Monday, 18 March 2013

Tutorial - How to make a folded paper box.

1. Start with a square of thick paper, in my case I've used a page from and old Beano annual which is about 20 cm squared. The size of your square will determine how big your finished box is. So 20 cm square turns into a 7 cm square box.

Tutorial - How to make a folded paper box. 

2. Fold in half to make a triangle and then unfold and re-fold in the opposite direction so you have make a folded x shape when flattened out. 

Tutorial - How to make a folded paper box. 

3. Then take each corn and fold to the center of the x 

Tutorial - How to make a folded paper box. 

4. So it looks like this.

Tutorial - How to make a folded paper box. 

5. Then open back out three corners and fold over again one of the small triangles so it looks like this. Repeat on each corner.

Tutorial - How to make a folded paper box. 

6. On two opposite corners cut down each side of the triangle following the fold lines to the middle square shape you can see in the folds.

Tutorial - How to make a folded paper box. 

7. Then lift the cut sections and fold towards the middle of the square

Tutorial - How to make a folded paper box. 

8. The opposite side then lift up and over to hold the box together.

Tutorial - How to make a folded paper box. 

10. It should look like this. You can then add a dab of glue to hold the flaps in place if needed.

Tutorial - How to make a folded paper box. 

You can then make another box to use as a lid and these make great personalized gift boxes to give to people. 

Tutorial - How to make a folded paper box. 

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