Origami box with lid | How About Orange

February 04, 2011

Origami box with lid

Check out the teensy origami box I attempted. Success! But I think I muttered, "Wait. What?" about sixteen times while making it. I ignored the recommendation to start with a large sheet of paper and went for the 3 cm box, following this instructional video by Sara Adams. She demonstrates a design by Dave Brill—which must be short for brilliant, because who in the world figures out how to fold a box with a hinged lid from one sheet of paper?

Happy Folding is a fun site with lots of other how-to origami videos. For example, maybe you need a Valentine origami ring to put in that box.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea to use to wrap a small gift or special treat. Thanks for sharing!

heidi / I'm with Leia said...

That's so cool and so cute - thank you for sharing,

have a nice weekend :)

Zee said...

This would be perfect for chocolate covered cake balls!

Grandma G said...

So cute!

Did she stop and answer you when you asked "What?"

Mum

Jess said...

No, but I forced her to say it over and over. :)

Jessica @ My Ardent Life said...

There is an excellent documentary available on Netflix about origami called Between the Folds. Thanks for sharing this project! Looks great!

Jess said...

Agreed—Between The Folds is great!

Katie said...

YES. I have been on a huuuuuuge origami kick lately! I've been experimenting with going over my paper creations with Mod Podge to make them a little less flimsy.

Stephanie said...

Oh, something that cute deserves a real ring inside it! Well, done... I may need a magnifier to attempt this!

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Too cute!

Erin said...

Great idea! I needed this last weekend to wrap a 5 year olds birthday present. Hair clips are a little awkward!

Justine said...

Thank you for sharing !
I'm in awe, beginning with a simple sheet and finishing with a box like that is just incredible !
I made one today, it won't be the last one ! Thankyou again !

Mary said...

I made the box several times years ago, but each time I sweat! Not an easy one, but so clever!!

Sara said...

Superb fold! Great to hear you could follow the video, even if I must have felt like a parrot at the 16th time. ;)
Happy folding!

-- Sara

Linda said...

Very, very cute! Thanks for sharing!

Dina said...

wow, that's cool!

robin said...

Thanks for sharing this. I love origami, so I might have to try making that little ring and the box to put it in!

Lisa Brown said...

Such a cute, tiny box! I've never tried one like this...thanks!

Anonymous said...

This was quite the project! Definitely not for beginners or for the impatient. I finished my first one just now. Not going to specify how long it took... it doesn't look that great either! Maybe my next one will be nicer... But I DID IT! :P

Jess said...

Anonymous, you came, you folded, you conquered! I came thiiiiiis close to throwing in the towel at one point, too. Good work.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

It looked like origami chattering teeth before I clicked on the thumbnail.

Jessica Jones said...

Ha, someone needs to figure out how to make that!

Anonymous said...

I can't open it can someone help me?

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