As most of you probably already know, I’m a huge fan of themed parties and decorations. I’ve used chinese takeout boxes for past events and activities, but never really got around to making them from scratch. I always used store-bought ones, and just decorated them as needed. As usual, I sat down and tried to figure out how I could origami my way into making it. I kind of did! Read on to learn how.
For this tutorial, I used a double-sided square sheet of scrapbook paper (Colorbök Beach House Signature Collection). To start I folded the square in half vertically and horizontally to make four quadrants.
Then, I folded the square in half diagonally (both ways) to make four triangular sections.
Keeping the square as a triangle, pop one corner towards the peak of the triangle. Flip the sheet over and repeat with the other side.
You should end up with a square that looks like this from the top.
And like this from the bottom corner.
Keeping your sheet of paper in that square or diamond fold. Fold one corner towards the center fold.
Repeat with the other side, meeting the other fold in the center.
It should look something like this.
Fold the open edge towards the middle fold.
Flip the sheet over, and repeat on the other side. Fold the side flaps towards the middle fold.
Fold the open flap to meet the other folds in the center.
Much like reading a book, turn one page.
Fold the open flap towards the center, keeping the bottom fold aligned with the rest.
Flip a couple pages back.
Repeat the same fold.
Lastly, fold the top portion towards the center.
It should look like a square.
Now, we’re going to open up the box. Slowly pull opposite edges apart.
Just until it starts to form a box. The sheet might want to unravel itself, so you’re going to have to hold the box in place.
On one side on the box, you’ll find two folds on the outside.
You can tape or punch them together. Repeat on the opposite side