Make cute box frames from wallpaper offcuts

The Ordinary Lovely: Easy to make wallpaper box frames

When I was putting together a post for Laura Ashley with five super cute ways to use offcuts of wallpaper, wrapping and gift boxes seem to be an obvious but really useful choice. In fact, having wallpaper samples littered across various rooms of my house has saved me from many a lack-of-wrapping-paper crisis over the past few months (not really a crisis ... that's quite dramatic ... more of an 'argh, we need to leave for the birthday party right now and I've got nothing to wrap the present in' moment - Top tip: Marvel wallpaper is cheaper than wrapping paper in the long run and you can do so, so many other things with it).

Anyway, when experimenting with boxes, I came across this wonderful origami box video tutorial, and, if you follow the instructions using a 26cm square of wallpaper, you end up with perfectly-sized instagram print box frames. Now, I'm not going to pretend that these are the most sophisticated of frames but they are very, very easy to make and will take you mere minutes. They're light enough to be stuck to the wall with washi tape and cheap enough to be discarded in favour of another colour or pattern once you've had enough of them. The little ledges are perfect for housing mini souvenirs that accompany the prints, or you can even forget about the photographs altogether and use the box frame as a home for action figures, like my eldest little dude has done in the bottom photo.

On another note, the video tutorial is perfectly pitched for children to follow along. My four year old can copy the folding quite easily. He does need a little bit of help with the final folds to turn the paper in to a box but as a beginner's guide to origami, it's a great start.

So there you have it. Easy to make wallpaper box frames. Do you think you'll give them a try?

The Ordinary Lovely: Easy to make wallpaper box frames
The Ordinary Lovely: Easy to make wallpaper box frames
The Ordinary Lovely: Easy to make wallpaper box frames
The Ordinary Lovely: Easy to make wallpaper box frames
The Ordinary Lovely: Easy to make wallpaper box frames
The Ordinary Lovely: Easy to make wallpaper box frames