Origami Accordion Box Tutorial – DIY Roll Up Box

Origami Accordion Box Tutorial - DIY Roll Up Box via @paper_kawaii
Origami Accordion Box Tutorial - DIY Roll Up Box via @paper_kawaii

Learn how to make a useful and cool origami accordion box – or roll up box. This origami gift box has 4 boxes which open up as you unwrap the box, or they can also be locked.

I think you’ll find it quite easy to make this roll up origami box, because it looks complicated but it’s not too tricky. 4 internal boxes are attached to a fifth sheet of paper to complete this gift box.  It’s quite different from the other origami accordion boxes out there.

Choose to keep the boxes open, or have them closed, and also you can give them a cool little handle which you can pull to open them, which would be great for a gift box.

Also, the individual boxes are great little gift boxes.

For finishing off the origami accordion box, there are so many ways you could make the outer wrap.. the way I have done it may not be the best. Alternatively, fabric could be used to make it as well.

This model is featured in one of my origami ebooks:

Origami Accordion Box Tutorial - DIY Roll Up Box via @paper_kawaii

LEARNIGAMI – Interlocking Origami Boxes E-book

Features over 20 origami diagrams. These origami boxes interlock, slot or fit together to become a larger piece. Each origami project is clearly diagrammed with annotations throughout.

Design: © Paper Kawaii Copyright Information
Level: ★★★☆☆

You will need:

▸ 5 square sheets of paper
▸ Glue (to attach the boxes to the outer wrap thing)

Suggested sizes: Box: 4 sheets of 15 x 15 cm | Outer sheet: 21 x 21 cm

Final size: 14 x 5.5 cm

Origami Accordion Box Tutorial - DIY Roll Up Box via @paper_kawaii
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Aquamarine
Aquamarine
11 months ago

do we have to make the four different kinds of boxes inside the roll up?

I love making
I love making
1 year ago

Mine. Didn’t work 😤😤😭😭

Jaime
Jaime
3 years ago

I am trying to make this rolled out boxes. But I can’t figure out how big the paper should be for making each individual box as big as 11cm x 8cm. Wonder if you can help me with this.

emeline
emeline
4 years ago

Hi I like it! ..But i have 1 question: it’s 15 cm or 17 cm for the box? On the video we can see 17 cm

Emeline GRONDIN
Emeline GRONDIN
4 years ago
Reply to  Chrissy

ohh ok thank you 🙂

Lea Brøgger Detlevsen
Lea Brøgger Detlevsen
4 years ago

Thank you for this tutorial! Here is the box I made today:comment image

Salma
Salma
4 years ago

OMG! So cool!! I love it!

Chrissy
Chrissy
4 years ago
Reply to  Salma

I’m glad you like it!

Peter @origami.me
Peter @origami.me
4 years ago

Very cool box design, I really like how it looks all rolled up.

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