• Paper Craft,  Tutorials,  Videos

    VIDEO: How to Make an Origami Box Out of Scrapbook Paper

    These boxes are awesome! I’ve been making them for years to organize my craft room and to store gifts for friends. They are cost-effective too, only using two sheets of 12″ by 12″ scrapbook paper to make. You can, of course, use smaller or larger paper, just note that you’ll want to cut the same 1/4″ strips off the sides of your paper regardless of what size sheets you start with. Would you prefer step-by-step written instructions? You can find those instructions in my original post: How to Make an Origami Box Out of Scrapbook Paper. With the wide variety of scrapbook papers available on the market, the sky is…

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    Origami Stars

    I wanted to make a jar full of origami stars. I decided to use origami paper to make the process as smooth as possible, as opposed to cutting printed paper I had on hand into strips.  I found an unexpected source for inexpensive origami paper precut in strips: online vendor AliExpress. I bought two types, one in a floral print and one in a glow-in-the-dark “love” typographic print.  They took almost two months to come, but they were worth the wait. These are my origami stars.  They are tiny and adorable.  I made all of my stars during my commute to work on the train over the course of a few days (approximately 80 stars…

  • Paper Craft,  Tutorials

    How to Make an Origami Box out of Scrapbook Paper

    Since my craft supplies end up taking over all my drawers and boxes, I like to compartmentalize them into small origami boxes that are quick and easy to make. The best part is that these boxes only require two sheets of 12×12″ scrapbook quality paper each. You can even adapt these instructions to make mini versions out of any square size piece of paper. Supplies 12×12″ scrapbook paper – cardstock weight works best for the sake of sturdiness Paper cutter or scissors Tape if desired (not required) The most critical tip I have for the creation of this box is to make sure you crease all your folds.  This will…