Origami Box for Tea Bags

Or Misgav
by Or Misgav
6 Materials
45 Minutes

I love tea so much; it relaxes me.

I appreciate the tea so much that I made boxes for it.

The finished product.

Fold into a square

I took a regular A4 paper, the one I use for the printer, and made it into a square by folding on side.

Cutting the rest

Measuring using a ruler to be sure it is a perfect square, and cutting according to the line.

Folding into half

Then, I folded it into half, on each side. I did it to find the centre of the paper.

Folding the other side

I flipped it over and folded the corners of the paper to the centre.

Unfolding and folding according to the lines

Then, I unfolded the last step and folded it and using the lines created on the previous step.

Folding it into half

Folding it into half, to create horizontal lines.

Making lines on the sides

Folding it on the 45 angle degree created. Repeating on both sides.

Flipping the triangle in

By holding the triangle, I "dragged" it into the centre, as it was on step 2. It created the first face of the box.


Once I repeated it in the second triangle, the box was ready to paint or cover.

Pinching the corners

I pinched the corners to make it a bit stronger.

I just adore tea bag covers.

Whittard's, for example, has a gold star on a light-blue pattern with white stripes. It also has a nice texture to it. How can I through it out?

I have a box with the covers; I thought it would be an excellent cover for my box. 

Adding glue

Using regular white glue and an old brush, I glued the pieced of Whittard's covers. 

Covering all faces

Every face of the box got the same "treatment" with the same logo and stars. 

Covering the corners

With a strip, I covered the corners. Cutting the middle and glueing it to both sides. 

Adding glue to seal

Teabag covers usually have a wax seal in it; however, I decided to add a white glue layer to make it stronger. 

Making tea

Unfortunately, I couldn't find any Whittard tea at a reasonable price; I had to compromise and drink Twinings... 

Repeat with favourite teas

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