DIY Paper Boxes

 

Hello everyone! I’ve recently learned how to make theese super adorable, easy paper boxes, and thought I’d share it with you today!

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You will need 8 pieces of paper, all square and the same size. They can all be different patterns, or the same, whatever you prefer. 4 of the pieces will be for the lid, 4 for the bottom.

The Lid:

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1.) Fold one of the pieces of paper in half twice, so the creases form an x.

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2.) Then fold one of the corners to the center, just like if you were making a fortune teller.

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3.) Fold that in half so you have a shape that looks like this. I’ve labeled the corners so the next few steps will be easier.

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4.) Fold corner #1 down onto corner #4 and crease.

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5.) Then, fold corner #3 until it is in line with corner #4, but only crease until the line that we made during step four.

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6.) While still holding that crease, pull your top corner downward. I know this step is confusing and a little hard to explain, but if you dont understand, the pictures will help. This is the shape you should end up with. Do this to the other 3 pieces needed for the lid.

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7.) When all 4 sides are completed, insert the pointed end of one side into the flap on another. Do this with the other pieces as well.  Your end result should look like this:

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The Bottom:

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1.) Fold the paper so that 4 squares are formed.

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2.) Fold in one corner, leaving a small gap so it doesnt completely touch the center.

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3.) Fold the left side over, again leaving a small gap between the fold and center line.

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4.) Fold corner #1 over until it is line with corner #4 and #5.

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5.) From there, fold the triange formed after the crease under, resulting in a shape like this.

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6.) To put them together, its essentially the same as the lid, putting the corners of one into the flap of the other. It should look like this:

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I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know in the comments what you think. Until Monday!

ELK

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