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! ?

If you’d like me to make a diagram of this, please let me know in the comments. I made a diagram for this, it’s available to buy in my shop as a downloadable PDF for $1 here.

Design: © Paper Kawaii Copyright Information
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!