I can’t find where I folded the model from, but I really like it. It’s very simple, but the form is right, it stays closed because the front heart locks into the far one on the top. You can open it and write your message inside, or use smaller paper and spread them around your loved ones.
Once again, this box is by Tomoko Fusè. It can be found in a japanese book, ISBN 4480872035, page 8.
It is folded from one sheet of A4 double-sided cardstock (150g/m²) by Maildor.
Nested inside are two masu boxes in 15cm flowery paper from Kyowa, and I just layed sheets of 5 cm crane folding paper from Jong Ie Nara on the masu’s bottom. It’s a bit much, but the colors fit perfectly together – it’s a precious little treasures box :)
I love this bat. The model is by Anna Kastlunger, and the diagram can be downloaded.
I love that it is simple-looking, yet very recognizable.
I was at a science-fiction convention last week-end, and distributed a huge bag of origami – people called me the origami faerie, it made me very happy to see the paper joy spead! The person who took this one seemed to have fallen in love with the model :)
These gorgeous boxes can be found in a japanese book, ISBN 9784416307069, page 66 and further. They’re all the same base model, only the decoration part changes.
As you can see, I really like this model, and folded a huge serie of them. On the left, folded from japanese washi chiyogami (this one) (two 15 cm sheets on the bottom + a matching 7.5 cm for the decoration) and one sheet of gold foil paper 15 cm for the lid. On the right, yellow Tant paper (2 sheets on bottom + 1 under the crane) and another japanese washi chiyogami, one sheet 15 cm for the lid and another for the crane (not sure about the size).
Here you can see I played nesting boxes with different decorations. People loved opening them and discovering the next! The crane with wide tail is on page 63.
The paper is from a nuinui pack, 20, 18 and 15 cm (double-sided, the cream color is the other side). It’s great to have the same pattern in different sizes, for the nesting :)
The left box is double-sided chiyogami 15 cm from toyo (a pack of 30 patterns, 120 sheets). I love the little leaves.
The paper for the box on the right comes from a nuinui pack again. It’s not so clear on the picture, but the decoration is actually a handle on this one.
Jo Nakashima made a video tutorial for this adorable Totoro by Robin Glynn. My brother and his girlfriend like Totoro a lot, so I made one for them… and then her sister asked for it when she visited, so I had to make them another one – let’s say, if you have Miyazaki enthousiasts around you, you can fold this model a few times :) It’s not excessively complicated, but looks really good.
Totoro is folded from one sheet of 25cm grey kami ; The leaf, as said before, is one square sheet of 20cm paper. Jeremy Shafer made a video tutorial.
Here you see the back of the leaf.
It is folded from one sheet 20cm double-sided paper by “Die Sachenmacher”.
He published a video tutorial. It’s easy to fold, and really cute. I guess it should be folded from stronger paper, because mine doesn’t stay closed so well.
This modular origami by Tomoko Fusè can be found in “Origami modulaires d’exception” (nuinui, ISBN 9782889355815, page 106).
It is folded from 6 sheets of 15cm kraft paper from Daiso. I like the double-sided effect, but it’s pretty with one-sided paper too.
3 modules are folded and assembled, then 3 more are made in mirror direction, then all are put together. You can also make a pyramid using only 3 modules.
The small one is made with 7.5 cm paper “Dot mini origami – star” by Showa Grimm.
Paperkawaii published the video tutorial for this box a while ago. She has other cute models, but isn’t afraid of cutting and gluing – not my thing. This model is pure origami though. Beware, the music she puts on the videos is really irritating, but you can just shut it off, since she doesn’t talk.
It is folded from 2 sheets of 20cm paper (from a nuinui kit).
It is really sturdy, closes and opens well. I’ll probably fold it again :)
It is folded from one sheet of 24 cm kami.
I really like that it holds well on something (here a vase). It’s not too hard to fold, and it has some details that make it recognizable as a falcon.
This was my first attempt to fold it, but I’ll probably fold it again with different papers.
I really, really like this book by Tomoko Fusè. As far as I know, it hasn’t been translated. The ISBN is 9784416307052. Square boxes page 84, rectangular page 88.
The box on the left is folded from 2 sheets of “back to basics” paper by Dovecraft, theme “baby steps”, 20cm (the paper is 150 gsm cardstock, thin enough to fold but makes strong boxes!). The middle is chiyogami 14cm, the rightmost is “Die Sachenmacher” 20cm. Step 6 of the box, I recommend leaving a 1-2 mm gap to make step 19 easier and cleaner.
The box on the left is folded from the same Dovecraft paper as the one on the above photo. The one on the right is japanese yuzen chiyogami 15cm.