Paper Gift Box

This little origami paper gift box is ideal for gifts or keeping little secrets in. By using two different sizes of paper, you can easily make a box with a lid. They are quick and easy to make and depending on the paper you use, you can have really stunning results.

Mothers will be happy to receive a little homemade gift on Mothers Day. Of course, you can use it for all kinds of occasions just as well!

Time needed:

30-50 minutes

What you need:

  • square paper (20 cm x 20 cm will make a good size)
  • square paper (1-2 cm larger for the lid -in our example that would make it 21cm x 21 cm)

1. Fold the square diagonally twice and unfold it again.

2. Fold the four corners into the middle.

3. Fold all four sides to the middle line and unfold again. This will help you with the sides.

4. Fold it again diagonally and unfold it again. Do the same the other way.

5. Open the two sides like it is shown in the picture.

6. Fold the upper and the lower edge to the middle, they will become the sides.

7. Push the corners of one of the open sides inwards and fold the tip towards the middle. It was quite difficult to illustrate this step but when you are actually doing it, I hope it will become clear.

8. Do the same for the other side and you're done. Follow the same steps to creat the lid!


Now fill it with little sweets or a little present for the perfect little Mothers Day gift!

If you would like to give a homemade card as well, have a look at our ideas for Mothers Day cards, such as our heart-shaped Mothers Day card.

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