Monday, August 16, 2010

Origami box tutorial

boxes

Lately I have have had people ask me to post a tutorial on my wallpaper origami boxes so here it is. My 5 year old daughter taped it for me so excuse the shaky, and sometimes off to one side filming.
I have another tutorial on how to make a pretty window in your origami box lid, go here to see it.



You know how when you hear your own voice on video you sound so weird? Well I've noticed how low my voice sounds, and also how much I sound like my sisters and mom. Sounding like my family isn't bad at all, in fact it makes me happy. (Hi mom, hi 4 sisters, love & miss you guys!XoxOXOXOOooxoxo.)
So let me know what you think! Do you have any questions? Did it make sense?

Also, I thought it would be fun to have you all share the pretty origami boxes you make! Just email me an image and I might feature your pretty package in a blog post sometime! :)




33 comments:

Kelsey said...

You made that look so easy! I think I'm going to try it. The video was good, easy to follow, but it kept pausing every few seconds-maybe a problem on my end...?

Bonnie said...

What a clever box! Great step-by-step instructions. I'll have to give this a try! Thanks!

Yvie said...

Hi! This is Yvie from FLcikr...came over as soon as I got the message :) Can't wait to try this out, I wish I lived in the US to enter the giveaway but I may just have to enter anyway! xx

Lorajean said...

Kelsey- I have loaded and reloaded the video a few times now so I hope it is loading better for all of you. :) I was doing fine for me.

Yvie- I love that you want to participate in the contest. I hope you do send photos! I won't be sending the prize package out of the country but we would still love to see what you create! If it is anything like your cakes I'm sure it will be lovely!

s. said...

oh! love this! i am so gonna try it out! thanks! :)

kate said...

Lorajean, I just have to say how much I love reading your blog. I think you are so clever. Thanks for being an inspiration to me.

Chas said...

I love ideas for repurposing things. What a great idea! I can't wait to find some wallpaper to try it out!

Chas @ http://onewomenshaven.blogspot.com/

Susan said...

Beautiful! I remember making little teeny ones like this out of lined paper when I was in elementary school. Such a neat idea to use wall paper for gifts and such. Thank you so much for sharing this. I love the wallpaper you used - yellow is one of my favorite colors. Where did you get this large striped one?

Lorajean said...

Susan,
All these awesome wall papers are from my local thrift store can you believe it? The yellow stripped one is my fave! :)

D-lyn said...

So much fun I found that going to YouTube to watch make the video not be glitchy or pause and load.
I think I will try this with wrapping paper I know it isn't as strong so maybe a double layer or a heavier kind.

Angela Brian said...

i LOvE this project!

i wanted to let you know it was featured today on on my blog!

thanks for getting in touch.

greensubmarinediydesign.blogspot.com

-ang

Annie Carie said...

I did it! That was fun. I get better at folding the paper with each box. I need to find a way to dress up my boxes to make them look extra cute. xo xo
-Annie Carie

BTW I never had any trouble viewing your video on your blog.

Lorajean said...
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Lorajean said...

I just wanted to say thanks to Craft Zine blog, the Givers Log, and the Gifted blog for featuring this tutorial! My video on you-tube currently has 2,509 views! :)

Sandy said...

Oh my gosh this is AMAZING! I'm so glad i stumbled across your blog. You're so creative and talented. I can't wait to try this for Christmas and hopefully for a lot more!

Jaz said...

These are too cute! I remember making these all the time at school. Thanks for the memories! x

Stephanie said...

What a clever idea to make them out of wallpaper so that you can make bigger boxes! I'd always made them out of card-stock. I like to make my lids slightly shorter, so that they're easier to put on and off. Really beautiful, thanks for sharing.

DANA said...

That is awesome! I would love for you to come link up at my Strut Your Stuff Linky Party!
http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-party.html

Anonymous said...

Great video! Thanks for sharing! I'm totally doing an advent calendar with these boxes. :-)

Janelle Baine said...

Thanks for this post I just sent you an email with a pic of my boxes I made from your awesome instructions!

Mim said...

So I suppose I could try it out and see, but have you ever made this with like scrapbook paper? I don't happen to have any amazing wallpaper at my house on hand, but I have some paper... I saw that someone said they used cardstock...same thing I suppose? How big of a box would that make?

Ada @ New York said...

What a GREAT video! U make it look so easy! I have left over wall papers and wrapping paper that will be 'volunteering' for this lovely crafty creation. I will send u pics ...hmmmm ... may feature ur video on my blog as well. Super creative! Thanks for sharing!

Kerrie said...

Fantastic! Thank you so much for posting this! I recently found some amazing books of wallpaper samples at a thrift store ($1 each!). I saw them ... loved the designs ... and had no idea what I would do with them ... but bought them anyhow! So glad I did and so glad I found this great tutorial! If I make these I will post on my blog and include a link to your tutorial!

Daphne said...

Hola Lorajean, muchas gracias por compartir este tutorial, es muy sencillo de entender, hasta para mi que no hablo muy bien tu idioma jajaja...

El lunes 14 de febrero, para celebrar San Valentin, publicaré en mi blog una entrada en la que estará la cajita que nos enseñaste, yo la use para obsequiarle un dulce de chocolate a mi esposo...

Besitines

Daphne

Lex-a-roo said...

Wow, That is such a cool project I can't wait to try it.

Prasanthi Viswanadh said...

OMG!!.....what a clever idea?....excellent video tutorial....thanks for sharing...

Prasanthi
http://creativecrafts-arts.blogspot.com/

Katie said...

Thank you for sharing! My daughter and I are enjoying making these together!

ML said...

Thank you so much for this excellent tutorial. I made loads of these boxes and gave away all my Christmas cookies in them this year. Have a blessed and happy Christmas.

ummi3 said...

Wow these are adorable! I just found your site through Dana's blog MADE and I can't wait to try the cookies and the box, thanks so much for the tut!

swarnamanoj said...

thanks so much for the tutorial.
tried out and came out gr8..
will post the pics in my blog later.
have a look.
thanks
swarna
mycraftwork.blogspot.com

swarnamanoj said...

hi lorajean,
i have made the box and here is the link...
http://mycraftworks.blogspot.com/2012/01/gift-box.html
thanks for the tutorial
swarna

Lorina Daiana said...

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caitlindye said...

So I just made one out of postal packaging...and I am loving my brown paper package! I made it and put it together and said "I did NOT just do that!" So easy and fun! Thanks!

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