New DIY Gift Box Paper Craft

There may be times when you want to give someone a quick gift and do not have a box or gift bag on hand. No need to worry! This nifty origami box is easy to make, beautiful and quite versatile. All you need are two sheets of any square paper. I prefer cardstock or scrapbook paper, but you can use wrapping paper, kraft paper, butcher wrap, parchment paper or even newspaper and still get good results. No glue or tape is necessary for construction. Isn't that fabulous? You will be able to make..

Supplies Needed to Make an Origami Gift Box

    Two sheets of 12" x 12" scrapbook paper or cardstock
    bone folder
    purchased or hand made gift topper (optional)
    ribbon (optional)
    gift tags (optional)
    bling (optional)

*A quick tip *Always use a bone folder to flatten each crease. It will produce a much sharper edge.

    Start with a 12-inch  x 12-inch sheet of paper.
    Fold the paper in half and then in half again.Unfold the paper and lay flat.
    Take the bottom left corner and fold toward the center.
    Continue folding all of the corners towards the center.
    Rotate the folded square 90 degrees clockwise. There should be an x in the middle.
    Fold the right edge towards the center.
    Fold the left edge towards the center.
    Unfold the creases and flatten the paper.
    Fold the top edge towards the center.Then fold the bottom edge towards the center.
    Unfold the creases and flatten the paper.
    Turn the paper so that there is a corner on the top. Pull the top corner flap open. Pull the bottom flap open.
    Pinch in the top right and left corners to form the top and side walls of the box.
    Fold the flap over and into the center of the box.
    Repeat these steps with the bottom corner.