This instructable shows you how to make a unique flower bow and a customized origami box perfect for jewelry, candy, money, or any other small gift. This project uses many common items you would have in your home, and I would estimate the total cost of materials used to be around $0.80. The flower bow and origami box do not have to be used together. The flower bow could be an ornament, headband (substitute non-fray fabric for paper), etc. The origami box can be used as storage for small office items or decorated in some other fashion as a gift box. The techniques are quite simple, but you must have a gentle firm hand when working with these materials. Putting together this instructable and developing this technique took me about 4 hours. I would imagine the first time working through these steps would take about 45 minutes, but subsequent boxes would take much less time and could be done assembly line style for an even quicker process for making multiple boxes. You don't have to use the colors or paper that I did, so you can make yellow sunflowers with green wrapping paper for a spring-themed gift box.
Cut 2 squares out of the poster board. One square will have to be 3/4" to 1" larger than the other depending on the wrapping paper you are using. Thin wrapping paper will probably only need 3/4" difference, but heavy wrapping paper will probably need 1". My squares are 6" and 6 3/4".
Fold origami box as illustrated in the photos for both posterboard squares and run a dry test run to make sure the boxes fit snuggly inside one another without needing to force them together. Make crisp edges using a bone folder/edge turner (or a straight edge).
Gently press the squares onto a length of rolled out wrapping paper keeping the edges in line with any pattern the paper might have. Note: The circle punch is just being used to keep the edge from rolling back up.
Wrap the ribbon around the top portion of the box and twist underneath. Carefully slide the lower box inside the upper box keeping the ribbon tawt. Flip upside down and tie a bow underneath. Readjust the petals and leaves if necessary.
Note: Tying the box in this way makes it easy for the gift recipient to pull the box open.