Paper Gift Box

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Introduction: Paper Gift Box

Can't find the right sized package for your gift? Or do you just love giving personalised gifts to your close family and friends? This paper gift box is the solution to any of your gifting problems. Simple to make, they are perfect for any type of gift. Make them in the favourite colour of the recipient and adjust the size to show off what you bought them. Finish it off with a ribbon and anyone will love the packaging just as much as the present itself!

Step 1: Collect Box Materials

The only material that you need for this project is a square piece of paper.

It is best if you have origami paper to use however if you do not, you can simply cut a square from a larger piece of paper. If you do this however, ensure that the measurements are as accurate as possible.

Step 2: Make the Box

Lay your paper square on a flat surface in front of you.

Fold the paper in half so that the top edge meets the bottom edge.

Press along the fold to crease.

Step 3:

Open the square again.

Fold the paper in half so that the left edge meets the right edge.

Press along the fold to crease.

Step 4:

Open the square out again.

The creases that you made should form a 'plus sign'.

Step 5:

Using the creases as a guide, fold each corner into the centre of the square.

Press along each fold to crease.

Step 6:

Turn the diamond so that it is a square again.

Step 7:

Fold the bottom edge upwards, so that it lines up along the centre of the square.

Press along the fold to crease.

Step 8:

Fold the top edge downwards so that it lines up along the centre of the square.

Press along the fold to crease.

The two folds that you just created should meet in the middle.

Step 9:

Open the folds you just made to form a square again.

Step 10:

Unfold the triangles on both the top and the bottom, as shown above.

Step 11:

Fold the right side of the paper, so that the left edge meets the centre-line.

Press along the fold to crease.

Step 12:

Repeat on the left side.

The two folds should meet at the centre-line.

Step 13:

Crease the top of the paper so that it stands up, as shown above.

Step 14:

While holding the standing end in place, lift the left fold up to create the left side of the box.

The paper should fold diagonally where there are already creases to make this step easier.

Step 15:

Hold the two standing walls in place and repeat on the right side.

Step 16:

Fold the bottom end of the paper up so that it is standing straight.

The paper should fold diagonally where there are already creases to make this step easier.

Step 17:

Fold the two ends over so that they sit inside the box.

The triangle tops should lay flat on the bottom of the box.

Step 18: Collect Lid Materials

The only material that you need for this project is a square piece of paper.

It is best if you have origami paper to use however if you do not, you can simply cut a square from a larger piece of paper. If you do this however, ensure that the measurements are as accurate as possible.

Step 19: Make the Lid

Lay your paper square on a flat surface in front of you.

Fold the paper in half so that the top edge meets the bottom edge.

Press along the fold to crease.

Step 20:

Open the square again.

Fold the paper in half so that the left edge meets the right edge.

Press along the fold to crease.

Step 21:

Open the square out again.

The creases that you made should form a 'plus sign'.

Step 22:

Using the creases as a guide, fold each corner into the centre of the square.

Press along each fold to crease.

Step 23:

Turn the diamond so that it is a square again.

Step 24:

Fold the bottom edge upwards, so that it sits just below the centre of the square.

Press along the fold to crease.

Step 25:

Fold the top edge downwards so that it sits just above the centre of the square.

Press along the fold to crease.

The two folds that you just created should NOT meet in the middle.

Step 26:

Open the folds you just made to form a square again.

Step 27:

Unfold the triangles on both the top and the bottom, as shown above.

Step 28:

Fold the left side of the paper, so that the left edge sits just to the left of the centre-line.

Press along the fold to crease.

Step 29:

Repeat on the right side.

The two folds should NOT meet in the centre.

Step 30:

Crease the top of the paper so that it stands up, as shown above.

Step 31:

While holding the standing end in place, lift the left fold up to create the left side of the box.

The paper should fold diagonally where there are already creases to make this step easier.

Step 32:

Hold the two standing walls in place and repeat on the right side.

Step 33:

Fold the bottom end of the paper up so that it is standing straight.

The paper should fold diagonally where there are already creases to make this step easier.

Step 34:

Fold the two ends over so that they sit inside the box.

The triangle tops should lay flat on the bottom of the box.

Step 35: Assemble the Gift Box

Collect the box and lid for your Paper Gift Box.

The lid should be slightly bigger, so can be placed easily over the top of the box.

Step 36:

Your Paper Gift Box is complete!

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