Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Origami Box With Lid

Hi Everybody. I thought I would have a change from making cards and since I haven't made one of these boxes for ages I decide I would play with some card.

My Project

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The card stock I used is from the Dream Catcher pad by First Edition and I used the 12 x 12 size so my finished box measures approximately 5 inches square and just over 3 inches high.  Obviously you can make this any size you wish.  I have made so many of these now that it comes very easily, but if you have never made one and would like to try yourself Christina, from "Card Making Magic" and "Flowers Ribbons and Pearls", has a great tutorial here.

I wanted to use the card the opposite way  but I didn't have the right card stock that would tone in and make the lid.  This way looks quite bold, whereas it would be more delicate the other way. The lace, ribbon and pearls have all been in my stash for ages so I have no idea where they were from. The leaves are Spellbinders and Cheery Lynn. The cherry blossoms are from the Hobby House and the other roses are from Hobbycraft.

I like to make these little gifts and gift boxes so that if I need anything unexpectedly  I am not caught out.  I have been stuck in the past, but you learn the hard way don't you?  Well that's been experience anyway.

I hope you all enjoy your day, whatever you happen to be doing.  

Love and hugs from Christine xx


  1. Hi Christine, love your origami box, so pretty with the lace edging. As you say thet are easy to make. I have tried it and once you get the hang of it they are easy to do. Christina has been a source of wondeful projects that I have given a try and she demonstrates them beautifully in her tutorials.

    Wilma x x x

  2. Ik vind je kado doos heel mooi Christine.
    Je hebt prachtige stempels en kleuren gebruikt.

    Groetjes Karla

  3. Beautiful Origami box Christine, I love making these boxes.
    just love how you've decorated your box and your gorgeous colours


  4. These are great for gifts Christine, I usually make some around Christmas - very handy for small trinkets etc. These ones are so pretty.

  5. Morning Christine, your box is so've decorated it beautifully and I love the colours too, hugs Carole Z X

  6. very pretty box Christine, I've never made one of these before but they do look lovely xx

  7. Wat een schitterende creatie en prachtig in de paars tinten
    mgroetjes Janie

  8. This is just gorgeous,fabulous

  9. This is gorgeous Christine, such a fabulous design. I love the papers and beautiful detailing you have added

    Sue xx

  10. Fantastic box Christine. I love the paper you have used.

  11. What a pretty box Christine. The papers and design are gorgeous.
    Lorraine x

  12. LOVE this project Christine, awesome and thanks for the

  13. Very pretty Christine a lot of work but lovely and worth it.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  14. Wat een mooie orgamibox
    Liefs Anneke

  15. Beautiful ! i made one like this recently, love the effect!
    hugs liz

  16. That's stunning Christine - gorgeous and so cute and beautifully embelllished too. Thank you for the link - will have to try to make one of these Karen x

  17. Hi Christine,
    superb origami box. I made one ages ago after seeing yours on your blog last time, but mine isn't sooooooooo pretty as yours is. Maybe I'll finish it off and show it one day.
    I love yours. Thank you for the reminder.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  18. Good afternoon Christine, a beautiful box love everything about it.
    I love making these, a lot of folding but great satisfaction at the end if it all.

    Patricia xxx

  19. My favourite colours of course Christine!!! This is so pretty and such a good idea to make a few in advance. I don't know why I never think of this! I love the flowers you have used to embellish the lid - I have just bought some mini orchids from WOC - they are very pretty and I'm wondering whether I will be able to use them!! lol.

    Hope you and John are well.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  20. This is so lovely Christine! so pretty. Ollie soon came over when I got him a carrot LOL he loves them I'm sure he's been crossed with a rabbit somewhere huggles Sue xxx


  21. Good evening Christine, I just love your box it's very pretty, I think these boxes are great to have in store as you say for these times when you need a quick present.

    Hazel xx

  22. This is gorgeous Christine, so pretty. Carol x

  23. It's been such a long time since my last visit, but it is so worth coming back!! Your blog is fantastic, your creations are stunning!! I have spent ages admiring them, thanks so much for sharing them

    hugs Vicky xx

  24. Fabulous project Christine, totally gorgeous. xx Flora

  25. Hi honey
    Such a stunning box , think ill make one of these myself next time. It's gorgeous
    I really hope you are well and it's so nice to see you all still blogging.

  26. This is so very pretty! Love the way the papers are folded to show the two patterns.
    The lid is gorgeous!


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