Unusual Gift Boxes & Bags

Origami Faceted Gift Boxes in Any Size

Hi everyone, yesterday I shared my Origami Faceted Gift Box which you can make in any size you like.

Origami Faceted Gift Boxes

I was inspired to make these after seeing them made on the Paper Folds YouTube channel. I have changed mine in a few ways and made them with card stock and not origami paper.

Origami Faceted Gift Boxes

You can make these in any size you like as long as your card stock has equal sides.

I made 3, one using 12 x 12 card, one from 10 x 10 and a tiny one from one piece of 6 x 6.

These look extremely complicated and hard to make but I promise they are very straight forward.

Origami Faceted Gift Boxes

The original version of this style box cant actually hold much if anything in it, which seemed a shame as they are such fun and unusual boxes.

I found a easy solution to just remove the inside bulk and change the fold of the inside pieces so they fold outwards instead.

By doing this it made them into a use-able gift box.

Origami Faceted Gift Boxes

The folds on this box, really are beautiful and the finished shape is awesome.

To make these you will need any size square card stock. Below you will find listed the measurements for the sizes I show in my tutorial.

For the 12″ x 12″ size score at 3″, 6″ & 9 on both sides.

For the 10″ x 10″ size score at 2.1/2, 5″ & 7.1/2 on both sides.

For the 6″ x 6″ size score at 1.1/2, 3″ & 4.1/2 on both sides.

The paper used is the First Edition “Floral Fusion” pack available from Amazon.

I finished my gift boxes with eyelets, these are a great way for reinforcing your punched holes so they don’t rip. You can pick up eyelets and pliers here.

Use my template below along with my tutorial for all the other folds.

Origami Faceted Gift Box Template


Here is the smallest one I made using a 6″ x 6″ sheet, this one you can see I have folded the outer pieces inside, which gives it a very different look.

Origami Faceted Gift Boxes

I cant wait to make these for Christmas, they will look wonderful under the tree.

Origami Faceted Gift Boxes

I have already seen some of your amazing versions of this gift box, please keep sharing over on my Facebook page Mixed Up Craft

Happy crafting.



8 thoughts on “Origami Faceted Gift Boxes in Any Size

  1. What a lovely little box! I made it along with you and it was so simple, very deceiving, looks like it would be so difficult to make. Thanks so much for a great video and project!

  2. Hi Sam, I was so delighted to come across your tutorials. Your presentation is top notch, you explain everything extremely well and have a nice sense of humour. A pleasure to watch you work Also I am so thankful to you for sharing. I don’t normally put “pen to paper” but in this instance I just had to. My sister is 70 this year and I have found three cards that I am going to make her. So thank you very much. I don’t do Facebook or any of those other communication type things (because I don’t know how) but I would love for you to see what I have made and maybe that day will come).

    Keep up the good work, because even if some of the items are not of interest to me, I still am very interested in seeing how you construction all those beautiful products.

    Once again, many thanks,
    with kind regards,
    Aussie Krys

  3. Hello Krystyne, apologies for my delay in replying, I’ve had a crazy 2 weeks and just finding time now to catch up.
    Thank you for your kind words, I’m so pleased you enjoy my channel and the tutorials I post, I love doing it and it’s my passion in life, I try to be natural and just me in my tutorials.
    I hope you enjoyed making the 3 cards you mentioned and your sister has or will have a lovely 70th birthday.

    Thank you again for your kind words.
    Sam x

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