Origami Treasure Chest Box – Rectangular Hinged Box Tutorial

Origami Treasure Chest Box - Rectangular Hinged Box Tutorial via @paper_kawaii
Origami Treasure Chest Box - Rectangular Hinged Box Tutorial via @paper_kawaii

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.

Origami Treasure Chest Box - Rectangular Hinged Box Tutorial via @paper_kawaii
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Syko
Syko
1 year ago

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.

Angelin
Angelin
4 years ago

Thank You Very Much For the Tutorial. Great Job on the Website

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