Origami Flip Top Box Instructions

Origami Flip Top Box Instructions via @paper_kawaii
Origami Flip Top Box Instructions via @paper_kawaii

Learn how to make a cool origami flip top box – similar to a cigarette box, you could store cards and other stuff like crayons, pocky or candy in this box.

This is a more advanced origami model, but with some patience, you should be able to do it! ?

I’ve made a diagram for this, it’s available to buy in my shop as a downloadable PDF for $1 here.

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Level: ★★★★☆

You will need:

  • 1 sheet of Square paper (thickness: can be thin or thick)
  • Glue (if you want)

Large size: (the blue + purple boxes)
29.7 x 29.7 cm (A3)
Finished size: 8 x 8 x 2.8 cm

Smaller Size: (the pink and patterned boxes)
20 x 20 cm
Finished size: 5.4 x 5.4 x 2 cm

The strawberry patterned on was 30 x 30 cm (ish)

Make sure to watch the ending of the video if you had any trouble with the hinge.. Use big paper that’s at least 20 x 20 cm or larger. Thick paper is better but not a requirement.

If your lid springs open and refuses to stay shut, the folds may need to be adjusted. You can also fill the box, close it and sandwich it in between books on a shelf. After a day or so, the box will probably be better at staying shut.

More hinged origami boxes:

Origami Flip Top Box Instructions via @paper_kawaii

Hinged Gift Box

A beautiful hinged origami box! It’s made using two sheets of paper. This origami gift box is perfect for many different kinds of presents, or store things in them. Diagram available.

Origami Flip Top Box Instructions via @paper_kawaii

Hinged Case Box

Learn how to make an origami hinged box with one sheet of paper. This useful origami box is great to store jewellery, makeup & other small items.

Origami Flip Top Box Instructions via @paper_kawaii

Modular Hinged Box

Learn how to make a modular origami hinged box, using 3 pieces of square paper, follow along with a video tutorial. Makes a perfect gift box for jewellery!

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Stardust
Stardust
1 year ago

I tried doing this box a couple of times before a couple of years ago, but I didnt have a good size of paper, just last night I decided to try this box again, and everything made sense! thank you for making such amazing and helpful videos! it really helps me to build up my origami skills and help me for future origami tutorials, thank you

Fleur
Fleur
2 years ago

Question: I was thinking about using this design to make a case for a set of playing cards I was gifted. (They have personal pictures pasted on to each one, so they’re a thicker-than-normal deck) Would that be a good idea or should I try a different box design? What would be my best bet for scaling to the size I need without the size becoming cumbersome? No matter what I adore this design.

Bryan Larner
Bryan Larner
4 years ago

I will mail you a $ order for the $2 for written diagrams of “Flip-Top Box”, but I need to know who, where.

jonathan
jonathan
4 years ago

pls make diagram that i dont have to buy

Fig
Fig
5 years ago

Hey there! I really liked your tutorial but i want to fit pens of approx. 8.5 cm length. What should i do?

Margaux
Margaux
5 years ago

This is such a great and cute box! One folding part was hard, but with perseverance and watching the videos many many times I managed and I am very happy with it!?☺️

Claireo
Claireo
5 years ago

Hi, A diagram would be great. The video is hypnotic but a diagram can be so useful! Thanks for sharing this!

Mari
Mari
5 years ago

I Gave up

andre
andre
5 years ago

diagrams please!

Catrina
Catrina
5 years ago

Curious… Was there ever a diagram made for this? Oh, I hope so! Please let me know if there is, or if one is going to happen 🙂

Denise
Denise
6 years ago

Loved thuis post! But do have to admit it’s reallt hard to fold thuis one! 🙂 however, I also live the music in this video. Could please let me know who which album this is? Thanks!!

Angel
Angel
6 years ago

Please do a diagram if this ty

meep
meep
6 years ago

have you made a diagram of this? i would love one! the hinge part is totally difficult.

gine
gine
6 years ago

this is awesome!!!!! but I really can get the part of the flip-top (from about minute 13.36).. I will try again and let you know! Thank you very much for your videos!

Shruti
Shruti
6 years ago

Hii pls make its diagram ..i really want to try it..

Bianca Azzahra
Bianca Azzahra
6 years ago

14:06 it’s freaking me out. its sooo hard. i made one because my friend helped me (LOL). i want to make another moree, but THAT PART really killed my origami papers, i just keep asking help for my friend for dat part (LEL).

Jody Pratt
Jody Pratt
7 years ago

Diagrams plzzz!!!

DMSTinMO .
DMSTinMO .
7 years ago

I would love to see diagrams for this model! What a neat box!

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