Friday 8 May 2009

Origami Box with Wrap Lid

This is a tutorial for UK A4 squared but I have tried to explain the principle so it can be applied to any size.


Instructions in Brief
Make the box first - from a square of good quality paper.
Make the wrap from good quality, heavy weight card.
Wrap length:
is the same measurement as the paper used to make the box.
Wrap width:
is 20mm (7/8") wider than the finished box width.
Score lines on wrap:
1) Mark the centre of the wrap (lengthwise).
2) Measure the height of the finished box.
3) Mark the box height measurement - half either side of the centre point.

If you want to colour tint, stamp or round corners of the wrap - do this before attaching to the box.

Add panels or 3D embellishments after attaching to the box.

Another example - 'Dragonfly Joy'

Here I added decorative panels to the top, sides, inner lid and base. I stamped onto the black card with VersaMark clear ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.

This was a 'New Technique Challenge' on Splitcoaststampers.Here's the link:

For more examples of origami boxes check out my January postings and Splitcoaststampers Gallery - (there are some fabulous boxes here!)

These boxes are quick to make which leaves lots of time for the fun bit - decorating!

Thanks for looking!



Crissi Harvey said...

great tutorial your box is stunning

Lilacanglia said...

super tutorial,
love the lid,

Anonymous said...

wow fantastic box xx jo xx

kari and kijsa said...

Happy Mother's Day blessings,
kari & kijsa

Julie Allain said...

Oh Elaine this is so beautiful!! Thanks for another fantastic tutorial xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful! I particularly like the dragonfly one.
Thank you for the instructions