Origami Paper Crystal Tutorial – Make 3D Gems!

Jul 29, 2016 | 4 comments

Learn how to make a super cool 3D origami paper crystal! This three dimensional origami gem is a lovely decoration to hang or just on the table. More advanced model, but not too tricky!

Also there’s a funny thing at the end of the video… ? I don’t get things right all the time! ?

I had a hard time with the closing of this origami gem. It will stay shut without glue, IF you use textured paper, and make the folds REALLY crisp and harsh – especially the folds the the bottom. Using thicker foil paper would be perfect.

This 3D origami paper crystal is what happens after messing with the square origami gem box  If you have trouble with the little triangular folds at about 6:08 then that video might help. ?

It can be a tricky model to make. I am thinking of drawing up the diagram for this, depends on how well the video does, so do let me know in the comments if that interests you ?

Design: PaperKawaii
Level: ★★★★☆

You Will Need:

▸ 1 sheet of square paper
▸ Maybe bit of glue

Paper used: 17 x 17 cm (paper used in tutorial can be bought here)

Final size: 6.8 x 6.8 x 5 cm

Other Sizes

Paper: 15 x 15 cm – Final size: 6 x 6 x 4.5 cm
Paper: 20 x 20 cm – Final size: 8 x 8 x 6 cm
Paper: 30 x 30 cm – Final size: 12 x 12 x 9 cm

Check out my paper recommendations for more information on where I get my paper and also ideas and money saving tips.

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