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Origami Paper Box. D.I.Y. Origami Box Ornaments by Samantha&Miller - Home - Creature Comforts - daily inspiration, style, diy projects + freebies. This awesome 18 Days Series project for D.I.Y.

D.I.Y. Origami Box Ornaments by Samantha&Miller - Home - Creature Comforts - daily inspiration, style, diy projects + freebies

Origami Box Ornaments comes to us from Samantha Miller of Paper Red Shoes. I love the idea of hanging these for display (like she’s done in the photo at the end of this post). Here are the directions and more from Samantha: I have folded a few thousand of these boxes and have learned the following along the way: cut a good square, fold crisply, and practice before you use paper you really like! Supplies needed: Vintage or antique bookPaper cutter or scissorsRulerRibbonFishing line. Directions (CLICK ON THE IMAGES FOR A LARGER VIEW): Tip: Whatever is on the topside of the square (as circled) is what you will see on the finished box. Step 1: Choose a great book. Step 2: Tear eight pages from the book. Steps 3 & 4: Fold one top sheet in half horizontally. Step 5: Fold in half again. Step 6: Take the bottom left corner and fold it at a 45° angle so that the corner is now in the middle.

Steps 9 & 10: Slide one piece’s side under the fold of another. Sweet origami hearts. To be honest, I was never keen on origami hearts (or roses for that matter) for a fairly long time because it was hard to accept the way they look — I find them too edgy and not very loving.

Sweet origami hearts

Well that’s all in the past. My perception has changed (and I’m so glad). I have embraced their looks and I will admire them as they are. I’ve been on a folding spree over the new year break, particularly enjoying making heart after heart, starting with: 1. The ring design is by Hiroshi Kumasaka [熊坂浩氏]. Make bigger rings to use as napkin ring, bangle, scroll tie, bottle tag, etc. 1. 8. My preference is to hide those 2 flappy peaks (from step 12) inwards. 2. 2-sided heart Totally in love with this heart by Matthew Gardiner which looks identical both front and back.

Notes: Crease well. 3. Followed this tutorial which uses a piece of triangle paper (i.e. the diagonal half of a square). 4. Designed by Kathleen Weller for a dollar bill. 1. 11. 17-18. Plus [p.s. Dessine moi un objet & Blog Archive & Iphone and Itouch paper stand / dock. Cecilia Cotton Origami.