Papercraft: Origami Boxes for Gifts & Trinkets

Evgeniya & Dominic Righini-Brand, Graphic Design & Photography

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7 Lessons (13m)
    • 1. Introduction & Overview

      0:51
    • 2. Paper Ideas

      2:14
    • 3. Folding Technique

      3:06
    • 4. Box Sizes & Proportions

      1:16
    • 5. Making a Lid

      1:25
    • 6. Making an Insert

      2:06
    • 7. Further Ideas & Conclusion

      1:47

About This Class

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The festive season is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about the gifts and the way to present them!

I'm Evgeniya Righini-Brand, and in this quick class I will show you how to turn a sheet of paper into a neat box in a few simple steps without using any other materials! This is a really simple, but versatile technique for making origami boxes, which are great for packaging small gifts, and if you are not in a holiday mood you can also make nice trinket boxes or desk tidies!

In this class you'll learn:

  • how to fold paper into a box;
  • how to calculate box sizes and proportions;
  • how to create complementary lids & inserts;
  • what types of paper and card to use to create original boxes;
  • what extra touches you can add to make your boxes special.

Materials:

  • 90 gsm or origami paper to practice with;
  • 120–200 gsm paper or card to make final durable boxed (please watch Paper Ideas video for more details and ideas).

Tools:

  • ruler;
  • pencil;
  • craft knife;
  • cutting mat (optional);
  • scissors.

Resources (please see attached files in the project section):

  • Printable Box Templates;
  • Folding Instructions;
  • Size Guide;
  • Printable Patterns & Colours in A4 & A3 formats.

I cannot wait to see your origami boxes! Join in and let’s get folding!;)