How to make an origami box

Little boxes can be used to store so many different things, from jewelry to thumb tacks to candies. Instead of searching for boxes at the store, try your hand and making one using the ancient art of origami. All the project requires is a piece of pretty paper and the ability to follow instructions.
You can even give the boxes you create a bit of extra flair by embellishing them with such things as buttons, stickers or ribbons. Follow the video tutorial and the instructions to learn how to make an origami box. You don't need scissors because Origami paper is already in the shape of a square. If you'd like to make a bigger version, cut a larger square from a piece of paper.
- Origami paper
1. Place the paper on the work surface printed side down and fold it in half horizontally. Open it up.
2. Fold the paper in half along the other side so you have two creases that intersect at the center of the square, then open it.
3. Fold each of the corners into the center so their points touch.
4. Leaving the corners folded, fold the left and right edges into the center of the square so that they touch.
5. Unfold the side edges, and fold the top and bottom edges into the center in the same way. Unfold them as well.
6. Unfold the side triangles and fold the long edges of the paper into the center.
7. Leaving these folds in place, strengthen the existing edge creases by folding both edges up and creasing them with your fingernail. Unfold them, fold them down and crease them again.
8. Make the side walls of the box by pulling up the flaps along the long side.
9. Make the third wall of the box by pulling up the left flap. Fold the flap inward over the wall, and fold the top triangle of the flap into the bottom of the box.
10. Repeat step 9 to make the fourth and final wall. Make sure all the folds are clean and there are no wrinkles.

'I have seen tons of ideas made with pallets. My hats off to you for thinking this through and really keeping it clean for a good looking, tight project. Very nice!!,' says a fellow DIYer
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