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Papercraft: Origami Boxes for Gifts & Trinkets

Evgeniya & Dominic Righini-Brand, Graphic Design & Photography

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7 Videos (13m)
    • Introduction & Overview

      0:51
    • Paper Ideas

      2:14
    • Folding Technique

      3:06
    • Box Sizes & Proportions

      1:16
    • Making a Lid

      1:25
    • Making an Insert

      2:06
    • 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!;)

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Simple and easy to follow. Made a beautiful box in minutes!
I had to watch most of the instructions several times, but I eventually had success! I am the least spatially-oriented person on the planet, so if I can do this, you can definitely do this!
Absolutely amazing class! Evgeniya gives very clear, easy to follow instructions. The boxes look very cute:)
Julia Henze

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Evgeniya & Dominic Righini-Brand

Graphic Design & Photography

We are Dominic & Evgeniya Righini-Brand, a creative couple specialising in graphic design and photography. We have started back in 2008 with a strong focus on branding and print design, but lately our focus has shifted to personal projects, visual experimentation and teaching on Skillshare. Our nomadic studio Attitude Creative has travelled with us from Moscow to the depth of Germany and back to the UK.

Having studied and then taught at university for 5 years we are co...

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