Origami Paper Crystal Tutorial – Make 3D Gems

Origami Paper Crystal Tutorial - Make 3D Gems via @paper_kawaii

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.

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. Update: I made the diagram and it’s available in my shop here.

Design: PaperKawaii
Level: ★★★★☆

You will need:

▸ 1 sheet of square paper
▸ Bit of glue (optional)

Paper used: 17 x 17 cm

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

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3 years ago

Where did you get the teal paper?

Edna Siu
Edna Siu
6 years ago

Wow! you have done an amazing job!
It seems like a magic!
I wonder if it is your own design?!
I have seen your origami is different with others.
Thank you for the video, video does the job.
I don’t think I can ever read diagrams and follow through as videos.

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