HOW TO MAKE AN ORIGAMI CATCHALL BOX
As I sit here watching the snow fall turn into rain, I thought I would update you on my latest project: an origami catchall box (or 3).
I thought I would give this project a go after seeing that my daughter's jewellery collection was getting a little out of hand, scattered all over her dresser. My original idea was to buy her a decent jewellery box, but I haven't found one yet to commit to. Over the next few months, her room should be seeing a lot of changes: new wall paint, and a crib-to-bed conversion. Then I will also think about updating the accessories, but in the meantime, I like my temporary and free jewellery catchall solution.
There's one, maybe two things, you will need for this project: a pretty sheet of paper, and a paper trimmer.
The first box that I did was made using a 12 x 12 inch sheet of scrapbook paper. It was too big for my purposes, so I cut a few inches off to make new boxes for her dresser.
1. Choose your paper and make sure it's a perfect square. You can downsize it (step 2), otherwise skip to step 3.
2. Trim off two inches on both sides to make a 10 x 10 inch sheet.
3. Fold paper in half, open, turn 90 degrees and fold in half again. Then, fold in the corners. The creases should make 8 triangles when you open it up.
4. Fold the four corners into each other.
5. Fold each side into the centre of the paper by folding two opposing sides, flipping it 90 degrees and folding the other two sides.
6. Open two opposite corners.
7. Lift up the two sides and fold in the flaps to form a side of the box. Flip over the top flap. Repeat on other side.
8. This is your completed box. No glue or tape necessary!
I made two small boxes (from 10 x 10 inch sheets), and you can see how it compares to the box I originally made with the 12 x 12 inch sheet.
And once you get the hang of it, each box takes less than 5 minutes to make.
One box was actually large enough to hold her jewellery. I used the other one to corral hair ties.
Origami boxes are a solution that's free, yet still pretty. Even though I chose to put the boxes inside the dresser drawer, there's no need to hide them at all.
Thanks all for taking a look.