Make A Recycled Paint Chip Origami Mini Box Of Love
Ever thought about giving your love to someone? Well, here is a creative way to do it! This mini box filled with love will definitely be a cute gift to give to someone you adore!
Everyone knows that material things from a store don’t mean as much as a gift from the heart…or in this case a box with a heart.
This project utilizes larger sized paint chip samples and a simple origami box that most kids already know how to create. The paint chips are a little thicker than the usual origami paper but if you use a bone folder or ruler you can crease the folds easily.
- 2 Larger sized paint chip samples - lighter colors work best
- Bone folder or wooden ruler
- Tacky glue
- Small heart shaped motif, you can use a rhinestone heart, wooden, paper punched, or like in my case a puffy heart.
- Tiny gift bow
- Ruler, pencil, scissors
- Measure and cut a paint chip sample 3 ½” × 3 ½”. Cut the other paint chip sample 3 ¼” × 3 ¼”
- Using the larger paint chip (top) fold in half
- Next, turn, and fold in half again.
- Open to non-colored side.
- Fold the corner up to center line.
- Repeat for remaining three corners.
- Turn and fold up bottom straight edge.
- Turn and do the same to the other side.
- Open and turn sideways.
- Turn up bottom to meet the point.
- Do the same to the opposite side.
- Turn piece long ways and turn upper corner in to meet the lower fold line.
- Repeat on the other side.
- Do the same thing to the opposite end corners.
- Open. This is the only tricky part, although it does sort of fold itself.
- Tuck the points in and down on one side first.
- Then do the same thing on the opposite side. All four points will meet inside the box top.
- Repeat the origami steps for the smaller paint chip sample.
- Stick a mini bow on the top and glue a mini heart inside the bottom box.
This tutorial is brought to you by an artist and craft designer, Crystal Donnelly, who began writing in 1992. She has had her designs featured in national Craft publications such as “Crafts n Things,” “Pack O Fun”, and in the books, “Quick & Easy Christmas Crafts”, and “201 Bazaar Bestsellers.”
Her work has appeared on the television show, “Aleene’s Creative Living.” Donnelly studied liberal arts in the Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University. Crystal is co-owner of a Saddlery store and is currently working on a leaflet detailing the dos and don’ts of equestrian wear.
Visit Crytal’s blog to see more of her awesome DIY tutorials!