Mini Origami Book Tutorial

Mini Origami Book Tutorial | #origami #paperkawaii #diy #paperfolding #cute #kawaii

A few people have requested a tutorial on the mini origami book that I posted about a few months ago.

Here is my new video tutorial for the books, it is a little simpler, but if you prefer a photo tutorial, keep scrolling Mini Origami Book Tutorial | #origami #paperkawaii #diy #paperfolding #cute #kawaii

Mini Origami Book Tutorial | #origami #paperkawaii #diy #paperfolding #cute #kawaii

To view the tutorial, click on the first image, it should enlarge. You can use the arrows on the left to navigate. To exit the image, click on the white space around the images.

I used 6×6 inch paper to start with.

Mini Origami Book Tutorial | #origami #paperkawaii #diy #paperfolding #cute #kawaii

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Hi! I'm Chrissy and I run this website, I'm 28 and I live in Australia, with my husband and daughter. I've been blogging here since 2009 and I try to post about once a week, sometimes more, sometimes less. My day job is graphic designer & web developer. Other things about me: I love sci-fi series and films 👽, vampire themed dramas 👻, Japanese anime, Korean dramas and K-pop. I have 2 pet bunnies 🐰, my favourite food is strawberries 🍓, I'm vegan 💚 and love the beach 🌊. I also love painting with acrylics, needle felting 💕 and crocheting cute amigurumis. 🎨

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  • Beatrice

    Thank you so much! I love these books and have now made an uncountable amount. Your tutorial is very simple and easy to follow. Keep blogging and go further.

    Just a question: Do you happen to know how to a book lock on these mini books?
    Like in this picture:

    Thanks again. :)

    • Chrissy Pk

      You’re welcome! I’m glad they turned out well 😀

      You can add the lock by folding 1/4 of the square paper you used for the cover into a thin strip. cut some off for the ‘lock’ the other bit will need to be glued from the inside back cover, the ‘lock’ bit will need to be added to the front cover by cutting 2 slits into the cover and then looping it through and glueing on the back (of the front cover). Hope that helps!

      X Chrissy

  • Molly

    Hi, I’m very new to blogging, so I’m doing a sort of practice blog where I try out DIY crafting tutorials and post my results.

    For my very first post I tried out this tutorial! It was a lot of fun and your video was super easy to follow. I have literally zero followers as of right now and I don’t know if I’ll ever get very many, but I still wanted to let you know that my review of this tutorial is out there. If you aren’t comfortable with me using your tutorial for my little blogging project, just let me know. I’ll be more than happy to try something else!

    Thanks so much. I really enjoy this whole website :), here’s a link to my blog so that you can see it:

    • Chrissy Pk

      Wow, thats a great review, I am pleased that it turned out so well! And I am of course happy for you to use the images, I will share your post on some of my social accounts ☺
      Your blogging idea is great too, a lot of bloggers do this, for example, How about Orange did that too (with the same tutorial!). It is a great way for people to see some ‘Real’ results instead of shiny examples us tutorial makers post 😀 All the best and good luck with the blog! x Chrissy

      • Molly

        Thank you for looking at it and sharing! I’m glad that you liked it :)

  • brittany

    What size of paper did u use for the little red book???

    • PaperKawaii – Chrissy

      I think I started with A5 paper then cut it in half. You can make taller books by tryout out different sizes of paper. 😀

      • brittany

        How many pieces of paper did you use???

        • PaperKawaii – Chrissy

          It could have been 7 or 9. Sorry to be vague it was 3 years ago! :)

          • brittany

            Sorry for asking so many questions I like miniatures

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  • Ariel

    ♥ Great Tutorial! Can’t wait to try. Thanks! ♥

  • Origami

    very nice i will make

  • poopsy.

    Sure you will. -.-

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  • dina

    its great. I already made one! I’m gonna make another one! Thank you so much!

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  • Duct Tape Doodler

    So pretty! I need to try this right now! Thank you for sharing!

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  • Rhiannon

    Wow! Those are cute little books!

  • Martha

    Thank you…THANK YOU…for this FABULOUS tutorial!
    I love the step-by-step photos & the instructions for each photo.
    Your time spent on this is GREATLY appreciated!

    • Elaine

      I love these too!! I’m making them to use for a boardgame…

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  • Ellen

    In case you’re worried that the cover paper will rip where you cut the two darts … I cover the plain, hidden side of my cover papers in sticky plastic backing, or, when I think that this will decrease the sharpness of my creases, i use sticky tape on the back where I know the point of the darts for the spine go. Works great!

    • PaperKawaii – Chrissy

      Thanks for this tip! I will totally try it :)

  • Ermenegilda Nocciolina Sperandio

    Awwww :3 I want to try it today ! The tutorial is perfect thank you :)


  • Katy

    Omg this is so cool!

  • Elaine

    Hi, when i click on the image nothing happens. I’ve do the Origami books but i think i would like these better.

    • PaperKawaii – Chrissy

      Hi Elaine, I have checked the images, there was a problem, please try again if you like. Due to the number of images, please wait a while, maybe it is just taking a while.

      • Elaine

        Thank you for replying….i’ll try again

  • cj

    Thanks so much for the detailed tutorial! I just made a tiny book for my niece, and will definitely be making some more. :)

  • Chen Rammy Tan

    Could You Make Video? I can’t make it by using Pictures….
    It’s Okay If You Can’t

  • Silver

    Love those. I tried the original origami ones and they didn’t turn out so well. And what size sheets did you use for the bigger ones ?
    It would be so great if you give us a tutorial of a tiny bookcase, too. Thanks for the great idea. :)

  • Macky

    my girlfriend will love this :) Must make a bunch of it 😀 thanks :)

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  • MorganNiles

    Made my first one. Messed up on the cover but I know the more I try the better I will get. :) thanks for the tutorial! I see more book making in my future…

  • katyannebc

    Not much of a tutorial. How do you make and attach the cover? What holds it all together? Tape, glue, staples?? I am sure that these instructions were  helpful to those who already know the origami basics but for me it was next to useless… I think these books would make great Christmas gifts but as of now I couldn’t make them if I tried. Could you post something with a little bit more specificity, please?

  • http://http tauni

    cool 😀

  • KawaiiBear3

    i made some 😀

  • Garmi

    Great tutorial, thanks! I should try out the clasp ones too. You’re right about it being addictive, I just made two for a friend as I was looking for a birthday gift that would fit in a normal envelope, and counting the ones I’ll keep, I’ve made 5! I did make one previously where you make the whole book out of one piece of paper, but this one is nicer since it has it’s own cover! I’d love a bookcase too, I’ll start looking for some little boxes that would look good XD

  • Mirna

    I got it! It took me a while, because i’m not the best at folding, but i made it! Thanks for this amazing tutorial;I’ve only made one so far but there are plenty more to come :) Also, i was wondering if you could post a tutorial on how to make a bookcase for all the little books ?


  • Mirna

    Aw man i can’t do it! My folding is all over the place, not neat at all. But i have to keep trying because these are adorable ! *-*

    • PaperKawaii – Chrissy

      Hi Mirna, yes if you get the folds precise to begin with, it will turn out better!, Good luck :-)


      • Mirna

        Thanks :) By the way, i love your site. I now have a new hobby ;D

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  • Rafa

    Awh man D’:
    Could you try
    Sorry Im disturbing D:

  • mimi or mathilde

    I already made one! I’m gonna make another one! Thank you so much!

    • PaperKawaii

      You’re welcome! xxx

  • Rafa


    I mean.. Pages are hidden beneath each other..

    Thank you so much for replying. ♥

  • Sarah M

    This is so great, thanks so much!!!

    I’ve made 2 so far, I’v nearly got the hang of it!!!

  • Rafa

    Hey! Thank you so much. ♥ I love all the PDF files you post :’D
    But some of them scramble when I download it =3=’ Do you know why? :c
    Anyway, you should keep on posting more origami ^ _ ^ ! PLEASE! hihi. ♥
    Could you also post some crochet? ^ – ^ ♥

    • PaperKawaii

      Your welcome, Rafa.

      When you say “Scramble” what exactly happens?

      I love crochet, and have a few pdf books, but this site is paper only!


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