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.
This hinged origami box looks like a treasure chest as well, if made with brown paper, you could decorate it to look more treasure chesty.
This is the ‘no-measure’ version of the origami playing card box.
The inner box is just a simple box, maybe traditional which was thought up on the spot actually. It helps the box to be a little more sturdy if your paper is thinner. I would recommend using thicker paper. Just make sure the fold at 3:32 is loose and maybe loosen the fold after that too.
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You will need:
- Outer (hinged) box: 1 sheet of rectangular paper – paper size used: A4 (21 x 29.7 cm)
- Optional inner box: 1 sheet of rectangular paper (same size)
- Trimming tool (or you can also just tear the paper)
Final model size: 10.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm
⚠️ You don’t need to use such a long rectangle, you could start with square paper and just trim a few centimetres off of one edge to make it rectangular.
The reason the paper needs to be a rectangle is because the section for the lid needs to be a tiny bit bigger than the lower box section, so that it fits snugly. If we used a complete square, the lid would never close.
You do this crazy voodoo magic and there is no explanation in the video for how it’s done. I don’t get how you make the hinge fold. This is the only thing I hate about Origami, except for the one guy I found on YouTube who doesn’t make hinged chest, everyone else gives no or either lousy instructions.
Hmm I didn’t see this comment till now. Voodoo magic no, the hinge is explained but I get why some people find it hard. Am posting a diagram for these boxes soon. Maybe that will be less lousy for you.
Thank You Very Much For the Tutorial. Great Job on the Website
No problem, I’m glad you liked it 🙂