A perfect box to give a small gift!
Will need two sheets of square paper. Cardstock or origami paper works best.
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Fold paper vertically in half.
Fold paper horizontally in half.
Open up paper to lay flat, the inside face up. Fold the four corners into the middle.
Fold each side into the middle vertically.
Fold each side into the middle horizontally.
To form the sides of the box, open the left and right sides. Tuck in the small triangle corners and tuck the flap over the the sides. Do this to both left and right sides of the box.
This is one finished box. You can place goodies or a small gift and wrap the top. Or, you can continue to create a lid for your origami gift box.
To create a lid, take the second piece of paper, and repeat steps 1 and 2: Fold paper vertically in half, then fold paper horizontally in half.
Repeat step 3: Open up paper to lay flat. Fold corners into the middle.
NOTE: In order to make the top larger than the bottom, leave a 1/2" space between each triangle when folding in the corners; this will make the lid larger than the base.
Repeat steps 4 and 5: Fold each side into the middle vertically, then fold each side into the middle horizontally.
Repeat Step 6: To form the sides of the box, open the left and right sides. Tuck in the small triangle corners and tuck the flap over the the sides.Do this to both sides of the box. You now have both a top and bottom to your gift box. You may tape the bottom of the box to secure the flaps.
Place the lid on top of the bottom. It should fit snug but not too big, as seen in the photo.
Fill your origami box and give a gift to someone you love!