Make a useful DIY origami desk organiser with 10 origami boxes, no glue required. Use these nested origami boxes for stationary, makeup or jewellery!

I hope you like making this origami desk organiser. No glue is needed (but you can re-inforce it with glue if you want obviously). I also cut out little squares to go into the front boxes to finish off.

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.

Please leave a comment if you enjoyed this tutorial, let me know what kind of origami or paper craft tutorial you’d like to see!

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.

Design: Paper Kawaii (except for the + dividermasu boxes & envelope box) (X shaped divider tutorial coming soon).
Level: ★★★☆☆

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

Other sizes:

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.

Please ask in the comments if you want a specific size. Or you can work it out:
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.

*Some stationary items are borrowed from my daughter! 😆💗Not the frog though, that’s my favourite sharpener.

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