Origami paper box for traveling

origami paper box lisa fulmer

It's first Monday - time for a new blog hop with the Designer Crafts Connection! This month our theme is vacation crafts. Instead of creating something to commemorate a vacation I took, I decided to make something that is super handy for traveling.

A origami paper box is really easy to make with a pretty piece of lightweight scrapbook paper - a 12x12 sheet yields a 4x4 box. Instructions for origami shapes are easy to find online - here is the tutorial I used. I also cut a 4" square piece of cardstock to line the inside of the box and keep the flaps down - no need to use any adhesive unless you plan to toss the box when your vacation is over.

origami paper box folding

Packing a few of these little boxes make it easier to treat your hotel room more like home. Use one on the nightstand for your jewelry or spare change, put one on the bathroom counter for small essentials like tweezers and q-tips that tend to fall to the bottom of your toiletry travel tote. This origami paper box is also perfect on the desk for holding business cards and receipts you collect during business travel.

origami paper box folded flat

Follow the instructions to make each box before your trip, then unfold two sides and flatten for packing - handy!

Look for the DCC logo on the sidebar of our blogs to enjoy the hopping and see what kinds of travel crafts everyone else has made.