Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Dollar Store Origami Box

Dollar Store Origami Boxes
This simple origami box requires 1 piece of paper for the top and 1 for the bottom. I used square origami paper and stickers from Dollarama. 100 sheets cost $1, there are 10 different sizes of paper in the package (essential for this project). 300 stickers cost $1.25. Use the tutorial below to make your own. These boxes are for a children's origami workshop I'm teaching at the library.

Dollar Store Origami Box
The pink box is a nice size at just under 7 x 7cm. The bottom is made from a 19cm square, the top 20cm, so that it fits nicely over the bottom.

Dollar Store Origami Box
The green box is a tiny 4cm x 4cm. The bottom is made from an 11cm square, the top 12cm. The stickers are decorative, no scissors, tape or glue used. Please check out my video; let me know what you think.

Tutorial: Dollar Store Origami Box

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19 comments:

  1. I don't think my finger dexterity would be able to work so small, but very cute.

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  2. Nice ideas, thanks.
    Donna L.
    naloe@hotmail.com

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  3. I like the green box with the decoration!

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  4. This makes me think of an origami book that I got as a gift when I was younger...I've always wanted to put it to good use and make things like this.

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  5. i think it takes a special skill to handle Origami. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Marilyn

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  6. What a clever way to make a charming gift or keepsake box.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  7. theses are precious heirlooms ! Great ideas !!

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  8. A great home made gift box is so sweet.

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  9. I have three girls who will all want to make lots of these!

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  10. Great idea to make these boxes, they look great and I like stickers from Dollarama!

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  11. Wow, this is something I would love to try. I think they would make great gifts with trinkets inside. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  12. origami is always so pretty, such a neat art form!

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  13. My daughter would be a big fan of this!

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  14. Really pretty ! Thank you for sharing

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  15. Our daughter would love this.

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  16. What a great idea to have teachers do as an art activity with students!

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  17. On a cruise ship we made boxes from old menus. Years ago they had dates on them.

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