Origami Treasure Chest Box – Rectangular Hinged Box Tutorial

Origami Treasure Chest Box
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Learn how to make an origami treasure chest – a hinged box with one sheet of paper. This useful origami box is great to store jewellery, makeup & other small items. This hinged origami box would look more like a treasure chest with straps, I may add a new version of this in future and make it with brown paper, you could decorate it to look more treasure chesty now of course.

This is the ‘no-measure’ version of the origami playing card box.
The inner box is just a simple box, probably traditional, sort of a reverse masu box fold which was improvised on the spot. It helps the box to be a little more sturdy if your paper is thinner.   I would recommend using thicker paper. Just make sure the fold at 3:32 is loose and maybe loosen the fold after that too.

Origami Treasure Chest Box

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You will need:

  • Outer (hinged) box: 1 sheet of rectangular paper – paper size used: A4 (21 x 29.7 cm)
  • Optional inner box: 1 sheet of rectangular paper (same size)
  • Trimming tool (or you can also just tear the paper)
  • Final model size: 10.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm

⚠️ You don’t need to use such a long rectangle, you could start with square paper and just trim a few centimetres off of one edge to make it rectangular.
The reason the paper needs to be a rectangle is because the section for the lid needs to be a tiny bit bigger than the lower box section, so that it fits snugly. If we used a complete square, the lid would never close.

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