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[Tutorial] Origami Gift Box (incl. a Scor-pal Version) 11/12/2011

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Tutorial for :Origami Gift Box (Perfect For Washi Tapes)

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When folding the paper, it is ok to leave a small gap but do not go over the points/lines as the red arrows shown in this tutorial.

If you are new to origami, please practice on some printer paper or scraps first.


[Traditional] A square piece of paper (any size), Pencil, Ruler and Eraser (Skip Step 2)

[Scor-pal] 6″ x 6″ paper, Scor-pal (Start with Step 2)

Optional: Bone Folder, Embellishments, Stamps (as shown in Step 7)

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1. [Traditional] Mark on the back of your paper diagonally as shown below:


[Traditional] Fold the four corners to the center as shown: (It is ok to have gaps)

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[Traditional] Open up and fold to the cross point as the red arrow shown below. Open up and fold the next corner in.

[Traditional] Remove the pencil marks when you have finished all four corners.

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2. [Scor-pal] 6″x6″ Patterned-side up: line up at 4-1/4” and sore at 2-1/8”, 3-1/4”, 5-1/4” and 6-5/8” as shown.

(I marked the 4-1/4” line at the bottom of the scor-pal for an easy line-up).

Turn the paper 90 degrees and score again at 2-1/8”, 3-1/4”, 5-1/4” and 6-5/8”.

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Finished fold lines shown as Patterned-side down:


3. Patterned-side down: [Traditional] Valley Fold as shown in orange lines. [Scor-pal] Score at 3” on all sides, stop at the corners of the middle box. Valley Fold.

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4. Patterned-side facing you: Valley fold as shown on all sides


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5. Fold as shown:

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Continue to fold all the corners:

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6. Step 5 finished look as shown.


Push the four little triangles as the arrows shown above to their left.

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7. Fold the four flaps down as shown

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[Traditional] You may have gaps on the flaps.


[Scor-pal] You will have a little overlapping on the flaps. Turn around and cut the little extra paper off.

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If you want to stamp, do so before step 8.

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8. Fold the flaps back down one by one counter-clockwise.

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Tuck the final flap in.

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9. Decorate.

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Third entry for Lawnscaping Challenge #21: Thank You!

Also for Scor-pal Designer Chellenge

This is my first origami tutorial, please feel free to let me know if you have any question by leaving a comment to this post. I will try my best to answer.




12 Responses to “[Tutorial] Origami Gift Box (incl. a Scor-pal Version)”

  1. melaniadeasy Says:

    Thank u for the tutorial!!!! this box so cute and adorable. Thank you for playing at Lawnscaping 🙂

  2. Tamara Laan Says:

    Wow, love this little box
    Thanks for the tutorial 🙂
    Thanks for playing along with us ar Lawnscaping again
    xx Tamara

  3. Christiana Says:

    These are so sweet! I love the step by step instructions. I am definitely going to try to make one of these. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

  4. Laurel Says:

    Wow, this is super cool! I love that you gave us a step by step photo tutorial……. This is a gorgeous box. I love it and will definitely attempt to make one!

  5. Cath Says:

    This is so fun! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! 🙂

  6. SO fun & sweet! Congrats on you shout-out by Cath on MoxieFab World too!!!

  7. Janet Ribet Says:

    Love this! Thank your for sharing!

  8. Kathy Rosecrans Says:

    Great tutorial!! Thanks for including so many photos!

  9. Jingle Says:

    That turned out really cute!

  10. laurafadora Says:

    this is awesome, gotta try it!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!!

  11. Janet Ribet Says:

    Love your box! I made one : see here
    Thanks for the instructions!

    • Nina R. Says:

      Hi Janet, Thank you for the link! Nothing makes me happier than seeing your creations! I love the look of stamping with white distress stain:)

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