After all of my new space making, I decided to sit down and relax with some origami.
With Mother's Day fast approaching, I often think of my mom, how much she loves holidays and how she's always inspired me to create my own unique packaging and greeting cards for any special occasion. Over the years I've presented her with any number of origami creations. Unfortunately, many of these nimbly folded objects don't hold much utility. One can only do so much with paper shrimp, the complete metamorphasis of a tadpole to frog (in origami) or 1,000 paper cranes (although they might bring you some good luck).
However, origami can be used for more than just folding cute little creatures. One of the finest, most personal gifts can often be in the packaging in itself. These octagonal origami boxes are a gift in themselves. They can be reused and treasured as keepers of special keepsakes. They are so simple and fun to create. Once you get going, you won't be able to stop. You can make them in a variety of sizes and color or pattern combos. You don't even have to use origami paper to make them; you can use anything, used magazines, newspapers, etc.
There's a quick and easy to follow tutorial HERE.