of these tiny origami boxes and stringing them up into a garland. This time I wanted to use them purely as boxes. I made them using the last of my Market Street double sided cardstock and filled them with some M&M's. Here's how I made them.

HOW TO MAKE DIY TRIANGULAR ORIGAMI BOX

If you’re new to origami make sure to check out these 3 Basic Origami Folds For Beginners.

1. Cut your card or paper into strips. For the big pyramids I cut 2 x 12 inch strips and for the small pyramids I cut 1.5 inch x 12 inch strips. If you're a paper hoarder like me this is a great project for using up all those leftover paper scraps.

2. Fold a small triangle at one end of the strip.

3. Keep folding triangles back and forth to form an accordion.

4. Open the strip back out and refold along all the straight folds but this time in the opposite direction to make your paper strip curl around.

HOW TO MAKE DIY TRIANGULAR ORIGAMI BOX

5. Roll your paper strip around to form the pyramid shape. It's going to look like 2 pyramids stuck together.

6. Keep wrapping until you're left with a square at the end of your pyramid. Cut away to leave a triangle shape.

7. Tuck the end in to finish your triangular origami box.

How cute are those gold foil polka dots? I'll definitely be picking more from this range again. I've got my eye on this kit next. Cute, right?

HOW TO MAKE DIY TRIANGULAR ORIGAMI BOX
HOW TO MAKE DIY TRIANGULAR ORIGAMI BOXES
HOW TO MAKE DIY TRIANGULAR ORIGAMI BOXES

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Emma

Hi, I'm Emma.

I'm a crafter, blogger and paper enthusiast living in the North West of England.

Gathering Beauty is the place where I share craft tutorials and diy inspiration. I started this blog back in 2013 as a way of sharing all the things I love and make. I share paper crafts, clay crafts, origami, printables and desktop wallpapers as well as the odd crochet and weaving project. I hope you find something here that inspires you.

DIY SQUARE ORIGAMI BOX.

Diy Square Origami Box with interlocking lid.

One of my favourite things to do is make small gift boxes. I love that a pretty box can be a gift in it's own right. This is a simple origami box with an interlocking lid you can make quickly out of a single sheet of paper. If you're planning on giving someone a gift this Valentine's Day these origami gift boxes might be just the thing.

I made these boxes in a couple of sizes using some of my favourite paper from the American Crafts Maggie Holmes range. The biggest box used a 12x12 inch piece of scrapbook paper and ended up measuring 4½ inches square and 2 inches tall. A 10x10 piece of paper made a box measuring 3½ inches square and 1¾ tall. The box below was made using an 8x8 piece of paper and measured 3 inches square and 1½ inches tall when finished. The smallest box was made using a 6x6 piece of paper and was 1 inch tall.

If you want more diy box ideas you can find them all on my Diy Gift Box page.

How to fold a Diy Square Origami Box with interlocking lid.

Supplies: Maggie Holmes Decorative Paper Scrapbook Pad, a bone folder and a paper trimmer.

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If you’re new to origami make sure to check out these 3 Basic Origami Folds For Beginners.

1. Place your paper pattern side down.

2. Fold and unfold along both diagonals.

3. Fold each of the corners into the center and then unfold again.

4. Fold the top corner down again and then fold the bottom corner up to meet the top of your paper to make a triangle.

5. Next you need to crease along the pink dotted line. Fold the paper to meet the edge of the triangle you just made and crease. You should be able to see a crease from a previous fold, I've marked it in the picture above using a bone folder. Fold as far as this crease, no further and unfold your paper.

6. Rotate 90 degrees and repeat steps 4 and 5. Turn and repeat for each corner.

7. Unfold and place your paper pattern side up. Fold in half to make a rectangle, open it out and rotate 180 degrees. Fold in half again to make a cross in the center of your paper.

How to fold a Diy Square Origami Box with interlocking lid.
Diy Square Origami Box with interlocking lid.

8. Place your paper pattern side down again. As you lift the corners the sides should fold in easily to make the shape in the top left square.

9. Remember those folds you made in step 5? You need to refold along them and press them flat to make 4 points. These 4 points will make the lid.

10. To close the lid of your box you need to fold down the flaps on top of each other in a clockwise direction. Tuck in the last flap to complete the lid.

Diy Square Origami Box with interlocking lid.
Diy Square Origami Box with interlocking lid.

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Emma

Hi, I'm Emma.

I'm a crafter, blogger and paper enthusiast living in the North West of England.

Gathering Beauty is the place where I share craft tutorials and diy inspiration. I started this blog back in 2013 as a way of sharing all the things I love and make. I share paper crafts, clay crafts, origami, printables and desktop wallpapers as well as the odd crochet and weaving project. I hope you find something here that inspires you.

DIY ORIGAMI BOX ADVENT CALENDAR.

DIY ORIGAMI BOX ADVENT CALENDAR.

It's that time of year again. Time to start thinking about counting down to Christmas and what better way is there to countdown than with this diy origami box advent calendar.

Normally I end up with one of those store bought chocolate filled calendars but last year my Mum made me one complete with glittery snow scene. I loved having a homemade advent calendar so this year I decided to step up my game and make one as well.

DIY ORIGAMI BOX ADVENT CALENDAR.

Do you remember my easy origami gift boxes? Well, I decided smaller versions would be perfect for holding some chocolate coins.

Each finished box measures 2x2 inches square and is 1 inch high so if you don't want to use chocolate coins they're still big enough to hold a small gift or treat. To make each box you need a piece of paper measuring 6x6 inches for the lid and a piece measuring 5.5x.5.5 inches for the base. If you're using scrapbook paper like I did you can get 2 out of each 12x12 piece with only minimal waste. I used the American Crafts Maggie Holmes 12 x 12 Paper Pad.

You can find a full tutorial for how I made the origami boxes here.

DIY ORIGAMI BOX ADVENT CALENDAR.

I filled each box with a couple of chocolate coins and decorated them using stickers and bakers twine.

DIY ORIGAMI BOX ADVENT CALENDAR.

I didn't have any number stickers so I wrote the numbers 1-24 on the bottom of the origami boxes using a gold gel pen.

DIY ORIGAMI BOX ADVENT CALENDAR.

Once decorated all you need to do is arrange the boxes in a Christmas tree shape. I used yellow patterned paper with a silver star sticker for the tree topper. You can leave your boxes as they are but if you're short on space you can glue the back of each box to a piece of card so you can stand your advent up instead.

DIY ORIGAMI BOX ADVENT CALENDAR.