Saturday, October 1, 2011

Origami Spider Web Halloween Box

I have been working on this box for the better part of the day. It's so dreary and rainy again!

During my travels yesterday,  I came across this really neat little box. The idea came from a woman by the name of Wenche. She is extremely talented and I visit her blog from time to time. This is the box I created from her idea.

You can view the video on how to fold this box Here

When folding the box I made sure the paper I wanted was on the outside. You'll see what I mean when you start folding it. This is a small box and I started with a 6x6 piece of paper. You don't want the paper to be very heavy, you don't want to use something like Bazzill. I used K&CoMPANY and it was just the right weight.

My larger Spider Web piece for the top I cut 3x3. I used the MS edge Web Punch, you are then left with square corners and I  trimmed them off. My smaller yellow piece is a 2x2 and I used just the corner punch on that. And I also inked it up with some orange ink. The flower is a Recollections flower, I added some glass Micro Beads to it. The little flourishes are from a Cricut Cartridge (gasp) LOL, Cindy Loo. The bat is also made from another PC product, I was upstairs crafting and did not feel like running downstairs to fire up the laptop and cut with MTC.
LOL I added some DoodleBug Design  Sugar Coating to the bats wings, Beetle Black Glitter.

Made some yellow bows for the outside flaps of the box. I also used the MS corner web punch, I punched out 8, trimmed and tucked them in the flaps also.

Now for the Trick or Treat piece I cut that at 1 5/8, I also cut a small piece of the orange paper attached ribbon to it and glued it to the top edge back inside of the box. Let that dry a bit and then attached the yellow square and then my top. I used ribbon because I figured over time paper would wear out.

I hope you try and make one, they are a lot of fun and a different style of box.

Supply List:
MS Metallic Glass Micro Beads - Fire Opal
Recollection Flowers - Grey
Bazzill Yellow & Black Cardstock
K & CoMPANY Halloween Stack
MS Web Punch Border and Edge Punches
Yellow Ribbon
Orange Ink
CuttleBug Spider and Bat
Glossy Accents
Cricut Cartridge Cindy Loo Flourishes
DoodleBug Design Sugar Coating Beetle Black Glitter
Black Stickles on Spider - it was still drying and will glue to the inside bottom of box

Ok, think that's it. Long post, LOL thanks for looking. If you make one would love to see it.


  1. Michelle that's fantastic, love how you embellished it, awesome!!

  2. Michelle, This is why I love your work so much. This is so adorable. Too funny about using a cricut cart. LOL! I only have 3 and am so tempted to get a few more. Did I mention how adorable this is. Just love it.


  3. Love this project, Michelle! The details all work so well together.

  4. This is stunning! I can't believe how gorgeous that bat & flower are together. So unexpected and artistic and lovely.