Origami Wedding Favor Box

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The custom of giving favor boxes at weddings is a sweet little tradition that marks the start of a couple’s new life together. The celebration isn’t just for the couple but for everyone present to make the wonderful day happen. The "Do Me a Favor Box" is an origami-style gift wrap that's a great way to deliver your thanks in a very personalized way. You can even use papers that have significance to you—maps that show your heritage, copies of pages from your favorite book or poem or an old event program.
Materials & Tools:
(For 1 lidded box)
- Two 6" x 6" sheets of lightweight paper (book pages, magazine pages, maps, and origami paper work well)
- Scissors
- Other scraps of paper, 1 at least 1" x 1" and another at least 2" x 6"
- Ruler
- Hot glue gun and glue
- 1" round hole punch

Source: ,Amazon.com: Paper Made!: 101 Exceptional Projects to Make ...

Step 1

Place one 6"x 6" sheet of paper in front of you right side down. Mountain fold in half once, open, and then mountain fold in half the other way. Open the sheet.

Step 2

Use the folds as your guides to valley fold the four corners of the sheet into the center to make a smaller square.

Step 3

One at a time, valley fold each folded edge into the center, crease, and unfold.

Step 4

Open out the top and bottom triangle flaps and then valley fold the left and right edge into the center.

Step 5

Valley fold the top point down diagonally to one side, crease, and then open up again. Repeat, folding and creasing on the opposite diagonal.
Repeat on the bottom point.

Step 6

Gently pull apart the folded center edges and fold and tuck the top corner into the center, pushing the sides of the box up and out.

Step 7

Fold and tuck the bottom corner inside the box, creating the fourth side. This completes the lid of the box.

Step 8

To ensure that the base of the box will fit inside the lid, use scissors to trim 1/8" from two adjacent sides of the second 6" x 6" sheet. Then repeat steps 1 through 8 to complete the base of the box. Slide the lid over the base and set them aside.

Step 9

Cut two 1" x 6" sheets from the scrap paper. Accordion-fold both pieces
lengthwise every 1/4”. Hot glue one end of one accordion-folded piece to one end of the second piece. Then hot glue the remaining ends together so the two pieces fan out to form a circle.

Step 10

Excerpted with permission from "Paper Made: 101 Exceptional Projects to Make Out of Everyday Paper" by Kayte Terry, published by Workman Publishing.

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