Learn how to fold an origami tripyramid box designed by David Donahue. This cool origami box can also be used as a bead and also easily turned into a useful phone stand.
This easy origami gift box or decoration looks exactly like the origami Fox Box which I posted a tutorial for years ago.
I discovered this box myself whilst playing around with the origami twist box, I discovered that David Donahue (and maybe others) have found it years before. Thanks to him for allowing me to make a tutorial of this box.
The box is pretty simple, and locks into place but unlike the origami fox box which is made with 3 sheets, you can open the box easily afterwards.
I made some small ones using 3 x 3inch sheets (photos below the video) and they make great beads, they twist around in the breeze. One could be used as a pendant or as part of some earrings.
The phone stand, is easy to convert to after folding the box. Makes a neat trick. Also the geometric shape of this box is called a dipyramid.
Design: David Donahue (https://www.flickr.com/photos/origamivisionz/)
You will need:
▸ 1 sheet of square paper. Size used: 17.5 x 17.5 cm
You can download all three of these origami paper patterns (and loads more) and print them out for free, from here.
I’ve hung a small origami crane at the bottom of the hanging decoration. Tutorial for the crane here.