Saturday, September 17, 2011

Tutorial - Gift origami box

On pictures below you can see how to make cute origami gift box. To make it you will need 2 square pieces of paper 12 x 12 cm (near 4'), scissors, ruler, pencil and double-sided adhesive tape.

 From one piece of paper we will make bottom of box, and from another - cap. Take first piece and check middle on each side of square.
 Than with ruler fold corners inside.

 If the paper is thick, make sure that you fold it proper.
 Than on each fold check 1.5 cm from both end.
 And fold again.

 Fold two opposite sides on first fold. And than fold on second fold but now with inside corner.
 And help yourself with ruler.
 Unfold in all and repeat with another opposite sides.

 Unfold again. Stick adhesive tape on each side. If the paper isn't thick you can pass this.
 Remove the protective tape from 2 opposite sides and fold them.
 Fold the corners as on pictures below without removing protective tape.

 When you are sure you fold it good and accurate, remove the protective tape.
 And fold again :)

 Make it with last side. And our bottom is ready.
 To make cap you mast repeat it all with some differences. Before second folding check 1.3 mm instead of 1.5 to be sure that cap will be little bigger than bottom.
 Here it is.
 And our gift box at all:
 I hope it will be useful. Gift season is coming ;)


  1. So pretty box. Natalka, thank you for sharing!

  2. Lovely idea. I made the boxes of wall paper samples from a local store :)

  3. What a great tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. Such a great tutorial! thank you for sharing!

  5. Very interesting tutorial! Thank you so much!

  6. great tutorial! So clear and detailed - thank you!

  7. wow! awesome! thank you Natalka!

  8. it is really nice :)
    I might start doing boxes myself

  9. Very interesting!! Thank you !

  10. Simple, easy, pretty. Thank you :o)

  11. Very nice and thank you for sharing it with us...

    I also the table cloth... did you make the design in it? :)

  12. Thank you! Background is my granny's old towel :)

  13. Lovely! I'll try this- thanks for sharing!

  14. That is to wonderful! You are a dear friend. Anyway, I am into origami too. I wonder if you can visit my site since we both share the same passion.

  15. This is absolutely fantabulous, keep it up, girlfriend!!MWAH

  16. Could you tell me the dimensions of the finished box, pretty please?

  17. I predict this will come in very handy this year for me, since I plan on being very crafty and extremely productive. Thanks for sharing!:)

  18. Hi Natalka,

    What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of DIY gift boxes! Check it out here:

    Have a great day!