I came across this video the other day from Michael’s promoting their DIY Paper Box Class Preview.
I was intrigued so I checked out Pinterest and found this awesome graphic from picklebums.com:
Here’s how to do it. If my instructions are unclear at any point, please check out the original source for her awesome tutorial. I use a 12 x 12 piece of scrapbook paper.
Step 1: fold the 4 corners of the paper into the middle of the paper (like an X, not a cross).
Step 2: fold the top and bottom edges into the centre of the paper.
Step 3: unfold the folds you just made, rotate your paper 90 degrees and fold the new top and bottom edges (previously the side edges) into the centre of the paper.
Step 4: fold each corner in.
Step 5: unfold the corners and the top and bottom folds.
Step 6: fold up the sides using the pre-existing fold creases.
Step 7: this step is a bit tricky to explain so I recommend using the graphic instead! You want to use the pre-existing fold creases to tuck in the top of the sides you just folded up.
Step 8:fold down the flap to make the side of the box.
Step 9: do the same on the other side and now you have a box!
I don’t know if it was just the paper I used but I had some trouble getting the sides to stay down (as you can see in the pic above). That can easily be fixed with some tape.
I tried making 2 so I would have a lid but what I didn’t factor in was making the second box slightly bigger so it would fit over the first box. Maybe next time, lol.