origami chest of drawers

Learn how to make a cute and useful origami chest of drawers, you can make as many as you like and they will slot together. These actually make a great gift boxes if you have more than one thing to give! This is an improvement on the last origami drawers that I posted a few years back.

Make some to keep jewellery, stationary and other items that need organising, I’m using mine to keep crystals in.

The previous pull out drawers end up pretty small compared to the paper you start with, with these ones you get a bigger result.

Also there are two different ways to finish off the handles of the drawers, both of which are nicer than the old ones too 🙃

I have made an effort to make these origami chest of drawers cleaner and finish the handles off better and although you may want to add glue to keep them sturdy, they are nicely finished I think 😁

The tutorial is in 2 parts because my internet connection wouldn’t allow me to upload one big file, and it’s taken a few attempts to upload these – please let me know how you get on in the comments, or tag me #paperkawaii on instagram if you make some!

Design: PaperKawaii

Level: ★★★☆☆

Part 1 – Shelves

Part 2 – Drawers


You will need:

– 2 or more sheets of square paper
I used 15 x 15 cm

Use thicker paper for best result.

(If you’re using really thick paper, you may need to trim of about 0.5cm off from the paper used for the inner drawers.)

– Bit of glue

Final size: using 15 x 15 cm each drawer will be 5.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm
using 21 x 21 cm, each drawer is 7.5 x 7.5 x 4 cm

Check out my paper recommendations for more information on where I get my paper and also ideas and money saving tips.

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