Learn how to make a useful origami stepper box, this origami gift box has 3 – 4 levels and is easy to make! Perfect to store jewellery or give gifts!
This secret stepper box is made by putting together two different origami models. One is a hinge box and the little boxes inside are masu boxes.
Included are two different heights of box, one has three levels and the other has four.. you could actually make one with more if you can work that out.
I haven’t posted a box tutorial in a while and they are my favourite. I have a LOT of star tutorials to post and didn’t want to annoy anyone, hopefully this will make up for the lack of boxes!
You can make a cover for this or use some ribbon or something to secure it. The pink one I made stays shut by itself and doesn’t need it. If you want it to do that, you may need to use slightly larger paper for the masu boxes, just 1 or 2 mm more. Or if using textured paper, it will probably stay shut.
The diagram for this origami stepper box can be found here.
Design: © Paper Kawaii Copyright Information
You will need:
▸ 1 sheet of rectangular paper
(4 levels): 29.7 x 19.8 cm
(3 levels): 29.7 x 17.8 cm
▸ 4 sheets of square paper: 13.5 x 13.5 cm
▸ Optional rectangular paper to make a cover
▸ Glue, pencil, ruler
Final model size: 10 x 5 cm
The ratio for the rectangular paper is 2:3 (4 levels) and 3:5 (3 levels). I used A4 paper to start with.
The boxes to fit inside are the width of the rectangular paper divided by 2.2
Some other sizes you can use are:
Cut from US LETTER PAPER: 11 x 7.3 inch (4 levels) 11 x 6.57 inch (3 levels) & 5 x 5 inches for the boxes.
30 x 20 cm (4 levels) 30 x 18 cm (3 levels) & 13.6 x 13.6 for boxes.
20 x 13.3 cm (4 levels) 20 x 12 cm (3 levels) & 9 x 9 cm for boxes.
15 x 10 cm (4 levels) 15 x 9 cm (3 levels) & 6.8 x 6.8 cm boxes.
Any specific size please ask in the comments. 🙂
Check out my paper recommendations for more information on where I get my paper and also ideas and money saving tips.