Paper jewelry

Scissors or other way to cut your strips You can use a guillotine cutter or a rotary cutter, quilters ruler and cutting mat. Determine what length paper you are going to use and stick to that length. To determine how big a round bead you can get from this length. Cut a half inch wide straight strip from this paper.

Paper jewelry

Bone folder or other tool with a rounded blunt tip, like a capped Sharpie marker Glue stick or washi tape optional Step One: Cut Your Paper To make a lidded box, you will need two pieces of paper that are perfect squares—the paper for the box bottom needs to Paper jewelry half an inch smaller than the paper for the box top.

When folded, the box will become about one-third the size of the original square. With this in mind, feel free to experiment with paper sizes to create a custom box! A mid-weight paper works best for this project, though lighter-weight papers like plain old printer paper or orgami paper work just fine, too.

As a general rule of thumb, the heavier the paper you use, the sturdier the box will be. Fold Long Edges Once your paper squares are cut out, lay the paper on your work surface with the wrong side facing up and fold the paper in half, long edge to long edge.

When your corners and edges are nicely matched up, softly press the fold with your fingers, and then crease with a bone folder to make the fold permanent.

Open the paper and turn it 90 degrees. Repeat to fold the opposite long edges together, pressing the fold with your fingertips and creasing with a bone folder.

Fold Corners to Opposite Corners Next, fold one corner to the other on the opposite side. Before you use the bone folder, double-check to make sure that the crease runs right up to the corner points on either edge of the fold.

Set Up Your Printer

When opened up, your paper should look like this: Fold Corners to Center Point With the paper opened up, fold each corner up to meet the center point where all of the creases intersect. Press the fold in place and crease with a bone folder. Repeat to fold each corner to the center. Fold Edges to Center Fold the bottom edge of the square up to meet the point where all of the corners intersect in the middle.

Press the fold and crease with a bone folder. Then repeat to fold the top edge down to the center. Open up the paper and turn 90 degrees. Repeat to fold the opposite long edges to the center point.

Paper jewelry

Your folded paper should look like this. Open up two of the corner edges opposite each other. Working on one open corner at a time, use your thumbs to press down the tabs.

You may have a moment where you think this is never going to work, but trust me, it will. And then press the paper down and over the edge of the wall. The corner point should sit right in the middle of the box.

Repeat this up and over movement to create the fourth wall of the box. Once the four walls have been erected, press the interior of the box into the corners to give it a nice, crisp shape. You may want to secure the corners of the box with a little dab of glue stick on the underside, or use a piece of pretty washi tape to hold the corners in place.

Congratulations, you made one half of your box! Now repeat the exact same steps on the other piece of paper. Once your top and bottom are done, fill the box with your cute handmade gift and nestle the lid on top.

And if you use a pretty paper to make the box, no gift wrap is required! When first learning this technique, I recommend practicing on printer paper before diving into the fancy stuff.

Once you get the technique down, this is a super fun and easy way to make a box in a pinch.A stack of chunky, layered necklaces elevates any outfit from casual to composed.

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Knowing how to fold a paper gift box is an important tool to have in your crafty arsenal. Once you know how to do it, you can make one in any size you like using any paper you please. While I love that you enjoy and support my bamboo rollers (they allow you to grasp and roll several strips at once), there are a variety of options when it comes to rolling paper beads.

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