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Origami Pencil Box Instructions
This a pretty useful origami box, it's long and the lid closes snugly and stays shut. This origami box would be perfect to keep your pens, pencils, sewing tools, chopsticks, jewelry or any number of other uses!
You will need one sheet of square paper, we would suggest using thicker paper for this.
Our paper was 21 x 21 cm and fitted my pens nicely, you could use bigger paper for longer pencils.Continue to 2 of 7 below.
02 of 07
Origami Pencil Box Instructions - Step 1
1. Start white side up.
2. Get a ruler and pencil and mark your paper at the bottom 7 equal sections.
You can work out 7th's by taking the width of your paper, (21) and dividing it by 7. (3)
3. Now using the marks as guides, fold the paper into the seven sections.
4. This is the result.Continue to 3 of 7 below.
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Origami Pencil Box Instructions - Step 2
5. Turn your paper so that the creases are horizontal.
6. Fold in all 4 corners.
7. Unfold the corners.
8. Fold the bottom seventh in half.Continue to 4 of 7 below.
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Origami Pencil Box Instructions - Step 3
9. Unfold the previous fold.
10. Using the corner crease as a guide, fold the left edge inwards s shown.
11. Take some time making this fold right.
12. Fold the left edge in the same way.
13. Unfold the right and left sides and flip the paper over.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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Origami Pencil Box Instructions - Step 4
14. You could use a pencil to lightly mark these lines, these are where we'll be folding.
15. Bring the bottom right corner inwards and align it to the horizontal creases and fold only where the line is on the other side.
16. Bring the top right corner over to the left and align it the same way, along with the horizontal creases in order to create the crease.
17. Fold all the other lines in the same way.Continue to 6 of 7 below.
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Origami Pencil Box Instructions - Step 5
18. Flip the paper over.
19. Fold the bottom left corners in, followed by the section we folded in half earlier.
20. Rotate the paper and fold the left and right sides in.
21. Open out the box as shown.Continue to 7 of 7 below.
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Origami Pencil Box Instructions - Step 6
22. Flip the bottom section into the top in order to form a box.
23. Continue collapsing the box by letting the box fold where the creases are.
24. Hold the box together while closing it.
25. You could add glue to make the box more sturdy.
Watch an explanatory video on this model, here.
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