Folded Paper Flower Box

This simply folded paper box is ideal as a gift box for flowers on special occasions.

Approximate Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 sheet of handmade paper, 10 x 10 inches
  • glue
  • pencil
  • ruler



  1. Make mountain folds from corner to corner, then open out and repeat on the other diagonal. Open the paper out again and half it with valley folds top-to-bottom, and side to side.

  2. Bring the side corners of the paper down to the bottom corner. Rotate paper so the open end is at the top.

  3. Mark 1 1/4 inch from the bottom, fold the tip up.

  4. Mark 2 inches from the upper tip and fold it forward, repeat on the other side.

  5. Fold the uppermost outer flaps to meet in the center. Turn over and repeat on the other side.

  6. Glue the flaps to both sides of box.

  7. Gently open the box and fold four corners downwards.

  8. Flatten out the bottom of the box to give the box its final shape.

Source: handmade paper from Michael's

By Maricel from Fairfax, VA

July 13, 20110 found this helpful

I can't tell from the picture or the directions just how large the bottom or the height of the finished box will be, but if it's large and tall enough to sit a baby food jar in, you can even use a real blossom in this nice little paper box. Something like a rose or maybe a gardenia. It's a very nice simple little origami craft, and if I can learn to make it well enough to teach my Sunday School class how to do them, it'll make a sweet little gift for teachers, moms or anyone you'd like to surprise with something thoughtful. How about making them for lunch trays at a nursing home?

Would you mind giving us the measurements of a finished box, please?

Thank you for a super nice craft Maricel.


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July 13, 20110 found this helpful

Sweet! Great job!

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July 13, 20110 found this helpful

Really cute little craft. Inexpensive too. Reminds me of the Chinese takeout boxes, and I've always loved them.

Thanks for sharing.


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July 14, 20110 found this helpful

If you needed or wanted a bigger flower box couldn't you use a bigger piece of paper as long as it was equal on all four sides to make it square?

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July 14, 20110 found this helpful

Great job, and the step-by-step instructions and photos are appreciated.

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