SMP Craft
28 Jan

How-to Tuesday: Origami Box Edition

They must really like me over here because Team SMP Craft asked me – the intern – to come up with a how-to post for this month. (Or maybe that means they don’t like me? It could go either way…) Unfortunately, I am rather limited in my crafting abilities but I did master the art of folding paper back in kindergarten and go through an Origami phase in middle school so I decided to play to my strengths and return to my favorite form of ancient Japanese art.

First things first: don’t think you have to spend money on fancy Origami paper to make this small box. For this project I used a simple CD/DVD envelope. I’ve even made miniature boxes out of Post-Its. The material just has to be a square and able to hold creases. If you’re using an envelope like I did make sure to either fold the flap into the case or tape it down.

 

 

Fold each corner into the middle so you have four triangles.

 

 

Fold a triangle so the straight edge meets the middle.
Release and repeat for remaining triangles.

 

 

Open two triangles on opposite sides.

 

 

For me, this next step is always the trickiest.
Fold in the sides of the triangle to make the corners of the box.
1620246_10201452142812980_1937452606_n

 

 

Once you have your corners creased, fold the triangle over the corners
so it aligns back with the triangles in the center.
1600303_10201452142532973_1220243995_n

 

 

Repeat on other side.

 

 

Voila – a small box made from an inexpensive, common item!20140121_135501

 

 

(Feel free to make some more and find yourself a hillside…)
1620239_10201452172733728_1535484905_n

 After you have mastered the box and wish to go
onto more challenging Origami projects,
check out Origami to Astonish and Amuse for ideas.
9780312254049

Barnes & Noble
IndieBound
Amazon
Books-a-Million
Powell’s Books
Walmart
Overstock

 

Tagged with: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

CAUGHT CRAFTING: SMPCraft’s Spotlight on NYC Crafting

SMPCRAFT #CAUGHTCRAFTING Thursday morning, Astoria, Queens. Accessorizing with a lovely temporary floral tattoo she learned to make from DIY Temporary Tattoos: Draw It, Print It, Ink It by Pepper Baldwin!

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: JUNE DIY Father’s Day Gifts to MAKE NOW

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: JUNE DIY Father’s Day Gifts to MAKE NOW

Father's Day is less than three weeks away -- Sunday, June 19th in the U.S. -- just enough time to start prepping for what would make dear old pops feel loved....What dad, what MAN, wouldn't want to get a bright red tool box full of homemade BBQ, bacon, and chili flavored chocolate? Or a handmade Paracord hammock? Does he play golf?--hand dipped tees? Does he like to hike? Enjoy nature and the great outdoors? How about homemade beef jerky? Or does he enjoy watching sports--Remote Control Cookie? What about beer? One of the coolest new items coming out of Japan is a Frozen Beer Slushy Maker by Kirin Ichiban that perfectly pairs with the DIY black and tan soap! Scroll and click for more homemade DIY Father's Day gift ideas sure to make pappy happy! Hashtag #SMPCRAFT #DIYFATHERSDAY!

My Recent Pins

Follow Me on Pinterest 
My Pinterest Badge by: Jafaloo. For Support visit: My Pinterest Badge