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TUTORIAL: Origami Gift Box by Loucife TUTORIAL: Origami Gift Box by Loucife
This is the first tutorial I've made and it was requested by ~ru1experienced

I apologise if anything in here isn't clear and for typos Dx. Just tell me what you're unsure of and I'll try to clear it up.

Enjoy~ :D

Another photo a box made with the same method can be found here ;P > [link]

**EDIT**
A video of step 7 can be found here!!!! > [link]
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:iconanassalam:
anassalam Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i gotta try this 1 fr sure :D
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deidaraawesomeness Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! this helped a lot!
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Loucife Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad it was useful :heart:
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MaddociousTheEnigma Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a great tutorial. I'm familliar with the tricky spiral twist fold: it's in the Kawasaki Rose.
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:iconloucife:
Loucife Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha glad to hear it :) I still haven't gotten around to making a kawasaki rose yet
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:iconmaddocioustheenigma:
MaddociousTheEnigma Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ugh! I hated making it until I got the hang of it. It's really tough in a couple of places.
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:iconloucife:
Loucife Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha yeah, I figured. I just can't find the time to just sit down and do origami anymore :(
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:iconmaddocioustheenigma:
MaddociousTheEnigma Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I take paper where ever I go so I can fold whenever I have a spare minute. Sometimes, when I'm waiting for a bus home, though, my fingers get a little stiff! ^_^
Thankfully, I still have lots of time to fold because I go to school!
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Loucife Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh that's cool :)

I drive everywhere nowadays, and have a fulltime job at subway, so I can't really take paper with me D: I used to fold a lot when I was at school too, make the most of your time :)
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:iconmaddocioustheenigma:
MaddociousTheEnigma Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, too bad.

Maybe you should win the lotto and retire so you can fold.
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:iconloucife:
Loucife Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, one can wish
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Craftn00b Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
I couldn't understand step 7, but I'll look into that video when I have some extra time. I love the tutorial though! Thank you!
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:iconloucife:
Loucife Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a problem! Yeah, step 7 is a little tricky. It's much easier teaching face to face xD;;
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BlackYinWolf1234 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cannot figure out step 8! Everything else went SUPER great! Then you lost me on the backwards part!
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Loucife Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Basically, the crease you folded before will be already folded in one direction, you just fold it in the other direction.. If that makes any sense o_O It's so much easier to teach origami via person to person rather than with just a written tutorial :(
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BlackYinWolf1234 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah...maybe I could try youtube.com
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:iconloucife:
Loucife Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck then! :)
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BlackYinWolf1234 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I finally finished a box, but the lids comfuising!
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Loucife Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh that's good to hear! And yeah it is... I've found an easier way to fold the spiral, but I haven't had time to update this tutorial yet :(
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BlackYinWolf1234 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, yah, easier is always better!
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:iconloucife:
Loucife Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll let you know when I've updated it :) If I ever get the time
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Zombie-Mae Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Hey this is awesome, I just bought a bunch of gifts for 4 of my closest cousins and 2 sisters and I didn't know how I would give it to them so I thought of a box and decided to make one since I've got so many perfectly square scrapbook paper. Thanks, step 8 was a bit weird but I got it all.
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Loucife Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Aww thanks so much!! Glad to help out ^^

And yeaaaaaah... I wasn't too good at explaining that part ^^; But glad you could figure it out
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Zombie-Mae Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
The lid was actually a bit hard and confusing though
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:iconblackcatrock:
blackcatrock Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Great tutorial! :) You explain very well.^_^
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:iconloucife:
Loucife Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
^__^ Thank you! :heart: :hug:
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henred5 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
WOW! So thats how they are made, i must try. Thankies for the tut!
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:iconloucife:
Loucife Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: No problem! Let me know if you get stuck/need more help!! :D :heart:
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Debyh-Sama Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
I made the cover and the box with the same so great paper of but the cover was lesser… will be quu I errei in some step?
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:iconloucife:
Loucife Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry, I'm not sure what your problem is >< It might be that you just need to practice?
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:icondebyh-sama:
Debyh-Sama Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
I will try of new, grateful ^^
soon I dispatched by post the photos of my origamis also
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saraduh Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
ty I use this all the time! x)
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:iconloucife:
Loucife Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Glad to hear it :boogie:
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draconicdreamer Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
Great tutorial! Now if only I had pretty paper...
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:iconloucife:
Loucife Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :) You don't necessarily need pretty paper, you can always use newspaper, old catalogues just about anything that's foldable :) I think that recycling stuff like that gives the box more character :P
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draconicdreamer Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
You're welcome =) Mm, I might try making some with old wrapping paper; it's certainly more interesting than printer paper.
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Loucife Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: Let me know how it goes okay? :)
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draconicdreamer Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
Will do. ;D
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aneesah Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for this! :D I've come across a box with two of your "boxes" as the box and lid, but your lid is much cooler. :nod: My lid turned out to be a little off-centre, though, 'cause it didn't fit at first. ^^; Need more practice.
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Loucife Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome ^__^ I'm glad that it helps :aww: Also, good to hear that your spiral turned out ok ^^
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Zephyr-song Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
Awesome tutorial, but I cannot make the spiral for the life of me >.<
I found making the box really easy, but I'm just stumped on the lid, even after watching the video.

I guess I'll have to just have a ton of lidless boxes lol
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Loucife Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
xP Well what are you having trouble with exactly? I might be able to help ^__^ And you could always make two boxes, one slightly bigger so you can use it as the lid. :heart:
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harrypottergeek Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
do u have a lid that has a handle?
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:iconloucife:
Loucife Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, no sorry. I haven't come across any origami books which have a lid with a handle oO But I know how to make a basket oo
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harrypottergeek Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
awww... any roses? that isnt too hard
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:iconloucife:
Loucife Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm... I know how to make a really simple looking one but I consider it to be one of those water lilies oO
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harrypottergeek Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
oh those :-L
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:iconloucife:
Loucife Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeeah, sorry I couldn't be of more help :(
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harrypottergeek Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
thats k
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Riiou Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007   Interface Designer
Now my room is full of origami boxes because of this. xD
Very useful tutorial! :w00t!:
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