THE CONTEST IS:
How to make a gift box! You do the same for the top of the box as you did for the bottom of the box. I need to find one more item to go with this. This is a contest for a $5.00 giftcard to your choice of Target, Walmart, Amazon.com, or Starbucks! You can decide with me in email after I pick the winner! GAME #1 FOR TODAY! You have until 8pm PT 3/24/13 11 pm ET to complete the whole thing (top and bottom) and I made these recently and posted mine at the top of the page.
- For best results, fold neatly. For each fold, carefully align the edge or corner with whatever edge, crease, or other feature it should meet, then crease the paper firmly.
- You might want to dab some glue on the bottom of the triangular flaps in order to make them stay down, or you can use tape.
- If your paper is colored on one side, fold it so that the colored side faces down at first.
- To make a lid for your box, create a square of paper half a centimeter larger than the first box, and repeat all steps.
- An alternate method for making a lid is to repeat the steps with the same size paper, but on steps 12 and 13, don't fold the edges all the way to the center. Instead, leave about 1/8 of an inch between the edge and the center on both sides.
- You can use poster board to create a bigger box. You can use sticky notes to make a very small box. But beware it is very difficult.
- Don't put anything too heavy in the box, or it will collapse. Remember, it is paper.
- Watch out for paper cuts.
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Sources and Citations
- A video guide to a similar method of making an origami box.
Congrats gals! Thank you for sticking your neck out there and taking the challenge (even though it was totally NEW and DIFFERENT to you and me).... I LOVE LOVE LOVE your work!!
Tell me which card you want in email HERE along with your email address and this will come to you on the 3/27/13. Thanks again!