Origami Octahedron Box / Decoration Instructions ♦ via @paper_kawaii

These are the instructions to learn how to make a pretty origami octahedron with one sheet of paper.

These cute little origami gems would make awesome Christmas tree decorations, you could even use them as gift boxes, create a hanging advent calendar with them! I have a string of them hanging from my lamp stand, they look pretty with the light shining off them as they rotate in the breeze..

These origami instructions use half of a sheet of A4 paper to create a 3D origami octahedron.

A regular octahedron is a Platonic solid composed of eight equilateral triangles, four of which meet in the middle.

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You will need:

Half of a sheet of A4 – 29.7 x 10.5 cm

If using US letter paper, you’d need to trim the paper to 3.75 x 11 inches.

Finished size: About 10 x 6 cm ish.

You could use square paper cut into long strips – maybe thirds, but you’d probably need to cut off some of the sections to close the box.

📷 A Photo Tutorial is available on the Origami Photo Tutorials page.

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