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« on: December 15, 2008 03:34:16 PM »

Here's an origami box that I made out of two different sheets of 12x12 inch scrapbook paper... after all was said and folded, the box was 6x3x3 inches. 

Then I made a little origami lotus flower out of six different sheets of 4x7 origami paper (I had to cut a square sheet).

Then I figured... why not stick the flower on the box... I had to reinforce the lid from behind with a piece of card stock, and I used a yellow pipe cleaner as a twist-tie to secure the flower to the lid.  This made the lid a little heavy so I used a piece of clear packing tape to secure the lid to the box bottom (usually the lid slides under flaps on the box, and that's good enough to hold them together). 

Here's the box when opened.  You can see the piece of card stock as reinforcement (do I get points for trying to match the color of the card stock to the colors of the box?). 

It's hard to see in the picture, but I put some foam-like "premium densified batting," into the bottom of the box to give it a little more structural support.  This would make a nice little keep-sake chest or a good gift box (one of my fiance's Christmas presents is inside it as I write this). 

Patterns for the lotus and the boxen here.

Thanks for your time.
« Last Edit: December 24, 2008 08:19:37 AM by foldsomething » THIS ROCKS   Logged

...one fold at a time
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2008 09:22:01 AM »

I really like the lotus and the paper you used for it.
evening rose
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2008 10:05:34 PM »

Awesome! And i love your tutorials, very clear. thanks for sharing.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2008 10:08:48 PM by evening rose » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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