DIY Origami Favor Boxes

Today I've got another great DIY tutorial that I created as a collaboration with our friend Brandi of Alexis June Weddings!

For the last several weeks we've been sharing DIY projects that could easily translate to any type of event like a bridal shower, wedding, bridesmaids luncheon, etc! And since I'm desperately yearning for springtime, (we just got another few inches of snow in NYC ) this next series takes on a very springlike vibe — hope you love them!

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Today we're sharing a simple way to make origami favor boxes that are perfect for weddings, showers, events, etc! This is a great project to have in your back pocket if you find yourself in need of a last minute gift box, too! Without further ado, here's the printable table number and place card tutorial:

Origami Favor Boxes

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Supplies:

Origami Paper Boxes

Start by cutting smaller squares out of your scrapbook paper. You should be able to make 4 tops or bottoms out of each piece. Cut your piece of paper for your box tops into 4 equal squares that equal 6 inches each side.

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Then cut the piece of paper for the bottom of your boxes into 4 equal squares that are 5.5 inches each side. You'll want to cut 1 inch off each side of your scrapbook paper, then cut into 4 equal squares.

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Then you'll have 4 equal tops and bottoms. The top of your box will be a 6 inch square and the bottom will be a 5.5 inch square.

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Next turn your papers over to the non-patterned side and use a ruler to mark the center of your paper from both diagonals, marking an X in the center.

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Next, take one of your pieces and you will begin to fold. Start by taking each corner and folding it into the center point. (C)AlexisJuneWeddings | BudgetSavvy Bride DIY | February 2015

Use your bone folder to make a sharp fold. (C)AlexisJuneWeddings | BudgetSavvy Bride DIY | February 2015 (C)AlexisJuneWeddings | BudgetSavvy Bride DIY | February 2015 (C)AlexisJuneWeddings | BudgetSavvy Bride DIY | February 2015 (C)AlexisJuneWeddings | BudgetSavvy Bride DIY | February 2015

Once you have folded all your corners in, you will then take each side and fold it into the center.

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Use your bone folder to make a crisp fold.

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Unfold and repeat the steps on the opposite sides.

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Then unfold your paper completely flat.
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Start on one side and start to make your box, putting on corner in the middle and folding up to make the side of the box.
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Bring the opposite side up in the same way. Then you'll tuck the edges in using the folds you previously made as a guide.

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Then fold over the other corner and tuck it into the center.(C)AlexisJuneWeddings | BudgetSavvy Bride DIY | February 2015

Repeat on the opposite side, and you'll have the bottom of your box!

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Ta-da!

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You'll then repeat this process to make the top of your box. Folding each corner into the center point you marked with your pencil. (C)AlexisJuneWeddings | BudgetSavvy Bride DIY | February 2015 (C)AlexisJuneWeddings | BudgetSavvy Bride DIY | February 2015 (C)AlexisJuneWeddings | BudgetSavvy Bride DIY | February 2015

Make sure to use your bone folder to make the edges crisp.

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Just like with the top, you'll fold each side in like before. (C)AlexisJuneWeddings | BudgetSavvy Bride DIY | February 2015 (C)AlexisJuneWeddings | BudgetSavvy Bride DIY | February 2015 (C)AlexisJuneWeddings | BudgetSavvy Bride DIY | February 2015

Using the bone folder as you go. (C)AlexisJuneWeddings | BudgetSavvy Bride DIY | February 2015 (C)AlexisJuneWeddings | BudgetSavvy Bride DIY | February 2015 (C)AlexisJuneWeddings | BudgetSavvy Bride DIY | February 2015

Then folding your box into shape. (C)AlexisJuneWeddings | BudgetSavvy Bride DIY | February 2015 (C)AlexisJuneWeddings | BudgetSavvy Bride DIY | February 2015

And tucking the flaps into the center. (C)AlexisJuneWeddings | BudgetSavvy Bride DIY | February 2015

Then you can place your box top on the bottom to make a cute box!

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Pretty cute, right?

This project is a bit time consuming, and you'll want to be sure to select papers that aren't too thick. I wouldn't recommend cardstock but some semi-stiff scrapbook paper should work great. Mix up patterns and colors to get creative and match your color scheme!

 I hope you've loved this DIY tutorial!

Special Thanks to Brandi Webb of Alexis June Weddings for the beautiful photos in this post.

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