Tutorial to download - Origami gift box with separate lid


Product Code: Origami gift box tutorial

PDF tutorial to download - you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the file.

Make your own gift boxes for Christmas and birthdays using heavy paper or lightweight card. Or craft sellers can make gift boxes for their items for sale.

When I started making jewellery, I looked at options for gift wrapping and having done origami as a child, the idea of making my own really appealed.  I also like the idea of being more environmentally sensitive to the processes involved in the items I send out.  With my own gift packing, I buy ends of rolls from the paper mill directly and therefore know there are no air miles and absolutely minimal transport involved in my packaging.   And being paper, they're recyclable after use too.

This tutorial is my take, with some of my own modifications, on what I assume is a traditional origami technique - one I remember from my childhood. The tutorial is 10 pages with over 30 full colour photographs and diagrams. It contains step by step illustrated instructions on making a two part gift box - as those illustrated - all you need is some heavy weight paper, pencil, ruler and scissors.   As you would expect with origami, you don't even need any glue.

I've also included details on the paper sizes you need to cut for given box sizes and as many hints as I can think of, as a result of making very many of them myself and I've included some tips for printing your own logo onto the box.

Bonus envelope tutorial:

I have also included a bonus 2 page tutorial for small gift envelopes you can make from rectangles of heavy paper or light card.   These are the gift envelopes that I make to send my own jewellery items out in.

How will you get your tutorial:

A download link will automatically be generated to you by e-mail from the shopping cart, after payment is received, to download the file - which is a PDF document of about 3.4MB.  The link remains valid for 48 hours and you can have 3 attempts to download it, after which the link becomes invalid.  

You can also find a link to download the tutorial in your account area when you're logged in here on the site.  This may well appear to you before the e-mail link arrives.  The cart software records the number and success of downloads.

The small print - but please read:

Whilst I cannot make a claim on the rights to the original origami method for folding the boxes, I do own the copyright on the document itself and all the content; text, diagrams, tables, calculations and photographs. It must not be re-distributed in any format whatsoever without prior written consent or payment of the due fee. You can make boxes and envelopes to sell with your craft items, but you cannot sell the tutorial, distribute copies for free or for money or re-use any content, in any format.

In the case of digital downloads (such as tutorials available on the site), the order can only be cancelled, within 14 days, before the download commences. Once you start to download the file, your right to cancel the order is waived. The shop software does record the time and success status of attempted downloads.

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