Origami Hinged Box Video Tutorial

Origami Hinged Box Video Tutorial via @paper_kawaii
Origami Hinged Box Video Tutorial via @paper_kawaii

Learn how to make a modular origami hinged box with lids that open to the sides, this box would make a very neat wedding ring box.

Although this model requires a bit of measuring and marking thirds, it’s very simple when you’ve got the hang of it.

The best paper to use would be thicker paper like construction paper, thin card maybe, but not really thin origami paper.

Designer: paperkawaii
Level: ★★★☆☆

You will need:

· 3 sheets of square paper.
– 1 is 20 x 20cm
– 2 are 14 x 14cm
(This will make a box that is 5cm tall x 5cm wide x 5.5cm deep)
· A ruler & pencil (to measure and mark)
· Glue

Smaller size:
– 1 is 15 x 15cm
– 2 are 10.5 x 10.5cm
The gap to leave for the lid: 0.4cm
(This will make a box that is 3.5cm tall x 3.5cm wide x 4cm deep)

Large size:
– 1 is 30 x 30 cm
– 2 are 21 x 21 cm
The gap to leave for the lid: 0.8cm
(This will make a box that is 7cm tall x 7cm wide x 8cm deep)

To get the correct measurement:
Take your large size paper.
Your large paper width x 0.7 = Your smaller width.
Your smaller width ÷ 23.6 = The gap for the lid.

The gold and blue patterned paper comes with Nick Robinson’s Book ‘Traditional Japanese Origami’, which has a few good traditional models and lots of beautiful origami paper!

The pink patterned paper with the darker pink on the reverse comes in a set by Djeco, which you can find here.

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Lilylovely
Lilylovely
7 months ago

Hy Chrissi, can you make an origami pop it?
Thanks.(I really love your creations, how are you?)

Azzy
Azzy
1 year ago

Hi um I can’t find the part where you show me how to make it………..🤔?

Ishitha
Ishitha
2 years ago

Dear Chrissy, Can you make a tutorial on a box that is in the shape of cake?

Zayna
Zayna
2 years ago

Dear Chrissy have u banned me from paper kawaii?

Leah
Leah
4 years ago

This is a beautiful box. Have you ever made one that is rectangular? Approximately 7.5cm x 5cm, and 1cm – 1.5cm deep. Thank you!

Teghan
Teghan
4 years ago

Hi,

How are you.

I love love love your site well done! I was wondering can i make an extra large origami hinged boxed? I would like to use it as a gift box this Christmas to hold some home made soap. So would like it 10cm sq roughly or even a bit bigger… Any ideas on if I can do this?

Thank you

Jacquie
Jacquie
4 years ago

This is a great box, it looks fantastic and actually works which makes it so worth the while of stepping through all the parts to make it. My only thing was the measurements on your page say the smaller boxes are to be 14 x 14 but then in the video it says 14.2 x 14.2, mine didn’t close up exactly so I thought maybe this .2cm may have been the reason why. Either way I love it and thank you for sharing and for taking the time to make the video tutorial.

Barbara
Barbara
5 years ago

Thanks for this Tutorial! It was fun doing it and very well explained!

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago

1.5

mohi
mohi
5 years ago

nice

J.D.
J.D.
6 years ago

I made this 10x10x10 box , from a paper with a 3D type texture, to give a sports watch to my nephew … ¡ It looks great !

J.D.
J.D.
6 years ago
Reply to  J.D.

And this is the open box with clock inside.

J.D.
J.D.
6 years ago
Reply to  J.D.

And this is the open box with clock inside. ¡Thanks!

Popsicle_Cream
Popsicle_Cream
6 years ago

I used this to keep a very special diamond necklace :3

Chara
Chara
6 years ago

Hi, thank you for the sharing, it really help me a lot. Buthe I have a question, if I want to make a 17cm ×17cm box, how big is the paper should I need to make it?
Thank you! 🙂

Chara
Chara
6 years ago
Reply to  Chara

*But I have

Raghav
Raghav
6 years ago

Nice tutorial. I improvised while making the cover pieces(basically made another main module and cut it into 2)
Can’t wait to see more stuff from you!

E. Nichole McNamara
E. Nichole McNamara
6 years ago

oh ok thanks!

Ellie M
Ellie M
6 years ago

I’m confused at the part for the lids, when she makes the super thin fold to make it measure up with the line she made? Where did the line come from? Like how far in does it go?

Chrissy - Paper Kawaii
Chrissy - Paper Kawaii
6 years ago
Reply to  Ellie M

I’m not sure which fold you mean, can you tell me what time in the video?

E. Nichole McNamara
E. Nichole McNamara
6 years ago

It’s at 11:55

Chrissy - Paper Kawaii
Chrissy - Paper Kawaii
6 years ago

Ah ok, the line is in the very center. When you create the fold at 11:30. I have just used pencil to make it easier for people to see. Hopefully that helps! 🙂

E. Nichole McNamara
E. Nichole McNamara
6 years ago

In the video doesn’t she fold past the middle line though? and then fold back to the center?

Chrissy - Paper Kawaii
Chrissy - Paper Kawaii
6 years ago

yes, fold the existing fold and then fold back using the line in the center as a guide.

E. Nichole McNamara
E. Nichole McNamara
6 years ago

11:59

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