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Origami Picnic Boxes DIY

Here is a sweet little idea that would be great for a baby shower or a picnic. The best part is all you need is paper and our handy template to put this together. We’ve partnered with Blue Diamond Almonds for this easy way to serve food at a party or a picnic. (Perfect for holding healthy snack foods like almonds!) These come together really quickly and I like that you can customize colors to suit your party really easily. It’s a nice little easy touch to add to a laid back party. See below for full instructions!

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Materials: Origami box template, colorful cardstock paper, x-acto knife and cutting mat (or scissors), bone folder, glue

Step 1: Cut out the origami box template and tape it to a piece of cardstock paper.
Step 2: Using the template as a guide, cut out the same shape from the cardstock.
Step 3: Using your bone folder, first make inward creases (valley folds) on the lines that form the middle square.
Step 4: From here, crease all the long lines that extend out of the square inward with valley folds . Crease all the short lines that extend out of the square the other way with mountain folds. When all the folds are complete, the box should form an “x” shape.
Step 5: Glue the inside indentation of the mountain folds. Then, glue these flaps inside the box so they fold on top of each other (The final result should look like the inside of a bento box.)
Step 6: Fill with treats and enjoy!

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Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day

  1. Brandi

    July 24, 2014

    Love this idea. And the lovely photos and staging make me want to put together a picnic of my own. Definitely sharing this one on my blog.

  2. Frenchell

    July 24, 2014

    I LOVE this! We have a state wide holiday today in Utah have plans later for fireworks and a dinner picnic. The lunch boxes would be so perfect to make and set up everyone’s food. Thanks for this wonderful idea!

  3. Nina

    July 24, 2014

    Love these! How cool! They could be used for a myriad of different things, party favors, craft projects, art projects in a classroom, organizers for art supplies or jewelry. Love them!

  4. rhiannon

    July 24, 2014

    SO cute! what a great idea.

  5. Sydney

    July 24, 2014

    Such a cute party idea! We obsess over everything you post – great ideas on here.

  6. Emily @ Tips on Life and Love

    July 24, 2014

    These are so totally adorable. I can think of a million uses for them. Thank you!

  7. India

    July 26, 2014

    This reminds me of when I was younger and was taught to make my own paper Easter basket! I love this!!!! Just love it!


  8. Malissa

    July 28, 2014

    Brilliant idea! And the styling is gorgeous!!

  9. Kim

    August 2, 2014

    Looks cute but what sane person is going to take the time to make all these boxes? Ridiculous.

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