Make Your Own Origami Treat Box

Origami is supposed to be a relaxing activity, I mean there are even books out there entitled Origami for Mindfulness. But having recently attempted to make an origami crane I’d vote otherwise, hah. I think I have a long way to go before I find paper-folding even remotely calming. However, before I gave up, I was successful in making a little box. So today, I thought I’d share with you my simple step-by-step guide in the hopes you can follow along, create your own and fill it with goodies.

Here are the twelve steps to make an origami treat box:

Step one: Fold the paper diagonally both ways. (I’ve used a pencil line to show you were the creases are) 

Step two: Fold a corner inwards to meet the centre point.

Step three: Repeat step two for all the corners.

Step four: Unfold the paper refold each side inwards. (Does that even make sense, I dunno?)

Step five: Basically it should look like this.

Step six: Repeat step four but fold top and bottom.

Step seven: Fold the side corners inwards to meet the centre point.

Step eight: Fold the side inwards for a second time.

Step nine: Repeat step eight on both sides. Yay, it is starting to take shape, kinda. 

Step ten: This is most probably the trickiest part. You need to create these little triangles by some kinda magic folding. Keep experimenting and you’ll get there.

Step eleven: Once the triangles are in created, fold the flap over and shape into place.

Step twelve: Repeat steps ten and eleven on the final side. Ta-da! Little origami box is complete.

If you make another one, you have the box and a lid. I think I was just lucky that one box fitted inside the other one.

As it’s Easter, I filled my boxes with mini eggs and gave them away as little treats to my family. I also made sure I had a box (or two) for myself, of course. If you made your own box, well done, origami is not the easiest thing. I hope you have all had a lovely Easter and if origami isn’t for you, why not check out my last post on how to make Mini Egg Marshmallow Cakes. 

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  1. April 2, 2018 / 6:52 am

    This is so cool! I’ve always wanted to try my hands on origami as my nephew does this and makes all sorts but I’ve found it complicated but your step by step guide makes it so much simpler so I’ll definitely be giving this a go!

    Soffy //

    • April 2, 2018 / 3:28 pm

      Aw thanks so much Soffy! 💖 Origami is so complicated, I’ve just made a box so far, everything else looks so tricky 🙈. Glad you enjoyed the post and hope you enjoy making this 😘 xx

  2. April 2, 2018 / 7:17 am

    Ahh these little boxes are lovely Bexa. I once had to do a presentation at college and did it on origami and made a hopping frog hahahaha. These are a really nice idea for small gifts too! Thanks for sharing your great step by step guide xx

    • April 2, 2018 / 3:30 pm

      He he! That sounds like an interesting presentation! 😄 It’s really satisfying when you make something from just a piece of paper ☺️. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

    • April 2, 2018 / 3:30 pm

      Thanks Ellie! 💖 xx

  3. April 2, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    I love this! I remember doing and loving origami back in school and have been looking for something to bring me back into the craft world. I might give this a go since it’s so simple but beautiful at the same time. 😀 x

    Sneha |

    • April 2, 2018 / 3:32 pm

      Aw thanks Sneha! 💖 They are quite simple and you can be so creative with the different paper designs. Hope you enjoy making them! 😘 xx

  4. Charlotte Doherty
    April 2, 2018 / 3:54 pm

    I love this! Its such a unique and personalised way of giving a gift! I’m definitely trying this xx

    • April 2, 2018 / 6:32 pm

      Thanks Charlotte! Hope you enjoy making them! 💖 xx

  5. Trieditontheweekend
    April 2, 2018 / 4:04 pm

    These are so cute! I love origami and this is a great way to make an Easter treat 🙂 – I made some gift bags filled with treats this year!

    • April 2, 2018 / 6:33 pm

      Thanks Stacey! 💖 Easter gift bags sound like such a lovely idea. I’m glad you liked the post 😘 xx

    • April 2, 2018 / 6:33 pm

      Thanks Louise! 💖 xx

  6. April 2, 2018 / 4:06 pm

    This is so cute! I predict I’d be rubbish at origami as I have chubby fingers and no coordination, but I do love to look at it!
    Amy xx

    • April 2, 2018 / 6:34 pm

      Thanks Amy! 💖 Don’t worry, I’m terrible at origami but this box was easier than most things 😘 xx

  7. Lupe
    April 2, 2018 / 4:06 pm

    The process at first glance looks kind of confusing but I understand the idea behind it. That’s a really cool method of creating a box!

    • April 2, 2018 / 6:35 pm

      Thanks so much! 💖 It does seem a bit complicated but once you get started it makes more sense 😄 xx

  8. Perrine - Ola Banana
    April 2, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    These are so adorable! I need to make one next time I giving a present to someone instead of buying a box 🙂


    • April 2, 2018 / 6:36 pm

      Thanks Perrine! 💖 It’s really cool as you can be creative with the paper and make each box unique and original 😘 xx

  9. April 2, 2018 / 4:14 pm

    These are adorable – and I love the little pineapple paper (but I love anything and everything with pineapples) 😍

    • April 2, 2018 / 6:36 pm

      Thank you! I really liked the pineapple paper too – it’s super cute! 💖 xx

  10. April 2, 2018 / 4:15 pm

    Such a brilliant and nifty idea! I used to love doing Origami when I was younger and this could be an excellent way of recycling old wrapping paper! I love how you took a photograph of each step!

    • April 2, 2018 / 6:37 pm

      That’s a great idea to recycle old wrapping paper! I never thought of that ☺️. Thank you for your lovely comment 😘 xx

  11. April 2, 2018 / 4:19 pm

    They’re so cute! I nearly always manage to screw this sort of thing up in some way but I’m definitely going to try this. I love your photos here too 💖


    • April 2, 2018 / 6:38 pm

      Thanks Sophie! 💖 I’m awful at origami but this one was one of the easier things. Hope you enjoy! 😘 xx

  12. Bookinggoodread
    April 2, 2018 / 4:26 pm

    This is so cute! I wouldn’t have a clue how to do origami I’m all fingers and thumbs. X

    Emma x

    • April 2, 2018 / 6:39 pm

      Aw same! This was one of the easier things, I’m terrible at anything else he he 🤣. Thank you for the comment Emma 😘 xx

  13. April 2, 2018 / 4:29 pm

    HUGE kudos for making such fab origami boxes, Bexa. I am in total awe of your skills, seriously! Flora was given a origami dinosaur kit a couple of years ago (age 6) and I couldn’t get past the first three dinos. My pterodactyls looked nothing like they were supposed to so I gave up, haha. Maybe if I’d had a chocolate incentive though… 😂 I shall have to head over to your cakes post, hopefully that might be more within my sphere of capability! Fab post xx

    Lisa |

    • April 2, 2018 / 6:42 pm

      He he, your comment made me laugh Lisa! 🤣 Attempting to make dinos sounds very tricky indeed! I lost my patience with trying to make a crane (it’s supposed to be one of the easier things!). In fact I was totally surprised when the boxes turned out okay 😋. Hope you enjoy the cake post and thank you for the lovely comment 😘 xx

  14. Eleanor May
    April 2, 2018 / 4:29 pm

    These are so cute. I might have a go at making them myself!

    • April 2, 2018 / 6:43 pm

      Yay! Hope you have fun making them Eleanor! 💖 xx

  15. April 2, 2018 / 4:33 pm

    I love origami! I started to do a few for st Patrick’s day! Shamrock and thing! But it was not as cute as your treat box! So adorable! Loving the idea! Xx corinne

    • April 2, 2018 / 6:44 pm

      Thanks so much Corinne! 💖 Origami is hard so I’m impressed at you making shamrocks! Glad you liked the treat box 😘 xx

  16. Kate durston
    April 2, 2018 / 4:47 pm

    As always your blog inspires me to get crafty. The origami looks a bit complex for me, I’m not the most co ordinated but your little boxes look amazing, may I ask where you got the paper as they have such cute patterns? X x

    • April 2, 2018 / 6:46 pm

      Aw thanks so much Kate! That’s so lovely of you to say 💖. I got the paper as part of an Origami For Mindfulness book and I also got some more paper in The Works. They have some really nice patterns, glad you like the boxes 😘 xx

    • April 2, 2018 / 6:47 pm

      Thanks Nicola! 💖 You should definitely give it a try, it’s really fun to do! 😘 xx

  17. April 2, 2018 / 5:06 pm

    This is so cute although I’m not sure I would have the patience for origami nowadays! I remember having a teacher in primary school that spent ages teaching us how to do simple origami and mine was always a nightmare😂 Great post lovely nice easy instructions and fab photos to accompany 😍

    Melanie |

    • April 2, 2018 / 6:50 pm

      He he, origami is so hard, I couldn’t imagine attempting this in primary school 🤣🙈. The boxes were one of the easier things to do and it really surprised me when it turned out okay 😋. I’m glad you like the post Melanie, thank you for your lovely comment 😘 xx

  18. MJ
    April 2, 2018 / 5:57 pm

    Bexa! Honestly! You are so talented in your creativity! I love seeing all the little stuff you make. I work with children part time and have a younger sibling so this is definitely something l am going to try and learn! Brilliant post!

    MJ x

    • April 2, 2018 / 6:51 pm

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely comment MJ! 💖 I’m glad you enjoyed the post and hope you have fun making the boxes! 😘 xx

  19. April 2, 2018 / 6:08 pm

    These are super adorable and I love the pastel papers you used for creating your boxes, they’re so perfect for little chocolate treats too! x x
    Ellis //

    • April 2, 2018 / 6:52 pm

      Thanks so much Ellis! 💖 Glad you enjoyed the post! 😘 xx

  20. April 2, 2018 / 6:57 pm

    Oooh this is really cute I haven’t seen something like this before! Such a lovely idea, might have to look into this!
    With Love Yossy x

    • April 2, 2018 / 7:00 pm

      Thanks Yossy! 💖 Glad you enjoyed the post and hope you have fun if you make them! 😘 xx

  21. April 2, 2018 / 7:44 pm

    I loved making these when I was younger!

    • April 2, 2018 / 7:53 pm

      They are so fun to do! Thanks for the comment Jenny 💖 xx

  22. April 3, 2018 / 11:55 am

    This… is SO CUTE. As I’ve said before, I’m not really a crafty type person. But an old friend of mine, her dad had a friend who had a Japanese wife and step-son and he tried teaching us origami swans once! His were AMAZING xxx

    • April 3, 2018 / 3:27 pm

      Aw thanks so much Jenny! 💖 I’m always impressed when people can do origami. So far, I’ve only managed the box, everything else is sooo complicated 😋🙈 xx

    • April 13, 2018 / 5:15 am

      Aww thanks so much Emily, glad you enjoyed the post 💕😘 xx

  23. April 17, 2018 / 4:35 pm

    If only you would have been my school teacher. I love origami and when I was little I was having a hard time keeping up with the rest of my class. I wouldn’t understand half of the steps. I’ve started to enjoy it later when I worked with children and I discovered I could do it, if I could just take the time for it.
    These little boxes are so cute and perfect for a gift. I might give them a go when I have a next birthday coming up.

    • April 19, 2018 / 7:24 am

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely comment Rose! 💖 Origami is so tricky but I found this one a bit easier ☺️. Making them for a birthday is such a thoughtful idea 😘 xx

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