Origami Gem Box & Lid Tutorial & Diagram

Origami Gem Box & Lid Tutorial & Diagram via @paper_kawaii

I have been fussing around with this origami box for ages, finally made the tutorial and also a diagram this time, hope you like it!

This origami gem box would make a super cute gift box for jewellery!

This diamond box model is my own design, after seeing a kind-of gem shaped box on youtube, I was determined to make one, it is really just a masu box, with a chunk missing.

The lid is the same design, but a bit simpler.. attaching it with the ‘hinge’ requires glue.

The pink patterned paper is available as free printable origami paper here.

UPDATE Nov 2017: I remade the tutorial here (doesn’t include the hinge)

Design: © Paper Kawaii
Level:
★★★☆☆

Download the diagram:

Click here to view the diagram or right click and ‘save as’.

(please note: this diagram has been remade and will be included in an issue of my Learnigami ebooks.)

You will need:

2 square pieces of paper. Use any thickness you like!

1 is 3/4 the size of the other.

Say your bigger paper is 21 cm wide, the sum you can use is:
21 ÷ 4 = 5.25
5.25 x 3 = 15.75

Origami Gem Box & Lid Tutorial & Diagram via @paper_kawaii
Origami Gem Box & Lid Tutorial & Diagram via @paper_kawaii
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Hevn
Hevn
4 years ago

Um, if you are “no glue or else” person, how else would you attach the hinge?

Chrissy
Chrissy
4 years ago
Reply to  Hevn

Sorry I’m not sure! Please keep in mind that the ‘no glue or cutting’ rule is a relatively new idea, it’s called ‘pureland’ origami and was created by John Smith in 1970, and has no basis in traditional origami. 🙂

Gerardo
Gerardo
5 years ago

Hi. Awesome blog!

Hey, we designed pretty much the same model! That sometimes happens with basic ones like this variation of the masu box. I called it Diamond Masu Box. You’ll find mine HERE.

Cheers ; )

Chrissy - Paper Kawaii
Chrissy - Paper Kawaii
5 years ago
Reply to  Gerardo

Hi Gerado, thanks for letting me know, yours looks a little different inside, did you ever make a diagram? I’ve found you can also make a house shape and a gem shape like this by doing the same process on the bottom if that makes sense 🙂

Gerardo
Gerardo
5 years ago

I get what you mean with the gem and the house. Those are great ideas!

I also noticed the inner differences between our boxes. I make photo-diagrams but I haven’t made the ones of Diamond Masu Box. Some day ; )

Robin Vansal
Robin Vansal
6 years ago

Truly Kawaii! Chrissy 🙂
Yeah! You did an awesome job by deciding to blog this way. I love all about it- the origami, the kawaii-ness, and the little things that make it an outstanding creativity. I love the gem boxes, the flower ones, the triangles, and odd little shapes! I’ve also collected a few of ’em on pinterest:)
Till then,
Have a nice day!

Chloe Chia
Chloe Chia
6 years ago

I downloaded the diagram and folded it, and it was really nice! Thanks chrissy 🙂

Chrissy - Paper Kawaii
Chrissy - Paper Kawaii
6 years ago
Reply to  Chloe Chia

Awesome! I’m glad you like it! 😀

Chris Barharn
Chris Barharn
6 years ago

Wow – wonderful. But I cant find the diagram :'(

Chrissy - Paper Kawaii
Chrissy - Paper Kawaii
6 years ago
Reply to  Chris Barharn

Hi! Under the video, please share the post to download the files, this way, I can share things like this for free, if you have trouble please email me from the contact page, I can email it to you 🙂

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