Several years ago my oldest daughter came home with a handcrafted gift for me that she made in art class. The box she presented me was just as special and pretty as the unique and pretty handmade ceramic necklace it contained. Using scrapbook paper she folded two separate pieces, origami style, to create a delightful little gift box. I’ve made many since then – decorating areas of my home with scrapbook paper that match my home’s decor and stacking the boxes.
The only materials you’ll need are two sheets of 12 X 12 coordinating scrapbook paper which you’ll fold using the technique below. You can actually use any size scrapbook paper you’d like. The 12 X 12 makes a 4.5 inch square box. If you’d prefer a smaller box, you can use a smaller size paper as long as it’s a perfect square. This process is a little bit hard to explain in words, so I’ve created a photo tutorial to help you on your way!
Fold each corner up so that they meet in the middle.
Next fold up the flat edges so they meet in the middle.
Unfold those flat edges and fold the opposite sides so that all four sides have that same crease.
Cut along the crease towards the middle of the paper on one side as shown.
Now repeat for the opposite side.
Your scrapbook paper should now look like this: on two opposing sides, you’ll have two small triangular flaps and one center flap.
Fold the 2 small flaps in and place the large flap over them. This will hold the box into place. Repeat for opposite side.
Fold a coordinating twin and In just minutes you have the perfect little box for holding treasures of all sorts, Crafty Friends!