DIY / geometric paper boxes

09 August 2016


I've been making art and doing crafts/DIYs for as long as I can remember - even longer than I can remember. I was/still am the resident card maker for every event, I once made hundreds of eid cards and sold them all, giving the proceeds to charity. I've made house decorations, boxes, bags, beds for my dolls, cushions, dresses - I was that one girl who used to borrow all the crafting books from the library.(I still do, but usually end up just staring at all the pretty photos and never actually making any of it because I either don't have the time or because I waste all my time available being mesmerised by the beautiful end products displayed within the pages of the books); so it seems strange that I've never shared any DIYs. I attempted to one year, but forgot to photograph the first half of my endeavours so the idea fell flat - but it's finally happening.A heck of a lot of you requested I do DIYs so here's my first instalment, nothing hard, actually it's very very simple and takes around five minutes but if you all enjoy this I'll definitely do more, and might start videoing them too.

STEP ONE: fold your square of paper into a triangle: (it can be any size, I had a few origami paper squares lying around so used them and measured my other pieces of paper coinciding with their size)
STEP TWO/THREE: fold the two tips of the triangle into the middle tip to make a smaller square.
STEP FOUR: unfold those two flaps (you should now have two crease lines where you folded from step two)
STEP FIVE: fold the top point of the triangle down to the end so that it fits into the crease lines that have been made.
REPEAT STEP ONE-FOUR SO YOU HAVE THREE OF THESE PIECES.
STEP SIX: line each of the pieces in a row and slot them into each of the side 'pockets' so that you create a chain. then bring round the chain so that it makes a circle-esque shape and slot the last folds into each other.
STEP SEVEN: lastly all you need to do is stick down the base flaps and decide what you're going to store in these little boxes. You can keep tape, paper-clips or anything else you have lying around - and they're a great way of keeping track of all those small objects that often get misplaced because they have no real storage place.
ARE YOU GOING TO TRY THIS DIY? IF SO, LET ME KNOW HOW IT GOES! ALSO PLEASE TELL ME IF YOU UNDERSTOOD MY INSTRUCTIONS, AND FEEL FREE TO LEAVE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE DIY PROJECTS IF YOU HAVE ANY!

14 comments:

  1. Boxes AND Washi tape! Two of my favourite things! :') I love your DIY guide it looks so professional. I can't cut along a line to save my life so I've embraced most things being crooked... I'll show this to my mother she is obsessed with origami <3
    Thank you once again for you heartfelt comment. And you raised such an important point. Coming from a very privileged place I can't even begin to imagine the judgement you must encounter ever so often but I am glad, that you keep such a positive view on others xxx

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    1. Hahha I agree, especially washi tape - it's all so pretty! (but so expensive..) Thanks! I only did quick sketches because I was feeling lazy but hopefully it's clear enough. Awh well let me know if she likes it!
      Ahhh it's ok! Thank you so much!! :)

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  2. omg Hawwa this DIY is a great one. I love how adorable your illustrations are. KEEP DOING EM BBY!!!!!

    Noor | Noor's Place

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH NOOR, and hah, I wouldn't go with 'adorable', more like 'very hurried, crooked sketches' but I'll take your description. ;)

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  3. This is so pretty! I will definitely try it, but idk how it would turn out xD Also, I love your illustrations!

    Tasya // The Literary Huntress

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    1. Yaaay let me know; and thank you!!!!

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  4. ooh this is so cute! I LOVE ORIGAMI. Although I basically fold stars and cranes, but I totally want to try this sometime. ;) I totally adored your illustrated instructions too. 😍😍

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    1. heh thank you cait, I KNOW, YOU'RE SO GOOD. and yes, i basically fold a paper into triangles, you make ACTUAL ANIMALS. rather a step up from my attempts...and THANKS :D

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  5. Oh wow! There are so pretty, and I love that you have visual steps as well as written one.
    I suck at anything that involves paper folding. ;) I can't even make paper snowflakes. :)

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    1. Thanks!! BUT TRY THIS IT'S SO EASY.

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  6. aaah this is cool! love the illustration too, would be so great if you did some stop-motion/ time lapse videos in future DIYs as well (p.s. jealous of your pretty papers *eyes them* )

    safah | ink stained lungs.

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    1. yes yes yes i'm planning on doing some stop motion videos once i can find a video editor to use...don't know how time lapse videos work...i might google it.
      woah! don't touch..

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  7. Those are so cool! I probably won't try them cause I'm not really into doing that kind of stuff myself, but I have a lot of fun watching other people who have such talent and patience. :)
    Aidyl from Noveltea

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    1. Thanks! Fair enough, I tend to watch lots of diy videos but never do them because i'm too lazy and the thought of tidying up afterwards puts me off..

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