Origami Box with Cover Folding InstructionsThe origami box or Masu is a classic and very popular. It just lacks a cover. Here, we make an origami box with cover that is really useful and practical. It can be used to store various items such as candy, paper clips, pins, jewelry and rings!
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Below are the instructions for the box cover. You need to fold the origami box for the base.
Once you've folded the origami box, follow the steps below to fold the cover.
Origami Box with Cover Step 1: Start with a 6 inch (15cm) square origami paper, color side down.
Origami Box with Cover Step 2: Fold the paper into half, on both the horizontal and vertical axis. Crease well and unfold.
Origami Box with Cover Step 3: We'll now fold the 4 corners into the center.
Origami Box with Cover Step 4: Now this is the step that differs from the origami box. Instead of folding both the top and bottom edges to meet at the center, we'll fold the bottom and top edges to almost the center, approximately 1/8" or 2-3mm from the center. Crease well and unfold.
This will make the cover slightly larger than the base.
Origami Box with Cover Step 5: Now fold the right and left edges to almost the center, approximately 1/8" or 2-3mm from the center. Crease well and unfold.
Origami Box with Cover Step 6: Now unfold the left and right sides.
Rotate 90 degrees:
Origami Box with Cover Step 7: Now we'll make the reverse folds like you've done for the origami box.
Origami Box with Cover Step 8: Now fold the flap down to make the side of the box.
Origami Box with Cover Step 9: One more side left. Repeat Steps 7 and 8 to complete the other side of the box.
Origami Box with Cover Step 10: Flip it over and your origami box cover is complete!
Origami Box with Cover Step 11: Finally, the moment you've been waiting for! Combine your origami box and cover and you have your very own origami box with cover!
This is perfect for small presents and storage. Or you can start with a larger sheet of paper to to maker a larger box for larger items.
Use sturdier paper or even card stock to make stronger boxes. Use colorful and decorative paper and personalize your own origami boxes! As you can see, you've endless options for this origami box with cover!
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