Here are the instructions on how to fold a cube shaped origami gift box with a hinged lid using two sheets of paper. No glue is required for this hinged origami box.
In this tutorial I also show one simple way you can keep these boxes closed using some thread and beads. You could also use ribbon, magnets or some other method!
I hope you enjoy making these pretty origami boxes. The paper I’ve used is standard weight (about 80gsm) printer paper. You could use thicker paper, but I wouldn’t recommend using very thin paper.
This hinged origami box is similar to a few other origami boxes I’ve previously posted. These include the origami flip top box (1 sheet), the pencil box & pill box, the origami treasure chest box (custom size version), the double hinged box and the origami ring box.
Design: © Paper Kawaii
You will need:
▸ 2 sheets of 1:2 paper (half a square)
(simply cut a square sheet in half. Or measure your paper so that the longest edge is double the length of the smaller end.
Paper size example: 14.8 x 29.7 cm (cut from A4 paper).
Final model size: 5.2 x 5.2 x 5.2 cm.
Check out my paper recommendations for more information on where I get my paper and also ideas and money saving tips.