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Learn how to fold an origami gift box with a bow effect on the lid.

This makes a very cute and pretty gift, use contrasting coloured paper for the center of the ‘origami bow’ for a chic look 🙂

Level: ★ ★ ★ ☆☆ (Medium)
Designer: Tomoko Fuse


You will need:

  • 3 square sheets of paper  (I used 20 x 20 cm)
  • Ruler
  • Calculator

At the part where you measure the paper in order for the box to fit the lid, measure the Square and the Lid, take 2mm off of the lid measurement, note the numbers.

The sum is: Square minus the Lid, then divide by 2. This will work with any size square paper.

If you’re using thick paper, then you might have to take off more than 2mm from the lid measurement.

Watch a simpler video for the box itself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWt9NIJgRcY

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I have used different types of paper to make the boxes in these photos. The music note paper and the cute ice-cream themed wrapping paper are my favourites!

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Did you make some? Let me know how it turned out in the comments below. 😀