Origami Chinese Thread Book Video Tutorial

Origami Chinese Thread Book Video Tutorial via @paper_kawaii
Origami Chinese Thread Book Video Tutorial via @paper_kawaii

Learn how to make a pretty and useful Origami Chinese Thread Book using 3 origami models. The ‘zhen xian bao’ are traditional thread storage books from south west China.

This project uses 3 origami models to create a storage book, glue is needed to put the models together into the cover, but glue is not used in the folding of the models. (Unless you want to make it sturdier)

Thank you Claire for inspiring me to make this tutorial, after seeing this blog post, here, I really wanted to make one, so thanks again! 😀

Design: Traditional (modifications) Copyright Information
Level: ★★★★☆ (More advanced as it will take about 30+ minutes to make, the twisting envelopes can be tricky but this project should be fine if you can fold a masu box, you should be able to make this!)

You will need:

For the Origami Chinese Thread Book:

  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Paper trimmer / knife /scissors

Inner boxes:

  • 3 sheets of 20 x 20 cm
    (2 of these need to be trimmed to 18.8 x 18.8 cm)

Twisting envelopes:

  • 2 sheets of A4/letter paper (any rectangular printer paper)
    These will be trimmed to 23.5 x 18.8 cm

Cover:

  • 1 sheet of 20 x 20 cm thicker paper
  • 1 sheet of 15 x 15 cm paper (for the inside)
  • Ribbon
  • Glue – I’m using a cool double sided tape dispenser.
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Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago

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fabiani
fabiani
5 years ago

gracias por enseñarnos hacer estas decoraciones en papel siguenos enseñando mas

Ann Henderson
Ann Henderson
5 years ago

Hi I have made your Chinese thread book really enjoyed doing it,do you have measurement worked out for larger one? I have been trying and not been very successful,

Michelle Tieu
Michelle Tieu
6 years ago

can u make this box using only 15 by 15 cm paper or less?

Chrissy - Paper Kawaii
Chrissy - Paper Kawaii
6 years ago
Reply to  Michelle Tieu

Which box? If you only have 15 x 15 your result will be very small, the dimensions you’d need are:
Twisting boxes: 2 sheets of 15 x 12 cm
Inner boxes: 3 sheets of 12 x 12 cm
Maybe 2 sheets of 15 x 15 for the cover and inner cover.
Hope that helps, but it’ll be really tiny..

Michelle Tieu
Michelle Tieu
6 years ago

thank you chrissy! this helps a lot

Camilla
Camilla
6 years ago

This is so cute. Oh Chrissy, if I had your talents – I’d never have to buy Birthday and Christmas Presents again.

Chrissy - Paper Kawaii
Chrissy - Paper Kawaii
6 years ago
Reply to  Camilla

Hi Camilla! Thanks for all your lovely and cute comments! ^_^ I really appreciate it! -_^ xxx

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