Fold boxes


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Make a box - fold and glue

Especially small gifts and souvenirs will benefit greatly if you make yourself a pretty box to pack them. Vouchers or money presents in a small box better. The crafting is fun and is even for less experienced DIY fans no difficult task, In some variants you need neither glue nor scissors. But even the more sophisticated boxes you tinker easily in a very short time.

For those who like to do paperwork, it pays to buy a few small tools that make precise cutting, folding and gluing easier. A few tips on what is needed can be found at the end of the text.

If you want to make boxes with children, It is recommended to start with the simplest variant, For example: Fold a box without cutting and sticking. This provides exercise in dealing with the material, as well as the folding technique. The quick success motivates to further craft projects.

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5 variants to make pretty boxes.

Material for crafting a box:

  • cutting mat
  • Schneidelineal
  • bonefolder
  • scissors
  • cutter
  • box templates
  • template set
  • Box blanks white
  • Box blanks nature
  • double-sided adhesive tape
  • glue stick
  • liquid adhesive
  • craft papers

Option 1: Make a box - simple

Material requirements: 1 square piece of paper

The paper is placed on the motif page on the table and folded in diagonal. Then all tips are folded to the middle. Drive along the fold line with your fingernail or a weatherstrip. Then bend the lower longitudinal edge to the middle and also lay the longitudinal edge from top to bottom. Retighten the folded edge well with your fingernail.

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Fold the two diagonals of the paper sheet.

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From the open arch, bring all the tips to the center.

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The long edges come again in the middle.

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Turn 90° and unfold at the side.

The sheet is rotated 90 degrees and completely unfolded towards the two sides, The upper and lower parts are excluded. From below and above, the paper is folded back to the middle.

Turn everything 90 degrees again so that a point points at you. Lift the back part of the box so that it stands on the folded edge and press the corners from the outside inwards toward this edge.

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Fold up and down.

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Set to fold upright.

Now the tip is folded over this new edge, along the already pre-folded lines. The last two steps are now repeated on the opposite side.

The box is ready. If you need a lid you can cut a square out of another piece of paper with 2 mm more edge length and then you have to tinker with such a simple box again. It can be slipped over the first folded lid as appropriate.

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The tip hits the middle when folded over the new edge.

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The little box is ready, a second can be a lid.

Variant 2: Fold origami box (without gluing)

Take to crafting your box, paper of your choice. Of course, special origami paper is also possible, but a not too thin wrapping paper is enough.

The back of the paper is placed up on the table. Now put the lower edge on top and fold in the middle. Fold it out again and fold the top and bottom edges onto the center line.

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Put face down.

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Fold in the middle to a rectangle.

Now, the lower edge on the fold line is created and folded at the top. This is repeated with the upper part to the lower lower fold line.

Now open the paper and turn 90 degrees. Position the lower edge on the upper edge and then only in the middle, fold it a little at two to three centimeters, to mark the middle. Paper open with the white side lay up so that the fold lines run from top to bottom, Now create and fold the four corners from the outside at the second fold line.

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Attach to the upper folded edge.

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Attach a marker fold.

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Fold corners inwards.

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Turn over paper - fold vertically.

Next, the paper is turned over, the fold lines are again perpendicular. The lower and upper edges are now folded to the middle. Then the edge is caught and pulled in the direction of the lower edge, but pull out the corners on both sides (see picture) before folding. Opposite, so above, repeat the whole thing.

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Fold up and down to the middle.

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Fold out corners and fold in half.

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Repeat step on all corners.

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Fold edge without flap upwards.

The half-finished box is turned over again, so that it lies in front of you in the width. In the next step, the bottom edge is folded on the edge of the corners. In addition, the tab comes from back to front, as it may not be folded (see picture). Please repeat this on the opposite page. The Tabs are erected vertically upwards and everything rotated 90 degrees, Now the corners are drawn to the baseline and folded, opposite as well.

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Straighten tabs - the sides of the box.

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Fold corners on the baseline inside.

This results in the remaining sides and the two lid parts of the box. The kink, which delimits the lid, is folded once more and then the box can be closed by the two lid sides are inserted into each other.

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Fold corners on the baseline inside.

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Tighten the fold.

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Box open.

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Box closed.

Variant 3: Fold rectangular box

Material:
  • stronger paper 28 x 30 cm
  • Scissors or cutter
  • liquid adhesive
  • ruler
  • bonefolder

You do not want to make a carton box right away, but you want a more powerful version? Then this variant could fit. Also, if you want to make a rectangular box. You can fold this box with A4 paper, but then it is best to have a stronger paper quality.

In the first step, place the paper with the motif side down in front of you. Mark with pencil and ruler on all sides a distance of 4 cm, Using the folder or a back of the knife, draw a line each 4 cm away from all edges.

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Mark small marks.

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Pull edges with the weatherstrip.

Now lay the bow diagonally in front of you and fold the top edge down along the fold line. Then let the lower edge abut on the upper and sweep down and thus fold. Repeat the last step on the opposite side.

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Lower edge to the top.

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Cut to the corner.

Lay the sheet vertically and cut the short 4 cm fold lines (up to the transverse fold line). The same way. Now all existing fold lines are folded once inside. The outermost tabs get some liquid adhesive or double-sided adhesive tape on the motif side. Then they are glued from the inside at a 90 degree angle to the adjacent tabs. The same is done on the opposite side.

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Fold the edges up.

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Glue in the cut corners.

Finally, glue is applied to the motif side of the middle tabs. To glue them in, the box has to be bent rather far in the closing direction.

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Glue the outer corners together.

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Glue in center strap straight.

Mark a small recessed grip in the center of the lid with a round object and then cut out. This makes opening and closing easier, especially if you want to make a relatively large box.

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Cut radius as handle.

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Variant 4: Make a square box with a lid

Material:
  • strong paper 30 x 25 cm
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • Cutter or scissors
  • bonefolder
  • adhesive

Lay the bow with the back side up, 25 cm high and 30 cm wide.

Now mark him as described in the pictures.

Take exactly measure and draw the lines clean, then everything fits better in the end.

The crossed-out areas in the third image are cut out of the sheet and no longer needed.

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The width is divided four times 7 cm and at the end once 2 cm.

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In height, the columns 1, 3 and 5 and the columns 2 and 4 are divided equally.

When everything is cut out, you have to make five cuts (see picture). In the direction of the green arrows in each case to the next, intersecting line. The red arrow removes an incision one centimeter from the edge, parallel to it and 4 cm long, cut into it.

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Cut off areas marked with a cross.

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Here are cuts necessary.

Another picture shows how the tab is cut out. Then pre-fold everything once at the drawn lines and then fold, always inside. When that's done, the box is already recognizable.

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Adhere to the dimensions of the tabs.

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Firmly fold all edges.

Four tabs get on the motif side adhesive or double-sided tape. Then they should be glued very carefully in the side panels. Hold on to liquid adhesive and allow to dry.

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Coat these surfaces with glue.

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First glue one, then the second side.

The two other tabs (see picture) get on the inside also glue and are glued inwards, The box is ready. If the slot for the lid lock is to be clamped, just use a little bit more caution when using the cutter.

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Only lay tabs inwards and glue.

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The finished box with lid.

Variant 5: Make a pillowcase

Material:
  • strong paper 22 x 17 cm
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • Cutter or scissors
  • adhesive
  • bonefolder

This little box is quickly conjured up. To start, place the sheet of solid paper or thin cardboard across the cutting mat (or other pad) with the print down. Now draw the lines in height from below two lines after each 8 cm.

In the width you draw a line from the outside at a distance of 5 cm to the edge of the paper. Now you take a CD or a roll of tape or something similar and draw curves from point to point of intersection.

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With four lines is the basic structure.

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The curves through the intersection of the lines.

Firmly tighten all longitudinal lines and the inward curves with the shinbone so that it can be bent later. Now the curves are cut out. Even the small 1 cm wide adhesive flap is bevelled, Kick everything once.

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Use the pair of scissors to cut to the point of intersection.

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Coat the flap with glue.

Fold the adhesive flap inwards and glue with double-sided adhesive tape or adhesive from the inside to the other side and let it dry. The box is ready, just fill and fold in the round outer flaps.

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Fold outer flaps along the shape.

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This is what the finished, small package looks like.

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