Origami Secret Drawer Box Tutorial – Tetra Box

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.

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.

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 in my shop 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.

 

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Carmella
Carmella
1 year ago

HI – i was just wondering if you could post a step by step tutorial – instead of using a video. This would be a great help as I cannot view YouTube on my computer. thanks!

Harriet
Harriet
1 year ago
Reply to  Carmella

Yes Me too. the site would be much better if there is also picture-tutorials

Madisen
Madisen
1 year ago
Reply to  Harriet

YES i agree

madison
madison
3 months ago
Reply to  Madisen

I agree

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