How to Make Origami Storage Boxes

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These paper boxes are perfect for organising all your small items like beads, bobbins, buttons, and light bulbs. They fit perfectly into small draws, making everything perfectly neat and tidy.

I’m going to show you how to make them. It takes a while to master this but once you’ve practised on scrap paper a few times you should get the hang of it. Then you can start having some real fun with different papers. Here you can see I’ve used magazines and old envelopes. In this example I’ve chosen some scrap Christmas paper and customised it with some stripes out of the sticky tape bought from Slanchogled.

You will need:

1. A 25cm square, this will make a 6cm box. Ruler and a pencil.

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2. Fold your sheet in half so you have a nice crisp fold along the center.

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3. Take the corners of your square and fold them in to the centre. You can see here my box is going to be stripy with the snowflake pattern on the inside.

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4. Now you need to measure this square in thirds and fold along the lines.

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5. Make sure you make these creases nice and sharp – it will help you later on.

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6. Open your square and rotate 90 degrees and repeat step 4.

7. When you open this up you should have a 9 square grid.

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8. Now open two opposite flaps.

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9. This is the tricky bit. Take the top right square and fold it into the middle. Sealing down the creases as you go. Repeat this on the other side.

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10. What you should have is a flap at the top like the image below. Fold this flap all the way over.

Repeat step 9 and 10 for the other side.

And there you have it, a cute little box. It took me quite a few tests but it’s worth it!

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