Saturday, April 3, 2010

origami boxes with wallpaper?

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No really, I folded these boxes out of old wallpaper I got at the thrift store! Want to make these too? Check out my tutorial video here.
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Since I used the entire width of the roll these boxes ended up pretty big.
I think they're about 8in x 8in.

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I originally bought the wallpaper to be wrapping paper. I was staring at the roll wishing I had boxes to wrap and that's when I realized that the wallpaper was thick enough to make origami boxes! {Bonus! These wallpaper rolls come with way more paper than wrapping paper rolls do!}
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I put little dividers inside to separate the chocolate nest treats I made for Easter. Maybe I'll put home made peeps in another box. You could use these boxes for cupcakes as well since they're tall enough. The possibilities are endless really.
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As you can see from all the photos, I had a lot of fun decorating them too. I think I am in love with packaging and wrapping! (And, I'm more than a little obsessed with origami boxes!)
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Happy Easter everyone!

9 comments:

mer said...

um...ok totally jealous that you found those wallpaper rolls at a thrift store! I'm so getting one of those boxes full of Easter nests in the mail, right? :)

Melissa said...

Uh- Can I just tell you that I adore you! I collect vintage wallpaper and have always used them as wrapping paper, and for projects. . . but THIS just takes it to another level. Amazing. I'm totally going to try this out.

Your pictures are wonderful! Who wouldn't feel special getting such a beautifully wrapped treat?

Studly Studmans said...

You are so talented and creative. Only you would know what to do with a few rolls of wallpaper! The nests turned out pretty this year. Did you try any peeps?

blazedanielle said...

Those are beautiful!! You are so creative! What a lovely place to store hidden treasures!

Charissa - The Gifted Blog said...

Gorgeous. What a find - the colors and patterns look great together! These are beautifully styled, too. You can tell you had fun with this!

Charissa
www.thegiftedblog.com

its simple love said...

I LOVE your blog and I adore this creative craft out of old vintage wall paper. Very impressive.

Rachael

Dewi Citra Sari said...

That's really grown up gifts
I would love to accept one XO
oh, I forget to say HI !!
Hi Lorajean, may I feature your craft in my blog, please.. cause I did :)
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Aurora said...

Thanks for showing me how to make these! Adorable, as is everything you do :)

Sara said...

These are wonderful. I am in the throes of getting ready for christmas (rather early) and after making lots of jewellry for gifts these boxes will be the perfect finishing touch! Yay to you :-)

Sara

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