Here are 9 free printable origami gem boxes, they are a bit like pre creases, they’re pretty easy to fold and can be printed on plain old white printer paper.
I love how it looks like a crystal, would make perfect gift boxes and product packaging for jewellery shops.
Don’t have a printer or want to use your own paper, you can learn this model with regular origami paper by following this tutorial instead (includes a diagram).
To cut these out you could use scissors, but to get a perfect square, use a knife and cutting board, or my favourite is a safety paper trimmer.
The colours that your printer produces may be brighter or more subdued, to see what your printer will produce, you can print out the test sheet to save on ink, there is a link to download it with the rest of the PDFs.
As requested, I have added a black line version which is useful for those with limited printer ink. You can also print it on to your own colour or patterned paper.
Design: ©Paper Kawaii
You will need:
- Square paper (printable paper below)
- Optional: Glue.
Download the free origami gem papers below:
PDF FILES: (Please click to view or right click save as on the ones you want)
Colour Test Dark Blue Light Blue Dark Green Light Green Purple Pink Corral Orange Yellow White (to print on your own coloured paper)
PNG FILES: (Please right click the image and ‘save as’ on the ones you want)
Hi! These are so good. Can you have a turquoise one too?
Can’t you have red for rubies as your tenth color
Really like your tutorials I need some of the gem boxes but that looks too hard for me thanks
This is just the best! + alpacasso
OMG I love these!!! I am doing a Superman Wedding theme and was looking for diamond boxes for favors. I asked my niece who loves doing Origami to help me make them. I love homemade ideas. Great video. Thank you!!! I will come back and show you the results.
Wow that sounds so cool! 😀
Thank you for the PDF. Also thank you for the formula, helped me a lot. I love your model. I am very keen on to use the Minc foil on paper. So i made a PDF for people that would like to test it. Here is the result. I made it in six different foils. Look at the picture.
Wow that is so cool! What is this minc foil?
Wow back. But your model gave me the idea. 🙂
Basically, it is a technique where you place a colored film on top of your laser printing. You then run the printing and foil together through a laminating machine. You pull the foil and left on it that you printed become the film of your choice.
Read more at
or just use Google.
I will send you more information.
Hi love this! I am ready to print this and try it to make little boxes as party favors. I just need a little help. I would like to use my own paper with white lines. If I am using my own colored paper (pink) which one do I use to make the box with white lines? I can not change the grayscale of the lines when I open the pdf. Is there another way? Thank you so much
Hi! I didn’t know you could print in white ink? 🙂
How can I get a printable one that is 8×8 inches for the big paper and then the small paper 3/4 that… I do not like to do it without the printable it is not as neat… but I need bigger gem
Hi, I’m not too sure what you’re asking, if you need to make it bigger, you’d have to us the other tutorial, and use bigger paper.. http://wp.me/p1dsuj-1uP
One of the papers need to to be 3/4 the size of the other, you can work it out by this sum:
Say your bigger paper is 21 cm wide:
21 ÷ 4 = 5.25
5.25 x 3 = 15.75
Which would mean your smaller paper would be 15.75cm
Is there anyway you can make a printable version not on a pdf file
I have added some png files for you, they are now under the pdf links 🙂
I cant find the printable sheets
the downloads are under the video 🙂
Where did you get the paper with white lines?
Hi! You can download the free papers with the lines and print them out, below the video there is a box which has ‘Share this post to download the free files’. Hope that helps 🙂
hi,this is beautiful!!
i’ve watch all of your video its soo awsome!!
Thank you! ???
Hello, may i know what size origami papers should I get? Seems like one is smaller and another is bigger. I would like to print it on pre-patterned origami paper 🙂
Hi! You could download the ‘white’ version which just has black lines, you can then get some patterned or colour paper, but it would have to be A4 or letter sized paper to fit your printer, you could print it on the back, or on the front. Otherwise check out the tutorial on how to make it without the template on any paper you like, the sizes are listed 🙂 https://www.paperkawaii.com/2015/05/26/origami-gem-box-lid-tutorial-diagram/
Thanks Chrissy, got it!
Hi, THIS IS SO PRETTY!! thanks so much <3 i was wondering if i could get a version with white lines because i want to use coloured paper 🙂 thanksss
Hi! Thanks for your lovely comment!! I didn’t know that there was any printers that printed white ink? Please let me know if there is, I will make a white version, otherwise, there is a ‘white’ version which has black lines, to print onto coloured paper 🙂
it seems one can, with CMYW printers. not sure how much they are worth. but CMYK printers aren’t able to print white.
where is the printable??
Please share the post to download the free printables, they are under the video 🙂
where do you find it?!
In the post above, just under the video, there is a share box, if you can’t share, press the X button.. 🙂 I would appreciate it if people can share, these are free.
Hi, it looks awesome I will try it soon, but just one quick suggestion, maybe it could be useful if there will be for downloading with white background and little gray lines to be able to save ink and just print lines on colour paper
Hi Marko, thanks so much for your suggestion, I have added a ‘white’ version, such a great idea, why didn’t I think of that haha 😀
yes, I have to thank you both! Thank you so much! Black on white is what I love when it comes to gem box! hehehe. thank you so much! can’t wait to make some 😀