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Quick-folded DIY origami gift boxes

June 10, 2019
Quick-folded DIY origami gift boxes

Today I’m back at the lovely Iona and her blog miss red fox . The theme of the # 12giftswithlove action this month is “wallpaper” and as you may know – I LOVE WALLPAPERS! In our house we have six completely differently wallpapered walls. From Orla Kiely over Avengers to a small birch grove is really everything.

Quick-folded DIY origami gift boxes

Because I can only imagine very difficult, how the wallpaper looks in real (and the photos on the Internet, although quite nice, but just just photos are) I then ordered a whole pack wallpaper pattern in DIN A4 format. So I could see exactly how the colors really look, if the wallpaper has a structure and how it feels. And then decide in peace which wallpaper best suits which wall and above all to us.

Quick-folded DIY origami gift boxes

From these really beautiful, but very small patterns, so I made something today. Better to say folded – oblong origami boxes! So far, I’ve always only known the square boxes, which are so intertwined, but such a long version to close I had never seen. The cool thing about the elongated box is that you do not need a certain amount, the main thing is that the paper is rectangular.

Quick-folded DIY origami gift boxes

And wallpaper is wonderful, because it has just the right strength – not too thick and not too thin – so that the boxes can still fold well, but are still stable.

That’s what you need for an oblong origami gift box

  • Wallpaper rest about DIN A4 format
  • big ruler
  • Cutter or rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • thin knitting needle
  • glue stick

Quick-folded DIY origami gift boxes

And so the pretty paper box is folded

  1. Cut the long sides and a short side of the paper to a precise rectangle. Measure the length of the paper and divide it by seven. For inaccurate values, divide so that an even number or 0.5 digit comes out of it (eg, 4 cm or 4.5 cm) and cut off any remaining millimeters.
  2. Draw the fold lines for this template – of course your measurements – on the rectangular paper.

Quick-folded DIY origami gift boxes

  1. Drive all lines with the knitting needle on a cutting mat or similar. After, the paper can be folded very exactly later.
  2. Now it’s time to fold. Solid lines are valley and dashed lines are mountain folds. First fold all lines once according to their orientation.
  3. Then you start with the “ears”, so the paper corners. Fold this one.
  4. Then you fold the narrow strip.
  5. Now come the two long sides of it – also fold to the middle.
  6. Set up the two long sides and fold up the short side on the slopes.
  7. Fold the resulting “flap” inwards – so you reinforce the front wall and get a “double bottom”.
  8. Do the same with the triangles on the other side – this is how the hinged lid is made.
  9. Put the triangles together on the lid.
  10. Glue all appropriate surfaces, so that the box does not completely unfold when opening again.

Quick-folded DIY origami gift boxes

Tip: I found Youtube” sometimes i find that easier than just working with text and pictures.>

The whole thing sounds pretty complicated now but once you get the hang of it, you can produce one box after the other. It really is not difficult.

Quick-folded DIY origami gift boxes

I gave away Oreo biscuits with a DIY marble coating in one of those boxes, and one of them got my daughter for her pens. You can pack a coupon very nicely in it and generally I think small boxes are just always nice and you can not have enough of it ­čśë

Quick-folded DIY origami gift boxes

And for what would you use the little present boxes? I’m really looking forward to your ideas.

I wish you a creative week

Quick-folded DIY origami gift boxes

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