A cute and useful origami blizzard book, follow a step by step tutorial video for this pretty project, perfect for a gift and practical too.
This book is perfect for a gift, you could even make one bigger by doubling the measurements. You could have more pages, either use longer paper, or stick them together.
Designer: Hedi Kyle
You will need:
Tools I used: Ruler, knife, cutting board, glue, blunt knife (all for the cover).
Spine: 1 x A4 paper (21 x 29.7cm), I used construction paper (makes two spines)
Pages: 3 strips of 6.8 x 42cm (Cut from A3 paper 42 cm x 29.7cm)
Cover: For snug fit: 2 squares of 9cm x 9cm card Or for slightly overlapping use 9.5 x 9.5cm
If you have really thick card just cut whatever you want.
There are plenty of ways to close the book, use ribbon, twine, string etc, you could stick two ribbons on each cover and have a cute bow to close it.
Finished book size: 7cm x 7cm 🙂
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can you do this with letter size paper instead of a3?
yes that would work fine 🙂
I really thank you so much for being so generous… I’ve been looking for this kind of tutorial since 5 years ago or so. Your instructions are so clear and so easy to follow.
I’m From Mexico, on the other corner of the world!]
I’ll enjoy making this blizzard book.
Patience & precision
Wow…?? it’s very lovely and cute. Will be trying one. Hope it’ll work out.?
This book is soo lovely i really want to try it but i dont have a3 paper, how to do it with a shorter paper then?
(Sorry my english)
Hi! There are lots of ways to make the pages for the book, use A4 paper (printer paper) or any paper, measure the paper to be the same height as the book spine and fold in the same way, perhaps only fold once or twice, you will get a different shape, hope that helps 🙂
hi! is beautiful! how can i make one size A4 or bigger? can you help me with that?
A4? That would need really really big paper to start with, this may not be the best book binding method for anything larger than 10 x 10 cm. What you could do is find the largest paper you can and make the spine from that, from there you could add pages one at a time.. hope that makes sense! 🙂
thanks! 😉 i might look for other option this time, is for a photo album and i would like to use a nice heavy paper… thanks again!
It’s beautiful but I have difficulties making it. I have A3 paper, but to cut them into strips is hard for me, I don’t have the tool you use to cut them. ;[
Hi Camilla, sorry about that! You can maybe find a paper trimmer like that in craft sections of big shops like kmart or walmart, Im not too sure, if not then maybe try my other mini book. here : mini-modular-origami-book-video-tutorial 🙂
I love the cute little bunny at the end. Maybe create a scan for it and share it? Please! Its way to cute. ;[
I can wait to give these books a try they are so cute
Oh it’s soo cute! I did this for my Japanese school project and I’m watching the vid again so I could do one for my geography project! (For this one, I used 4 A2 sheets of paper.. :))
I love the Origami Blizzard Book! It’s so fun and you made the tutorial really clear. Thank you! Where did you get that cute little picture of the bunny? It’s so adorable.
Thanks Larisa! Your name is so pretty!
The bunny is a little square of Japanese origami paper I had 🙂
I hope your book turned out will 😀
Hi there i like it so much but i find it hard to follow .
can you please give me the step by step of this?
Loved the little blizzard book. Thank you for always posting such great origami videos! You’re so very talented and very patient in making the videos so that we can learn to make fun and cute projects. Love this website!
Perfeito!! Lindo!! Vou fazer muitos destes!! Obrigada!!
The model is lovely, and you’re so talented! Keep up the good work! I was wondering if you’ve seen the blizzard book with the “envelope”-like cover, and have any idea as to how to re-create that? Thanks for the help, I love this website!!
Hi Mimi, thanks for the lovely comment I really appreciate it 🙂
Is this what you mean?
Who created this model?
The original blizzard book model was created by Hedi Kyle I think. I don’t know for sure as I only know the one I have made uses the same folding technique for the spine.
Oh yay! Your back! I will have to try this model! I will post a video link to this one tutorial I hope you can maybe recreate because it is a little sketchy. Ttyl 😛
wow so cute :-0