Introduction: Decorative Origami Box

In this instructable I will show how to create a pretty origami box like this one. You will need:

-A square sheet of paper (15x15 cm is recommended, just make sure that it's square).

-A pair of hands

I hope this works for you!

Step 1:

The first step is to take your piece of paper and crease through the middle (see picture) like a triangle. Then, crease the triangle in half. Unfold the triangle and crease the sheet of paper through the middle. Do not unfold this crease.

Step 2:

Fold the flaps of the rectangle to opposite sides and press them down. You should get a triangle like the one in the picture.

Step 3:

In your triangle, there is a hole (see image) at the bottom. Open up this hole, and press the two corners of the triangle flat.

Step 4:

You should now have a square with flaps. Fold these flaps to the center. Repeat on the other side, and you should get a sort of kite shape.

Step 5:

Open up the flaps that you folded to the center in the previous step. Press these down on all sides.

Step 6:

Take the opened up flaps and fold them over the edge through the middle (see picture) on all sides.

Step 7:

Turn your kite shape upside down and fold the flaps over, with once centimeter of space left. This is important to the next step.

Step 8: (Final Step)

Fold the remaining bit of paper over to make a small edge. Insert your hand into the box to shape it and flatten the bottom. Congratulations, you've just made a decorative box to store some knick knacks in! I hope the tutorial worked for you!


seamster made it!(author)2016-06-16

Very nice! Great instructions too. Keep it up! :)