How to make origami boxes

 

 

 

There are various size of origami boxes that you can make from a square paper. If you want, you can have a lid for the box you make. The origami box is very simple to make but the good part is you can actually make use of it.

 

Before working on these models, you need to know what valley-fold and mountain-fold are and then you should practice these folds with some simple origami models here.

 

 

 

 

 

Traditional Origami Box

origami box
Level

Beginner

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This origami box is a traditional origami box and it is based on "cushion base". It is very easy to make this box and you can put anything into it.
 

Traditional Oblong Origami Box

traditional oblong origami box
Level

Beginner

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This traditional oblong origami box is similar to easy origami house in the beginning stage of folding sequence. One special folding technique you need to apply is a squah-fold.
 

Tall Square Origami Box

tall square origami box

 

Level

Beginner

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This tall square origami box starts from a 4x4 matrix base. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.
 

 

Large Square Origami Box

large square origami box

 

Level

Beginner

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The large square origami box is easy to fold. The height of this box is exactly half of square width. So it is flatter than a cubic box. A maximum volume for a square box can be made when square width is 2/3 where the volume is 2/27 = 0.074. Since the square width for this box is 1/2 and the volume is 0.0625, it generates a reasonable volume size.
 

Large Square Origami Box Cover

origami box
Level

Beginner

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This cover is for the large square origami paper box.

 

You can use the same size of paper for this cover.

 

Closed Rectangular Origami Box

closed rectangular origami box
Level

Beginner

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This closed rectangular box starts from a 4 x 4 matrix box. The ratio among width, height, and length of the rectangle is 1:1:2 . One special folding technique involved with this model is inserting a flap into a pocket.
 

 

Closed Origami Box

 

 

closed origami box
Level

Beginner

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This origami box is very unique. If you need a box with no opening, this is the one for you.
 

Closed Origami Box II

 

 

closed origami box II
Level

Beginner/ Intermediate

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This origami box is very unique. If you need a box with no opening, this is the one for you.
 

Closed Origami Box III

 

 

closed origami box III
Level

Beginner/ Intermediate

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This origami box starts from 4x4 matrix base. One special folding technique that you need to know for this model is rabbit ear-fold.
 

 

Rectangular Origami Box

rectangular origami box
Level

Beginner

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You can fold a rectangular shaped open box here. The ratio between the width and the length of the rectangle is 1:2. This means that the area can be made out of two squares.
 

Rectangular Origami Box II

rectangular origami box
Level

Beginner

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The rectangular shaped open box is presented here. The ratio between the width and the length of the rectangle is 1:2. One special folding technique involved with this model is 90 degrees mountain-fold.
 

Rectangular Origami Box III

rectangular origami box III
Level

Beginner

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This rectangular shaped origami box can be opened or closed. It starts with 8x8 matrix base. One special folding technique you could learn from this box is inside reverse-fold.
 

 

Flat Square

Origami Box

flat open-square origami box
Level

Beginner

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This flat square origami box is a open model. A special folding technique that you need to apply for this model is a petal-fold. You need to apply this petal-fold to inside of the box not outside.
 

Trash Origami Box

 

trash origami box
Level

Beginner

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This trash origami box starts from a 8x8 matrix base. There is no special folding technique invloved with this model.
 

Trash Origami Box II

 

trash origami box II
Level

Beginner

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This trash origami box II starts from a 2x2 matrix base. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.
 

 

Large Flat Rectangular Origami Box

large flat rectangular origami box
Level

Beginner

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This flat rectangular shaped open box starts from 4x4 matrix base. The ratio among the width, the length, and the height of the rectangle is 4:6:1 . Two special folding techniques involved with this model are both 90 degrees mountain-fold and 90 degrees valley-fold.

 

Flat Rectangular Origami Box

flat rectangular origami box
Level

Beginner

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The rectangular shaped open box is presented here. The ratio among the width, the length, and the height of the rectangle is 2:4:1 . One special folding technique involved with this model is 90 degrees mountain-fold.
 

Flat Rectangular Origami Box II

flat rectangular origami box II
Level

Beginner

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This flat rectangular origami box II is very easy to fold. The ratio among the width, the length, and the height of the rectangle is 2:4:1 . One special folding technique involved with this model is Z-fold.
 

 

Closed Rectangular Origami Box II

closed rectangular origami box
Level

Beginner

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This closed rectangular origami box starts from a 4x4 matrix box base. One special folding technique you need to learn from this model is a chair-fold.
 

Closed Thin Rectangular Origami Box

origami box
Level

Beginner

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You can fold a rectangular shaped thin closed box here.
 

Small Square

Origami Box

closed origami box
Level

Beginner

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This origami box is a small sized square box. There is no special folding technique invloved with this model.

 

 

Medium Square Origami Box

medium square origami box

 

Level

Beginner

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This medium square origami box doesn't make use of any base. One special folding technique that you need to learn for this model is 30 degrees valley-fold.
 

Closed Oblong Origami Box

closed oblong origami box
Level

Beginner

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This closed oblong origami box starts from 8x8 matrix base. One special folding technique that you need to learn for this model is inserting a flap into another flap.
 

Tallest Square Origami Box

tallest square origami box

 

Level

Beginner

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This tallest square origami box starts from a 4x4 matrix base. One special folding technique you need to learn for this model is an inside reverse-fold.
 

 

Narrow Deep

Origami Box

narrow deep origami box
Level

Beginner

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This narrow deep origami box is a open box. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.
 

Long Rectangular Origami Box

long rectangular origami box
Level

Beginner

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This long rectangular origami box starts from a 8x8 matrix base. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.
 

Wide Rectangular Origami Box

wide rectangular origami box
Level

Beginner

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This wide rectangular box starts from a masked 16x16 matrix box. The ratio among height, width, and length of the rectangle is 1:2:3 . One special folding technique involved with this model is inserting a flap into a pocket.
 

 

Wide and Flat Rectangular Origami Box

wide and flat rectangular origami box
Level

Beginner

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This wide and flat rectangular box starts from a 6x8 matrix base. It is fairly easy to make one. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.

 

Closed Flat

Square Origami Box

 

closed flat square origami box
Level

Beginner / Intermediate

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This origami box starts from 3x3 matrix base. Two special folding techniques that you need to learn for this models are both Z-fold and inside reverse-fold.
 

Closed Tall

Origami Box

 

closed tall origami box
Level

Beginner

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This origami box is very unique. It is a tall origami box without an opening on the top.
 

 

 

 

Origami Heart Box

 

 

Four

Heart Origami Box

four-heart origami box

Level

Beginner

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This four-heart origami box starts with a 4x4 matrix base. One special folding technique involved with this model is inside reverse-fold.

 
   

 

 

 

 

 

Origami Cube Boxes

 

 

Traditional Origami Cube

 

6 pieces of paper

traditional origami cube

Level

Beginner

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This traditional origami cube can be made by putting six modules together. Here I used six typical origami paper with different color.
 

Origami Cube

 

 

2 pieces of paper

origami cube

Level

Beginner

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You will need two pieces of square paper to make this origami cube. There is no special folding technique involved in this model.
 

Simple Origami Cube

 

 

single paper

simple origami cube

Level

Beginner

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You will only need a single square paper to make this simple origami cube.

 

 

Origami Open Cube

 

 

single paper

origami open cube

Level

Beginner

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This origami open cube is a cube without the top so that you can put something in it.

 

Origami Open Cube II

 

 

single paper

origami open cube II

Level

Beginner

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This origami open cube II is a variation of origami open cube.

 

Lid for Origami Open Cube

 

 

lid for origami open cube

Level

Beginner

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This box lid for origami open cube is being used to cover the top of open cube.

 

 

Closed Origami Cube

 

 

origami closed cube

Level

Beginner

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You can make this closed origami cube with a various size by varying Δ which is shown in the instruction.

 

Closed Origami Cube II

 

 

origami closed cube II

Level

Beginner

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This closed origami cube starts from a 8x8 matrix base. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.

 

Closable

Origami Cube

 

origami closable cube

Level

Beginner

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This closable origami cube starts from a 8x8 matrix base. One special folding technique involved with this model is petal-fold.

 

 

Origami Cube with a Hinged Top

 

origami cube with a hinged top

Level

Beginner

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This origami cube with a hinged top starts from a 8x8 matrix base. One special folding technique that you will need for this model is applying both mountain-fold and rabbit ear-fold simultaneously.

 

Origami Open Cube III

 

 

 

origami open cube III

Level

Beginner

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This open origami cube III is different from other open origami cubes.

 

Closed Origami Cube III

 

 

origami closed cube III

Level

Intermediate

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This closed origami cube starts from a 8x8 matrix base. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.

 

 

Open Origami Cube with Pattern

 

 

open origami cube with pattern

Level

Beginner

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This open origami cube with pattern starts from 4x4 matrix base. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.

 

Closed Origami Cube IV

 

 

origami closed cube III

Level

Intermediate

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This closed origami cube starts from a 8x8 matrix base. One special folding technique that you will learn from this model is inside reverse-fold.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Origami Star Boxes

 

 

Classic Origami Star Box

classic origami star box

 

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This is the classical four-pointed star box.
 

Five-pointed

Origami Star Box

five-pointed cute origami star box
Level

Intermediate

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The origami star box is a five-pointed star version of classical origami star box.

 
 

 

Cute Origami Star Box

four-pointed cute origami star box
Level

Beginner

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The origami star box is similar to the classic star box but with smaller base and taller in height

 

Five-pointed

Cute Origami Star Box

five-pointed cute origami star box
Level

Intermediate

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The origami star box is a five-pointed star version of cute origami star box.

 
 

 

Lovely Origami Star Box

four-pointed lovely origami star box
Level

Intermediate

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This origami star box is a little more difficult to fold compared to other star boxes.

 

 

Five-pointed

Lovely Origami Star Box

five-pointed lovely origami star box
Level

Intermediate

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This origami star box is a little more difficult to fold compared to other star boxes.

 

 
 

 

Closed Origami Star Box

closed origami star box
Level

Intermediate

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This origami star box is a special one. The top has a four-pointed star shape and bottom has a square-shape which is closed. This is the reason why this box is called a closed star box.

 

Cross Origami Box

 

cross origami box
Level

Beginner

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This cross origami box does not make use of known base. One special folding technique you need to apply is cushion-fold.
 
 

 

 

 

 

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