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’m not sure why I have made 9 and not 10 different colours, just turned out that way, I decided on white lines instead of black, if you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen some of the tests I made.
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, which you can buy here.
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 onto colour paper.
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)
PNG FILES: (Please right click the image and ‘save as’ on the ones you want)
It only took about half an hour to fold the last 5 boxes for these photos, at top speed I admit… there was much paper rustling.