I showed this model before, but as I said, it’s one of my favorites – so here are a few more.
On the left, the blue box is made from square chiyogami, 15cm. On the right, it’s square 20cm halloween paper by Avenue Mandarine (“Boo!”), same pattern on box and lid but smaller print on the lid.
The middle orange-gold box is 17X20cm paper for ancestors cult. I found it in the Asian shop where I buy ramen and green powder tea, couldn’t resist trying new paper – the colors fade fast, but it was really cheap, so it’s still good to make ephemeral gorgeous things :)
The red and silver box is made from 15cm double-sided paper by Daiso. It’s quite thick and I like the texture on the metallic side, makes a sturdy box. The yellow box on the right is 15cm print chiyogami, I think also from Daiso.
This one is made from 28X21.5cm maps of Québec. Maps are great papers for origami, they always look very classy I think :)
Details of the flower on the lid.
My mother recently found this in her basement, and of course she gave it to me. It’s a huge book (36cm each side) with 8 sheets of printed paper to fold 5 models (one coaster, the others are boxes, with or without lids) and a few pages of explanation on how to fold the pre-marked pages. The models are mostly not traditionnal, but no author is mentionned – if anyone knows them, please let me know :)
I wanted to keep the deliciously vintage papers, so I tried to retro-ingeneer the models on other papers. Below is my most convincing attempt. It took me hours, because you’re supposed to fold following the lines on the pre-printed papers, so the references had to be found out by trial and error.
This box is folded from one sheet of double-sided kami, 35cm.
The dolphin is from David Brill, with diagrams on his website (this model is not in his book, which you should have nonetheless for all the other amazing models!).
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 :)
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.
This cute box is by Ilan Garibi. He also has a lot of other models on his website and his youtube channel.
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.
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 :)
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.
This cute cat box (or shell) by Tomoko Fusè can be found in a book in japanese, ISBN 4480872035, page 22.
The box is folded of one sheet of A4 paper (the same I used on this box).
It’s cute and elegant at the same time :)
Edit: correct ISBN (thanks Michel Grand!). By the way, on Gilad’s page you can see all models in the book (as you can see, the book uses paper in A format – but some work with other rectangles, too).
These are various models by Tomoko Fusè. All are made with 8 sheets of square paper (4 for the lid, 4 for the bottom).
The box on the left is “square box Vortex”, page 62 of “Fabulous Origami Boxes” (Japan Publications Trading Co, ISBN 9780870409783).
The box in the middle is “shallow hexagonal box”, found page 72 of “30 boîtes en origami”.
The box on the right is “Square box C”, page 38 of “Joyful Origami Boxes” (Japan Publications, ISBN 0870409743).
Paper for the rightmost box : japanese chiyogami for the lid, Tant 15 cm for the bottom.
Paper: double-sided 15 cm kraft paper from schoene-papiere.de (sadly they don’t sell anymore at the moment).
Paper: japanese chiyogami 7.5 cm.
The same model with different papers:
left: japanese chiyogami 7.5 cm + Tant, right: japanese chiyogami 15 cm (the paper is a bit too thin for the size of the box).
Those are two similar models, found once again in “30 boîtes en origami” (page 48 for the flower box, 52 for the spiral).
They are made with 8 sheets of square paper, 4 for the bottom and 4 for the lid.
The left spiral box is made from Daiso Fabric paper 15 cm. The right box is made from Daiso Yuzen chiyogami paper Vegetation 15 cm.
The left box is made with star paper found on eBay, the right box is made from music sheets cut to 15 cm, found on amazon.
Details of the lid.
The flower boxes are made from: left, Jong le Nara pattern colored paper flowers for the bottom, Daiso handmade paper Sukigami for the lid, both 15 cm ; right, MarpaJansen glassine paper 10 cm ; middle, Grimmhobby washi chiyogami 7.5 cm (the box is tiny, very cute :)).
Details of the lid.