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Are you sick and tired of gifting your loved ones with presents covered in odd bits of sticky tape? Not a good look. If you want to avoid this awkward gift exchange, which reveals your poor wrapping skills, up your gift wrapping game with our origami box techniques. Be sure to watch our video tutorial along with reading our helpful article, to make sure you master these techniques and are a pro by the time it comes to wrapping up your Christmas presents.

1. Basic Box

What you will need:

 

Step 1 – Take your gift-wrapping paper, making sure it’s 8×8 inches.

Step 2 – Fold your paper in half to create a triangle shape and unfold back to original state, leaving a crease.

Step 3 – Repeat “Step 2” with the opposite corners of your paper.

Step 4 – Taking 1 corner of your paper, fold to the center point of your creases. Repeat this for all 4 corners. Unfold back to the original state.

Step 5 – Again, fold 1 corner to the opposite corners horizontal crease. Unfold back to the original state. Repeat this for all 4 corners.

Step 6 – Taking the bottom of your gift-wrapping paper, fold to about an inch and unfold back to original state. Repeat for all sides of your paper.

Step 7 – Now, fold all sides of paper to the center square of your paper. Pinching the leftover pieces of paper on top and folding them inwards, creating our origami basic box.

2. Baby Bird Box

What you will need:

Step 1 – Take your gift-wrapping paper, making sure it’s 8×8 inches.

Step 2 – Fold your paper in half to create a triangle shape and unfold back to original state, leaving a crease.

Step 3 – Repeat “Step 2” with the opposite corners of your paper.

Step 4 – Taking 1 corner of your paper, fold to the center point of your creases. Repeat this for all 4 corners.

Step 5 – Flip box shape over, go around all 4 sides of your box shape and press your finger over the sides, smoothing out the paper.

Step 6 – Fold your box shape into 3 parts, creating creases and unfold.

Step 7 – With your current box shape, start folding 4 triangles (created from our last creases) in the center of your box.

Step 8 – Flip box over again, and fold 1 end over, creating a crease. Repeat this on the other end of your box shape.

Step 9 – Flip your box back over and your creases should create a tic tac toe like shape. Flip your box back over and fold each corner towards the center square creases.

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Step 10 – Flip your box back over and fold the top end in towards the middle crease, doing the same with the bottom end. Then, taking each side and folding them in also, leaving you with a little square. Unfold all back to the original shape.

Step 11 – Take the bottom corner and fold towards the first crease, fold again meeting the next crease, and again. Repeat on the other side.

Step 12 – You should be left with 2 corners unfolded. Taking the bottom 1, fold towards the first crease, fold again meeting slightly UNDER the next crease.

Step 13 – Unfold and fold again meeting the second crease we just created. Then take the corner of paper and bring the line half way through the edge. Folding your corner behind the paper, bring the crease half way beyond the edge.

Step 14 – Repeat “Step 12” and “Step 13” on other side.

Step 15 – Fold your shape into 3 parts, meeting the existing creases.

Step 16 – Please refer to 5:35-6:49 of the video to complete your origami baby bird box.

3. Belted Box

What you will need:

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Step 1 – Take your gift-wrapping paper, making sure it’s 8×8 inches.

Step 2 – Fold your paper in half to create a triangle shape and unfold back to original state, leaving a crease.

Step 3 – Repeat “Step 2” with the opposite corners of your paper.

Step 4 – Taking 1 corner of your paper, fold to the center point of your creases. Repeat this for all 4 corners. Unfold to the original state after creases have been made.

Step 5 – Taking 1 corner of your paper, fold to the opposite side, till it meets the first horizontal crease. Repeat for all 4 corners.

Step 6 – Fold paper in half again, creating a triangle shape. Taking the bottom, fold upwards, creating a 1-inch fold. Unfold the bottom, flip over and repeat on other side.

Step 7 – Unfold back to original shape. Please refer to 7:55-9:38 of the video to complete your origami belted box.

4. Heart On Top Box

What you will need:

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Step 1 – Take your gift-wrapping paper, making sure it’s 8×8 inches.

Step 2 – Fold your paper in half to create a triangle shape and unfold back to original state, leaving a crease.

Step 3 – Repeat “Step 2” with the opposite corners of your paper.

Step 4 – Taking 1 corner of your paper, fold to the center point of your creases. Repeat this for all 4 corners.

Step 5 – Taking 1 corner of your paper, fold to the opposite side, till it meets the first horizontal crease. Repeat for all 4 corners.

Step 6 – Taking scissors, cut along the creases we’ve created (please refer to 10:33-10:46 of video).

Step 7 – Fold the pieces of paper that we’ve just cut towards the inside of the box shape, folding over twice.

Step 8 – Please refer to 11:02-11:52 of the video to complete your origami heart on top box.

We hope you enjoyed our article and video tutorial on these cute origami box gift-wrapping techniques and hope you master them this Christmas season! Show those presents whose boss!

Looking for holiday gift ideas to put in your origami boxes? Check out our ultimate gift guideultimate family gift guidewhite elephant gift guide or even simply an ugly Christmas sweater article for a good ugly sweater gift!