I thought I'd share a few easy bits of origami that can actually come in handy, especially around holidays but also for all kinds of daily occurrences. The first I'll tell you about is the box. I think it was one of the first items I learned to make, as a preschooler. The box can be used for quickie stashes of stuff, or made in a very beautiful way for presents and decorations, or created with thin cardboard for use in organizing.
Different types of paper and different sizes will result in all manner of boxes. But here's the gist of it:
In short, you fold a grid, cut the side slits open, fold up the sides and fold over the middles and there you have a neat little box.
In the meantime, here's a short video of how to fold one, if 2D instructions aren't your style.
And, tada, BOX!