Origami Secret Drawer Box Tutorial - Tetra Box via @paper_kawaii
Origami Secret Drawer Box Tutorial - Tetra Box via @paper_kawaii

This tutorial will show you how to make a cool origami drawer box. This origami ‘Tetra Box’ uses no cutting or glue, just paper. This origami drawer box is easy to make. You can use as a gift box or keep your special items inside.

Thanks to everyone who helped my come up with a name for this box of drawers. There were so many to choose from! It’s official name is ‘Origami Tetra Box’, but I went with ‘Origami Secret Drawer Box’ for YouTube as it needed a more descriptive name so that people can find it!

A few people suggested ‘Tetra Box’ and other variations with the word Tetra (meaning four).

These modular origami drawers are super easy to make. You just need to make 4 sets of box drawers and two pieces for the top and bottom.

⚠️By the way! There is one mistake in the video: at 5:58 – I said divide your paper by 7.5 etc.. yes that’s ok but don’t bother with this measurement, all you need to do is just fold up a bit. Depending on your paper’s thickness, just make it more or less.

I hope you enjoy this box as much as I do!

Another video will follow with instructions on how to stack these up without using glue. Update: here is the tutorial for that.

I created a diagram for this origami box, it’s available to download here.

Design: © Paper Kawaii Copyright Information
Level: ★★☆☆☆

You will need:

▸ 10 sheets of square paper

Paper used: 15 x 15 cm
Final model size: 7.5 x 7.5 x 4 cm

Of course you can use any sized paper you like, thick paper or thin card works very well.

Origami Secret Drawer Box Tutorial - Tetra Box via @paper_kawaii
Origami Secret Drawer Box Tutorial - Tetra Box via @paper_kawaii
Origami Secret Drawer Box Tutorial - Tetra Box via @paper_kawaii

Tower Boxes

Take these drawers further by making a tower with more than one level.

Origami Secret Drawer Box Tutorial - Tetra Box via @paper_kawaii

Advent boxes

An advent box – drawers in a frame. Or use for another purpose.

Origami Secret Drawer Box Tutorial - Tetra Box via @paper_kawaii

Origami Stackbox

Another variation of these drawers is the origami stackbox. Use to keep things in.