Simple Origami Box Instructions
Origami box instructions make it easy to create a special gift box for almost any occasion. Boxes folded from 6x6 origami paper hold candy and other sweet treats. Boxes folded from 12x12 scrapbooking paper are large enough to hold a bracelet, necklace, or a pair of earrings.
With the patterned side of the paper face down, fold the paper in half horizontally. Open it back up, then fold in half vertically. Open again to reveal a folded cross in the middle.
Using the mountain fold lines as a guide, fold each corner in toward the middle of the paper.
Fold the left side in to the middle, then the right side. Unfold the paper, turn it 90 degrees and fold the remaining two sides into the middle.
Open two corners diagonal to each other, leaving the other two corners folded in. Use your forefingers to coax the corner folds in, pulling the third edge upwards.
Tuck the top flap in to form the side of the box. Repeat to form the final side of the box. Secure the flaps with a glue stick or a bit of double-sided tape for added reinforcement.
To make a box with a lid, simply repeat the above steps with a square that is slightly smaller. For example, paper that is 11 ½ x 11 ½ works well to create the second part of a box made with 12x12 scrapbook paper.
If you need to make a card to go with your gift, check out our Origami Envelope slideshow.