Japanese Envelope Box

Japanese Envelope Box via @paper_kawaii

This pretty traditional Japanese box pops up from a flat envelope. Follow this step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make it.

More info and a video tutorial is also available here.

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Alex Guillermo
Alex Guillermo
1 year ago

Hi, y’all!!!!! I just wanted to inform y’all that if you cut the paper, it’s called kirigami, and not origami! Just wanted to let you knowwwwwwwwwwwwww! Byeeee!

1 year ago
Reply to  Alex Guillermo

This is not actually true. This is a traditional Japanese origami design. There are plenty of origami designs that have small cuts. There are no such rules in Japanese origami. However if you follow the “pureland origami” idea, thought up by John Smith, a British origami designer in the seventies, then you can only use a square sheet with mountain and valley folds only. Please do your research before spreading false information.

1 year ago
Reply to  Chrissy

Yes, I agree with you Chrissy. People make origami out of rectangular, A4 and other off-square paper, but the works are still considered origami. I really love they way that you clarify this to many MANY people who feel that origami cannot contain a few teeny cuts.

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