DIY Fruit & Veggie Stamped Origami Boxes

DIY Fruit & Veggie Stamped Origami Boxes

Every­one knows about potato stamps, but did you know that you can make a beau­ti­ful rose print with swiss chard or a col­or­ful cir­cle pat­tern with cit­rus fruits? We had a lot of fun try­ing out this craft! Here’s how to make your own stamped paper and fold super cute origami boxes.

DIY Fruit & Veggie Prints DIY Fruit & Veggie Stamps

What You Need

  • Swiss chard or cel­ery flower
  • Lemon, orange, and lime
  • Knife
  • Acrylic paint, dif­fer­ent colors
  • Paint brush and palette (I used bot­tle caps)
  • Copy paper, size A4

How To Make The Stamps

DIY Fruit & Veggie Stamps DIY Fruit & Veggie Stamps

Step 1
Cut the Swiss chard in slices as shown and use the sec­ond and third pieces for stamp­ing. Cut the fruits in half.

DIY Fruit & Veggie Stamps

Step 2
You don’t need to add water to the paints; apply as is to the slices and press onto the paper. You can stamp twice or three times before adding more paint. Play around using dif­fer­ent col­ors and mak­ing dif­fer­ent pat­terns, then let the paper dry.

DIY Fruit & Veggie Stamps

And if you’ve got some lemon juice left, how abut writ­ing some secret mes­sages with it?

DIY Fruit & Veggie Stamps

Note: You’ll get dif­fer­ent results from freshly cut fruits and veg­gies and those that have been left out to dry for a cou­ple of hours up to a day. Even the very next stamp will look dif­fer­ent from the one before. The first swiss chard stamp starts as a per­fect rose, the sec­ond is still inter­est­ing, but not that great—it’s nature after all.

What to do with that left­over swiss chard? I chop it up, cook it for 15 min­utes in salted water, then mix it with cream, salt and pep­per, and raf­fled cheese. Put it in the oven for 20 min­utes. Yum!

How To Fold An Origami Box

DIY Fruit & Veggie Stamped Origami Boxes

Now that you have fruit and veg­gie stamped paper, it’s time to make some cards, envelopes, and origami “masu” boxes. To make the envelopes, see the “How To Fold An Origami Enve­lope” sec­tion of my DIY Sta­tionery for Valentine’s Day post. I’ll show you how to make the boxes below.

DIY Origami Box

We’ll start by mak­ing the lid for the box, which is just slightly big­ger than the bot­tom box.

Cut the paper in a square. Then fold as shown above.

  1. Fold the paper twice in half and open up. Turn it over.
  2. Fold it twice diag­o­nally and open up again.
  3. Fold all 4 edges to the middle.
  4. Fold the 2 sides to the mid­dle and open up again.
  5. Fold the other 2 sides to the mid­dle and open up again.
  6. Open up two edges and bring the folds to the mid­dle line (this is the tricky part).
  7. Bring the two edges to the middle.
  8. Your origami box top is ready!

To make a bot­tom box, cut your square paper just a lit­tle bit smaller than the one you used for the lid. Fold it the same way, except in step 4, fold the two sides half way to the middle.

DIY Fruit & Veggie Stamped Origami Boxes

Happy stamp­ing!