The art of origami is not only about flowers and animal figures. Thanks to this technique we can create more functional things, such as Origami Boxes. These boxes, created with your own hands from paper, can be used to store small things, decorate the desktop, or gift wrapping. The choice is up to you!
Below you will find step-by-step instructions for making all kinds of boxes in the technique of origami. Many of them are extremely simple, so you can make them with your kids. Others will take more time and skills, but the result will be a very pleasant surprise.
In this category, we have gathered the diagrams of not only simple square boxes with and without the lids, but also baskets, and even tote bags. Everything you might need for fancy storage.
For a model with a lid, you will need two square sheets of paper. It is recommended to make large boxes from cardboard, otherwise, they will quickly lose their shape. One of the squares should be 0.5 cm smaller so that the lid easily sits on the base
In a few minutes, using only improvised means: remnants of dense wallpaper, kraft packaging, old newspapers, or simple printer paper, you can provide yourself with convenient organizers for stationery or letters. Also note, that each of the diagrams below you can adapt for your needs, taking a larger piece of paper for a larger sized box.
So be creative, experiment with colors and textures, and you can create completely unique products that will delight you and your loved ones.
How to make a box in origami?
To make a box in origami technique you will need a sheet of origami paper of the desired color and a little bit of your time. Normally all the instructions are based on the 15×15 cm sheets, but you can always take a larger size of the paper, then you will get a larger box in the end.