This is a tutorial on how to make a custom size hinged origami box, perfect to keep a deck of cards, business cards, etc. You can also use this as a gift box for a specific sized present. You’ll need 1 sheet of paper for this box, no glue is required.
Making this hinged origami box does require you to measure your item and do a tiny bit of multiplication, it’s easy. Pause the video and you will be able to follow along.
If you have trouble with the hinge of the box, it’s shown at the end of the video again. A tip: if you’re making multiple boxes of the same size and want to save some time and effort. You can make one and then unfold it, and then use it as a template for where the folds need to be.
If you don’t have a particular size you want to make the box, click here to view the non measuring version. That one uses a slightly simpler and updated method, start with that one if you have problems. I’ve also made a diagram (link below) which also includes instructions for customising the ratio and size of the box at the end.
Custom Size Hinged Origami Box
Hinged Origami Box Diagram
This origami diagram is in high quality PDF format.
Design: © Paper Kawaii Copyright Information
You will need:
▸ 1 sheet of rectangular paper
▸ ruler, pencil
▸ a paper cutting tool
Paper size example: A4 or letter paper
If your paper is thick like mine, you may want to trim a little at the end (shown in video). But for example the music sheet paper did not require it.
This box is great to make with thin card, use a scoring tool and ruler. And make sure to add 5mm onto the measurement at 5:59.
After measuring your item and doing the (tiny) math, you will know if your paper is too small. If that’s the case, you can use A3 paper or some other larger paper.
You can check out my personal favourite origami papers, paper craft tools and more on my Amazon.com store.
A sheet of music paper was sacrificed to make this playing card box. Because it’s a snug fit, the box is not flimsy. I’ve been using these boxes for years now, still looking great.
We all have that deck of cards in a mangled box, right? This one is now retired.
The blue and white stripes box underneath is made of thick paper with a nice shiny surface If using thick paper or card, it’s best to score the paper first instead of trying to fold it.