Learn how to make a pretty origami heart box. This origami box has a concealed lid, it would make the perfect gift box at Valentines or birthdays for a loved one.
Please follow the video instructions below. This model works best with thicker paper, but will still work nicely with regular weight paper.
Designer: Akiko Yamanashi has a very similar design.
You will need:
2 sheets of square paper.
Ruler + Pencil.
I am using 21 x 21 thin paper.
The small pink box was made with 10.5 x 10.5 cm and the first markings were 1.5 cm.
The medium sized one with mint and pink pattern was made from 15 x 15 cm and the first marks were at 2.5 cm.
I love this heart box! Your video is great and I was successful. I would make one suggestion – please use paper with a white side and a colored side – just makes it easier to follow. Thank you so much.
IT LOOKS SO COOL!!!! AND YET So hard…..
Hi,i have paper that is 14×14 cm so what is the first fold measure going to be in cm ? i have tried and tried without making the heart box looking good becouse i dont do the right measure
It is 0.1666…. of the total length. So for a 14 cm square you would use
14 x 0.1666 = 2.3324
If I use a paper 11.7 cm and the first marking were how long?
The markings are 1/6 of the full width of the paper, so 1.95 cm (you could round up to 2 cm so that you don’t have to deal with half-millimetres).
muy linda caja y no es tan difícil, tuve que ver el video mas de una vez pero esta bien, queda muy bien armada, gracias por compartir
this is so hard
Hi! Really enjoyed your work, but was wondering if i could ask for the margin size for a 45×45 cm paper? 50cmx50cm?
For 12″ paper, should I use 5 cm as the mark? For the ~6″ paper you answered 2.5 cm so I am doubling
Hey Chrissy! I’m using 20 cm square paper, do you have any recommendations on where I should make the first marks? Thanks in advance, and keep up the great work!
3.5 cm like mine should be fine <3
akiko yamanashi is a famous origami artist.she published many original works and diagrams in letterzin of origami associations and societies.(she is a member of some associations and societies)This box is confusingly similar to her design.
Hi there, I have mentioned Akiko Yamanashi in my post, however I do not have access to her books or diagrams. I do not mean her any disrespect by posting this tutorial, I came up with this box on my own, and not through learning her design. And even though the design is apparently similar, it cannot be exactly the same.
You’re probably better than most teachers, Chrissy. Because you make difficult origami seem easy.
Just because the box may seem ‘similar’, does not mean that it is an exact copy. In fact, Chrissy’s design of the Origami Heart Box wasn’t even merely inspired by Akiko Yamanashi. At least Chrissy mentioned that Akiko Yamanashi’s Heart Box was very similiar, some people don’t even have the kindness to do that nowadays. I’m sorry if this reply may seem a little harsh but it is the basic truth. And Chrissy makes a good point, just because Akiko Yamanashi is a member of associations and societies, does not mean that she is the only person with ‘the right’ to teacher other people how to make things.~ Elisa.
im using 10.5 can u help me
what do you need help with? If it’s the marks at the start, try 1.5cm 🙂
I’m using 5.9 inch square. Can you help me?
mark at 2.5 cm 🙂
This looks really pretty <3