How are you?
My name is Mounir.
I love origami, and I always make gift boxes to my friends and family members.
It's easy to make, but cost much for the content. just kidding :)
Sometimes I want something special, no one did ever see it.
I had made custom gift boxes, and today, I will show you how to make a special gift box.
My idea is to make an ordinary Origami heart box but with custom pattern and put a picture or the name of whoever will receive the gift, no stickers no pen or pencil drawing or writing. Just with one sheet of paper and a printer (Color or black), it does not matter.
Today project has no pattern, just a picture (instructables logo) and words.
Step 1: Tools
- Sheet of paper (A4 size).
- Pair of scissors
- Glue (hot glue gun or any paper glue).
- Pc with MS office word.
- Printer (color or black)
Step 2: Take Mesures and Prepare the Template
you need to fold the lid of the heart box first, then take the pencil and mark the borders like in the picture .
Then unfold it, and measure the position with the ruler, and make a template.
Or you can download the Template and put your picture there easily.
just before printing the file, remove the color of the borders surrounding the picture by selecting No Color in the border color option in MS office word.
You can add any pattern you want.
Step 3: Print and Cut
Print the picture on A4 paper size,
any color you like and cut the paper in half.
Step 4: Starting With the Lid
Take the top half (this will be the lid), and fold it in half (blank side up). Pictures are in lower section
Fold the top edge to the previous crease and unfold.
Fold the top right corner to lie on the upper horizontal crease. (horizontal red line).
Fold the right edge (yellow dot ) vertically using the corner (Red dot) as a guide, then unfold.
Bring the upper horizontal crease to the right edge. (red lines)
Squash fold the top.
Squash fold while bringing the existing creases (red lines) to the horizontal position.
Swivel some paper behind (follow the YELLOW DOT).
Wrap one layer behind. (follow the yelleow line)
Fold that piece behind (mountain fold).
Valley fold from the left edge to the right as above.
Fold the left down corner to the horizontal crease (yellow line).
Then mountain fold using the red line as guide and unfold.
Divide the left rectangle into four parts and repeat on the other side using valley folds
Mountain crease the diagonals from the middle (YELLOW DOTS) to the lower edge in the left side (RED DOTS) and repeat on the right side
Fold the top edge using the tab as guide line (yellow line)
Reinforce the creases as mountain folds
Use existing creases to fold the top and bring the middle parts together.
Crease as angle bisector.
Fold the corners to the center and unfold
Petal fold (follow the yellow and red lines)
Tuck the point inside
Step 14: Swivel the Segments
Starting with left side Swivel the 04 segments using existing creases (follow the colored lines)
Then fold the tip point a little
Tuck it the tip in the pocket
And repeat on the other right side
Rearrange the layers, so that the tip at the top is free
Then insert the tab into the pocket
Step 16: Using the Glue
Use the Hot Glue Gun or any kind of paper glue to glue the showed points.
(do not use super glue it makes a spots on the paper)
PLEASE, IF YOU ARE UNDER AGE, ASK YOUR PARENTS OR AN ADULT TO HELP YOU OR SUPERVISE WHEN USING THE HOT GLUE GUN, YOU MAY BURN YOUR FINGERS OR GET AN ELECTRIC SHOCK.
Or you can use any glue, and wait until it dries.
Step 17: Lid Finished
ُET VOILA !!!
The lid is complete now.
Step 18: Sarting the Base
Fold the top right corner to lie on the lower horizontal crease. (red dot)
Fold vertically using the corner as a guide (red dot).
Complete as the lid from STEP 6 until STEP16
Skipping the part of :
Fold the top edge using the tab as guide line (yellow line) in STEP 10.
Fold the tip marked with yellow lines behind.
Use the glue the same as the lid.
Step 20: Finally
I wish you luck in making it.
Step 21: Next Time
Be prepared ...