Sunday, March 17, 2013

Origami Box

Hi everyone!  Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Today I'm posting my first origami box.  Anne (Stamps and Paper) made several gorgeous boxes posted them on her blog a couple of days ago.  And she also added the link to the instructions - click here.  Thanks Anne!!

This was fun to make ... and not difficult at all ... just a lot of folding.  And the base and lid are made with less than 3 - 12"x12" sheets of DP / cardstock.  It's a pretty amazing piece of engineering!

My difficulty was decorating the top.  I didn't have large enough roses, so added several small ones, but the spray is still too small (I think) to balance out the box.  I'll need to make my own flowers next time.   And I'm not completely happy with the green leaves ... maybe I need to switch them out for gray ones ... I'll think about it :)

I used some long retired DP (Elegant Soiree) from SU!  It seems the perfect mix of designs for this type of box.  Also, next time I think I'll dig out my glue gun.  It would have been a lot easier to work with than my Tombow glue. :)


Stamps and Paper said...

Loll so pleased you made the origami box..I think it looks lovely sometimes we are too critical of our own work....i found using a strong wet glue worked better than tombo. Love your beautiful lace you used


Nonni said...

How elegant and stylish! I don't see any faults in your decorations -looks perfect to me. Amazing job!

Anonymous said...

so pretty Loll! You sound like me! Second guessing yourself! I think I'm done and then I remember, oh, I was going to do this or that or I decide to change out something like you're thinking here! So glad I'm not the only one! Although I bet I'm worse about it then you! lol Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

Susan said...

What an exquisite project! The lace and the roses are perfect!

nancy littrell said...

Wow.....Stunning box Loll. TFS the link. I hope to try soon.

Unknown said...

These boxes are lovely aren't they Loll....both Anne (Stamps & Paper) and I made several of these as samples for the girls in our craft club for last weeks class projects. Would definitely use your glue gun - I did and it's so much easier! I find the rose dies are fantastic for this kind of project as you can match colours so well without having to rely on your stash of flowers.

Karen x

Carole said...

Good gosh golly Loll that little box is darling.
I can relate to second thoughts this is how I feel:
When I give a gift I made myself
first I fell proud, excited and thoughtful
then I feel embarrassed and silly
and then I feel like I’ve given the best present
I could give… apart of me…
and then I feel embarrassed again.
Thanks for your visit and kind words. It truly brightened my day.

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful box! I love the roses and lace! I'll have to give it a look although paper folding doesn't come easy to me. It looks so worth it though!

Unknown said...

This is a beautiful box. You sound just like me also. The red roses and lace makes it look so ELEGANT against the greys and creams. You can use anything on these boxes to decorate them. Just let your imagination do the work. I think you've done a great job!