Sunday 5 January 2014

An Origami Gift box

Hello my bloggy pals!!
Today I want to show you all an origami gift box I made (I'm quite late in publishing the post)...I made this to gift favours to my mom and dad on Christmas...but while making the box I happened to finish almost all the chocolates I had bought for them!! and then I started sulking! All the efforts I had put in on my treadmill and cardio exercises in the past 1 month  have gone waste! Of course yesss...I already feel fat:(
Well here is the box...

Used gesso to give the feel of snow..After all its Christmas!

Bought some more chocolates to fill in before taking the you can guess how spacious the box is! actually I felt bad taking a snap of the empty was cutting such a sorry figure! all because of me..
I hope you like the box.. This is the first time I tried my hands on origami! Its such a wonderful art! No use of any scissors!! (it was the only lid for which I needed the scissors.)
On the lid I used fabric bandage, lots of wet tissue...lots of gesso, jasmine border die cut, doiley diecut, lace mulberry flowers, sequins, stickpin, pielane butterfly sticker, flourish on which I applied some golden acrylic paint and chunky golden glitter..

submitting it to the following :

colourconceptions challenge-boxes/ bag or baskets
itsy bitsy-make it festive
dreamtime designs- Christmas: a technique I have never tried before -I wanted to try origami as I had heard about it since I was a lately I also saw a few videos on youtube on how to do origami...since and I have been looking forward to try my hands on this... this technique is real fun.. but very tricky at the same requires precision clean folds and a lot of patience!!

come and get it challenges-something new- used the origami technique. Totally new to me.
please let me know how you like it or any thing else you would like to know..
Open minded crafting fun - New technique- Origami
Parade your crafts-christmas winter
613 Avenue Create- used gesso on the cover to give the feel of snow..


  1. Lovely box jaya...loved the deco on the lid and the blooms. Like you said this box dosent deserve to be empty!

  2. Oh My what a beautiful box this is wonderful. Thank you for joining us at Open-minded Crafting Fun for our first ever challenge and we hope to see you next time too. Good luck. Alison xxx

  3. Wow!! This is gorgeous!! I love it!! Origami.. wow!! Paper folding that!! I'm in awe! :) I can't thank you enough for joining our first challenge at Open-Minded!! Thank you!!!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

  4. Wow!! this is just gorgeous and I'm so impressed with the origami!! Thanks for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun!

    Sharla DT

  5. Love your ideas and your blog...have joined, thought I did before...luv anniexxx

  6. Your box turned out lovely.Its funny,I made these boxes during Christmas time.They were so fun to make ,I made four ,but then I got lazy and never decorated them.Story of my life.;-).I am inspired by you to finish them off.

  7. beautiful box jaya, nice decoration well suits the theme

  8. Its gorgeous Jaya ! I loved the papers n colors you ave used and the lid looks so beautiful.I liked the white textured part on it so much ! All the best for your exercise routine :D !

  9. Good morning sweetie, this is so sweet, hugs Pops x

  10. wow this is soooo creative!!! I love that you didn't need scissors to make the actual box. I've been wanting to try out origami but been feeling intimidated by it! Thank you so much for the inspiration. And yup... chocolate is so hard to resist...

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky

  11. This looks gorgeous, Jaya :) Love the box.
    I can totally relate to how you feel eating the chocs! :D Hehe.. Don't worry. Be on a strict diet for 5 days and it will be back to normal :D

  12. Oh my. Jaya, this is amazing. Love it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at OMCF for our first challenge.

    Em, DT

  13. This gift box is fabulous and gorgeous! Really beautiful! I am sure your parents thoroughly loved it! ;-)

  14. Extremely it

  15. What an exquisite box! There are so many details and I can tell you really put a lot of thought and love into it. Thanks for joining us at Parade Your Crafts!
    Beth's Beauties

  16. Very Creative decoration Jaya... Could'nt believe its an origami box...

  17. Very Creative decorations.... could'nt believe its an origami box...

  18. lovely box!!! very creative... loved the idea of using fabric bandage... :)

  19. Oh my, this is simply stunning. Thanks for joining our challenge at OMCF.

  20. This is absolutely gorgeous! Your decorations and design is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Parade Your Crafts. Hope to see you next challenge.

    Kim - PYC DT

  21. This is such a beautiful box.. & I love how you use fabric bandages, tissue etc to create textures.. Thanks for playing along with us at Color Conceptions Challenge :)

  22. Hi Jaya :) This is such a gorgeous and uique box. Glad I found it on Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge. Thank you for joining us :)
    Hugs, Mikha

  23. Very pretty Jaya...........I love the textures.Thanks for sharing at Color Conceptions Challenge Blog. Good luck.


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