Quick Paper and Washi Tape Box

Posted by Meghan Quinones

Take your scrap paper and washi tape and create a cute little box perfect for storing all of your extra buttons, twine, or brads!

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WARNING: This little tutorial here is so easy you are going to become addicted!

Okay, now that you have been warned, let's talk about how I decided to make this pint-sized paper box...

I happened to stumble upon an easy fabric tray the other day when I was surfing the internet. The ends were pinched together and held together with a piece of tied ribbon. It was so stinkin' cute! When I looked at it, I wondered if I could create something similar, but with paper! I played around with my paper folding it every-which-way, until I figured it out. I was going to go with the pinched out ends and ribbon, but wanted a different look. I grabbed my washi tape and began taping around my box. I was able to whip up my little box in less then 5 minutes! See, I told you this project was SUPER easy!

What would you put in your mini paper box?

Here's what you'll need:

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Let's get crafty!

Draw a line 1.5 inches down from the top of your paper. Repeat this step on all four sides of your paper.

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Place your paper so the patterned side is facing you. Fold you paper over along the line you drew.

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Flip your paper over so the patterned side is facing down, and fold your paper back the other way (this will create a nice crease). Repeat this step on all four sides of your paper.

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After you have folded down all four sides of you paper, you will focus on the small square ends. Fold the corner of your small square up to the opposite corner, forming a triangle. Repeat this step on all four corners.

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Pinch the corners of your triangle inward, forming the corner of your box. Repeat this step on all of your corners.

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Grab your washi tape and begin wrapping it around the center of your box. You will need to hold the corners tight with your fingers as you go around them. Keep wrapping your washi tape around your box until you get to your starting point. Once back at your starting point, cut your washi tape.

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Pop in some rolls of backer's twine, or maybe even some binder clips. These little boxes are perfect for keeping all of your small items in one place!

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