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.
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 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.
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.
These models are both by Tomoko Fusè. The star on the left can be found in “Origami you can play with” (japanese), ISBN 4416300123, page 50. The pyramid (“modular ditetrahedron”) is in “Origami from around the world” by Vicente Palacios, ISBN 978048422220, page 74.
The pyramid is folded of 6 sheets of 15 cm kraft paper from schoenepapiere.de (the website is down, not sure if the shop will ever open again).
The star is folded of 6 sheets of 5 cm pearl paper from Jong le Nara + 6 sheets of 2,5 cm (I cut two sheets in 4) for the black points.
This funny envelope is found in Home Decorating With Origami, Japan Publications (ISBN 4889960597), page 34.
The model in the book is square when closed, I added a few folds to make it a cuter geometric form. Plenty of other variations are possible!
It is folded from one sheet of A4 printer paper. Opening the envelope is really satisfying, it resists then suddently bursts open in your hands!
This is a gif, if you click you’ll see the opening sequence :)
This funny model is by Tomoko Fusè. It can be found in “Origami for the connoisseur”, by Kunihiro Kasahara and Toshie Takahama, ISBN 4817090022.
Each is folded from 3 sheets of 15 cm paper (kami on the left, kami+print chiyogami by Grimmhobby on the right). As always with Tomoko Fusè, it’s really sturdy once assembled.
You can make the model rotate around its center! It’s really funny to play with, amuses children and geeks alike :)
This very pretty model by Tomoko Fusè can be found in “Origami modulaires d’exception”, ISBN 9782889355815 (nuinui editions), page 42.
It is folded from six 15X7.5 cm sheets. The red ones are washi chiyogami by Grimmhobby, the white ones are very plain paper, but I thought it made the patterned ones stand out more.
You can add more modules if you feel like it, and make it more fluffly.
This book has plenty of cute models, in the easy or intermediate range. For non-Frensh speakers, I’m pretty sure the books by nuinui editions are translated, at least in Italian, maybe English? As usual, the instructions are clear and photos gorgeous (personnaly, I’d prefer a bit less photos and more models, but I guess I’m not the main audience intended).
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).