How to make origami boxes

 

 

There are all kinds and sizes of origami boxes that you can make from a square paper. These boxes are not just for watching but you can practically use them for storing something.

 

 

 

 

 

Simple Round

Origami Box

simple round box
Level

Beginner

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This simple round paper box starts from 8x8 matrix base. It is very easy to make this round box. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.
 

Four Heart

Origami Box

four-heart 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.

 

Square Round

Origami Box

square round box
Level

Beginner

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This square round origami box starts from 12x12 matrix base. This box looks the square shape when it is seen from the side. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.
 

 

Medium Square

Origami Box

medium box of square

 

Level

Beginner

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This 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

Paper Box

closed oblong box
Level

Beginner

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This closed oblong paper 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 box of square

 

Level

Beginner

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

 

Flat Square

box

flat box of open-square
Level

Beginner

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This 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 box

 

trash box
Level

Beginner

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

Trash box II

 

trash box II
Level

Beginner

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

 

Closed Tall

box

closed tall box
Level

Beginner

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

Closed Tall

box II

closed tall box II
Level

Beginner

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This closed tall box II starts from 8x8 matrix base. It is a closed box with a simple pattern on the sides. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.

 

Butterfly

box

butterfly box
Level

Beginner / Intermediate

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This box starts from 8x8 matrix base. One special folding technique that you need to know for this model is pocket-fold.

 

 

Rectangular box

rectangular box
Level

Beginner

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You can fold a rectangular shaped 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 box II

rectangular box
Level

Beginner

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The rectangular shaped 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 box III

rectangular box III
Level

Beginner

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This rectangular shaped 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.
 

 

Large Flat Rectangular box

large flat rectangular box
Level

Beginner

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This flat rectangular shaped 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 box

flat rectangular box
Level

Beginner

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The rectangular shaped 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 box II

flat rectangular box II
Level

Beginner

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This flat rectangular 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 box II

closed rectangular box
Level

Beginner

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This closed rectangular 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 box

box
Level

Beginner

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You can fold a rectangular shaped thin closed box here.
 

Small Square

box

closed box
Level

Beginner

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

 

 

Narrow Deep

box

narrow deep box
Level

Beginner

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

Long Rectangular box

long rectangular box
Level

Beginner

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

Wide Rectangular box

wide rectangular 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 box

wide and flat rectangular 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

Box of Square

closed flat box of square
Level

Beginner / Intermediate

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This 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.
 

4x1x1 box

 

4x1x1 box
Level

Beginner

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This box has a dimension ratio of length : width : height = 4 : 1 : 1. This 4x1x1 box starts from a 8x8 matrix base. You will learn to insert a flap into a pocket from this model.

 

Classical box

box
Level

Beginner

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

Oblong box

oblong box
Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This classical oblong 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 Box of Square

tall box of square

 

Level

Beginner

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

 

Large Square box

 

large box of square

 

Level

Beginner

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This 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 box of square 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 box Cover

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 box

closed rectangular 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 box

 

closed box
Level

Beginner

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

Closed box II

 

closed box II
Level

Beginner/ Intermediate

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

Closed box III

 

closed box III
Level

Beginner/ Intermediate

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

 

Closed box IV

 

closed box IV
Level

Beginner/ Intermediate

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

Origami Cube Boxes

 

 

Classical Origami Cube

 

6 pieces of paper

Classic origami cube

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This classical 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 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 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

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

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

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

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

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

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 Cube with Four Kites

 

 

origami cube with four kites

Level

Beginner

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This origami cube with four kites starts from 8x8 matrix base. One special folding technique that you need to learn from this model is squash-fold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star Boxes

 

 

Classic Star Box

classic origami box of star

 

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

 
 

Five-pointed Star Box

five-pointed cute origami box of star
Level

Intermediate

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Cute Star Box

 

four-pointed cute origami box of star
Level

Beginner

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Five-pointed

Cute Star Box

five-pointed cute origami box of star
Level

Intermediate

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Lovely Box of Star

 

four-pointed lovely origami box of star
Level

Intermediate

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Five-pointed

Lovely Box of Star

five-pointed lovely origami box of star
Level

Intermediate

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Closed box of star

closed origami box of star
Level

Intermediate

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Cross box

 

cross box
Level

Beginner

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