How to Make a "Bloomin' Box" for Spring

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This beautiful, petal-covered bauble is made from six sheets of paper and a few clever folds.
This unassuming origami model, when paired with five identical components, creates a charming, and useful, ornamental box.
A simple box becomes an extraordinary jewel with just a few quick pinches of the paper flaps on its six faces.
This beautiful, petal-covered bauble is made from six sheets of paper and a few clever folds.

This beautiful, petal-covered bauble is made from six sheets of paper and a few clever folds.

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  Continue by adding a third component. Attach it first to one piece (pink to green in the illustration), then connect the green to the purple (see next the illustration).

 

  A detail of three pieces slotted together. No glue is necessary since the flaps hold each component in place next to its neighbor.

 

  Here is a detail shot of the inside of the model. Notice that I have added a fourth side at this point.

 

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Comments (15)

EchoLin writes: simple yet lovely
Posted: 1:46 am on April 13th
Daydah writes: @DefyingDestiny if you got step 8 perfectly, then step 9 is as easy as making sure the top edge touches the 'squarish' one you made in step 8. As long as it doesnt overshoot that, the fold is accurate.
Posted: 3:42 pm on February 25th
emmyt writes: I love making these boxes, they become addictive, I use them for small to gifts and the receiver likes the box as much as the gift. The are fasinated by the box. I have used scrapbook paper, but I have also used wallpaper, I have some wallpaper books and they make really nice boxes since the paper is heavy but easy to fold. So yes I have made many and had some on hand ready made, I have them all folded to store and just put the sides together when I want to use one. Easy to store that way.
Posted: 10:18 am on February 13th
craftybegonia writes: Lovely! I think those pastels are just beautiful!
Posted: 6:47 pm on April 10th
Jetmuis writes: adorable and soo lovely , awesome!!!!
Posted: 12:26 pm on April 9th
NancyWard writes: Hi!

I recently posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

I'd appreciate your letting me know if that's OK.

Thanks,

Nancy Ward
http://paperfriendly.blogspot.com
Posted: 8:01 pm on January 15th
DefyingDestinyy writes: Can someone please guide me through the second part of step 9. I don't understand where you're supposed to fold. Well, I don't understand where the folded part is supposed to go. When I try to do it, it doesn't look like the picture, and the paper doesn't want to bend. I really want to do this because the end result looks beautiful. Please help.
Posted: 8:50 pm on December 17th
LunarFaith writes: awesomely love this ~

i m keeping fingers X'ed to get this into my next sunday project (*-*)
Posted: 5:29 am on June 2nd
eveh writes: One of the things that makes this so beautiful is the color choice. I'll bet yours is prettier than the original. : )
Posted: 6:12 pm on April 30th
sandysue08 writes: I would love to try this with fabric...:>}
Posted: 9:39 am on April 25th
paperrain writes: wow.
I don't know how you can keep coming up with all these great ideas, but please DO.
Posted: 7:31 pm on April 22nd
angrylilasiangirl writes: i love it! and where can i get that paper?
Posted: 8:57 am on April 20th
ImaMes writes: Beautiful! I love it! It's even pretty before pinching all the flaps. Can't wait to make one!

BTW - Your choice of paper is very Spring-y. =) Nice.
Posted: 10:32 am on April 13th
AWilcox writes: This is simply beautiful, it definitely screams out SPRING, I love it.
Posted: 8:53 am on April 13th
Maureclaire writes:
Lovely !!!
Posted: 12:25 am on April 13th
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