How to make a paper box- origami easy

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Hi Everyone! Here is something fun I did with my left over paper. If you are going to a party an like to bring something unique, be creative and give a little box and put in some lovely chocolates. These boxes are much easier to make than they look. Once you get the hang of it, a box will take less then 5 minutes to make.

To make a box, I use two pieces of left-over paper. I cut them into two perfect squares. The paper for the box bottom needs to be little bit smaller. Usually there is only  a half centimeter difference.  To create a custom box experiment with the paper sizes. I recommend you practicing one time on printer paper before using your old (and nice) left over paper.

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A mid-weight paper works best but my watercolours are often on a quite thick paper (200g). The lighter-weight papers like paper from advertising brochure or orgami paper can work well too. The heavier the paper is, the smaller the little box has to be. (so therefor experiment to get the perfect fit)

When you are cutting out the paper, it’s worth taking the time to perfectly square up your right angles but don’t worry, I didn’t do this when I made this boxes. And they turned out just fine.

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How to make the origami box:

Fold all the 4 corners of the paper into the center. There is a video down below.




The fold one side of the square into the center and do the same to the other side.

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Open up the paper and turn 90 degrees. Repeat to fold the opposite long edges to the center point.


Your folded paper should look like this. The folding is now done! Now it’s time to cut, you need 4 cuts into the squares that you now see in the center of the paper. Careful not to cut too long or too short. The important thing is that you now have two flips. Open up two of the corner that been cut that, i.e the edges that are opposite each other.


Press the paper down and over the edge of the wall. The corner point should sit right in the middle of the box.


Now give it a nice, crisp shape.

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33 thoughts on “How to make a paper box- origami easy

      1. Thank you Magny! If I make one I take a photo and post where I can link to you because you gave me the beautiful Idea! You know more I see your Art and I looove it! I am so happy that we connected! <3

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