Make a useful DIY origami desk organiser with 10 origami boxes, no glue required. Use these nested origami boxes for stationery, makeup or jewellery.
I hope you like making this origami desk organiser. No glue is needed (but you can reinforce it with glue if you want). I also cut out little squares to go into the front boxes to finish.
It took quite a long time to make these boxes fit together properly, and the video is longer than I’d like. I guess you’re learning 10 different boxes here. You can re-arrange the boxes however you like.
I recommend making this with thick paper if you have it. My paper is standard printer quality paper about 80GSM. It is ok but would not be sturdy enough to store heavy things. Thicker paper works better.
This model is featured in one of my origami ebooks:
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.
You will need:
Outer Tray: 2 sheets square paper (21 x 21 cm)
Inner Tray & Boxes: 4 sheets of square paper (21 x 21 cm)
Square Inner Box: 1 sheet of square paper (15 x 15 cm)
Smaller Square Boxes: 4 sheets of square paper (10 x 10 cm)
Final model size: 15 x 14.5 cm
US LETTER: 8.5 x 8.5 inches, 6 x 6 inches, 4 x 4 inches.
CUT FROM A3: 42 x 42 cm, 28 x 28 cm, 18.6 x 18.6 cm.
Large Craft Paper Books: 30 x 30 cm, 21.4 cm, 14.2 cm.
Work it out yourself: Take your largest sized square paper. Divide it by 1.4. That is your second size. Divide that by 1.5. That is your last size.
These brightly coloured ones are made with standard weight (60-80gsm) paper from a local shop, it’s like regular printer paper.
These sturdier ones are made from thick craft paper from one of those big books, it’s about 120 gsm, and reinforced with some glue here and there. I was going for a picnic theme here.
The front section is nice on it’s own as well, these would be good draw dividers.