It's been a long time since I've shared anything origami, but with Christmas coming up I've got a few origami projects up my sleeve that are perfect for the holidays. First, check out the origami gift bag I blogged about
a few several months back. It's a cute little bag you can customize. Perfect for small gifts and goodies. Today, I'm going to share some video instruction for a masu box, a little box with a lid, also great for small gifts and goodies. You can also be customize these little boxes very easily. You can use whatever 12x12 scrapbook paper you like. You can use stickers, or stamp designs or names on the lid or draw on it with crayons... limitless possibilities. Seriously, just perfect for Christmas, right? By the way, if you are using the box for cookies and treats I would recommend lining the bottom of the box with a square of foil or parchment paper.
By the way, yes, I do know that the green and red box I make in the video is crooked and the lid is much too big. The thing is, I'm very OCD when it comes to folding paper. I like my folds nice and strait and very crisp. That means it takes me like f.o.r.e.v.e.r to fold my origami because I'll spend five minutes lining up an edge until it is absolutely perfect. In the end it turns out looking so nice. Just use the red polka dot box for reference. BUT, I also know no one wants to spend a half an hour watching me fold a paper box so I got past my OCD and made a box, a bit of a sloppy box in less than 10 minutes for you. If your lucky you might even hear a cute baby in the background. Now, if you find my video instructions hard to follow or just too long to want to watch a masu box is a pretty common origami fold. It wont hurt my feelings if you Google origami masu box or some combination of those words. You can find a lot of good tutorials out there.