Saturday, November 28, 2009

Hexagonal Origami Box

Hexagonal Origami Box
A six-sided box, this design is from Origami Boxes by Tomoko Fuse. Each box requires 12 square pieces of paper, 6 for the bottom and 6 for the lid. I used 15cm x 15cm paper. Paper, washi chiyogami.

Hexagonal Origami Box
Six-petal pinwheel design on lid. Paper, saika chiyogami tsuru. No scissors, glue or tape used!

Hexagonal Origami Box Lid
Inside of lid. This type of folding is also known as unit or modular origami.

Hexagonal Origami Boxes
Like it says in the book "It's delicate work, so go slowly and patiently".

23 comments:

  1. Hello from Australia! Thanks for visiting Salihan Crafts #932 on your magic carpet ride. You have a such a pretty blog here and your origami is wonderful. I really like this boxed you've made.

    Hope you enjoy the rest of your travels, Deb. Have a lovely day! :) me@salihan.com

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  2. wow, my Mom would have loved doing this craft as she was very into crafts of all sorts. I might give it a try as they are neat(boxes).

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  3. I love this idea to put a small gift in, like jewelry

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  4. These are darling little boxes. They would be cute for small gifts.

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  5. Origami is not only gorgeous but it can also be functional as this box shows. I keep telling myself to learn how to make a paper cup so I can whip one up when I need one. I would also like to find a pattern for a small container to hold salt, pepper and similar condiments to give to homeless people. Do you know of one Deb? I know that condiments are always in demand by a group that feeds the homeless and provides many other services for them.

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    1. Thanks for your comment kitblu.
      Below is a link to my origami cup tutorial.

      http://handmadebydeb.blogspot.ca/2016/03/happy-water-review-origami-cup-challenge.html

      The cup can also be used for packaging - with a slight variation to the fold it becomes closeable. Experiment and you should see what I mean. HINT Do not turn as shown in diagram 6.

      Alternatively you might like the below envelope tutorial.

      http://handmadebydeb.blogspot.ca/search/label/Lai%20See%20Red%20Envelope

      Happy folding!

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    2. Thank you! Not just for the origami but also the information on Happy Water. The city I live in no longer has a Sobey's but I am moving at the end of the month to a town that does have one. A happy coincidence!

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  6. so pretty! love to try and make some!

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  7. These are really cute.

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  8. That is so cool...I would like to learn how to make it!

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  9. I like these boxes, they do, however, look difficult. I guess I should start with something small!!

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  10. They are all so pretty.
    Marilyn

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  11. Origami is so beautiful. I wish I had the patience to do it.

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  12. These boxes are beautiful! I would love to learn the art of Origami.

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  13. Wow, these came out so beautiful. It would make a great gift with a nice piece of jewelry inside. Thanks for sharing.
    Trish F

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  14. I have always been fascinated with origami; even remember doing some when I was much (decades) younger. I even have a book somewhere around here. These are quite beautiful!

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  15. These are really pretty - makes me want to try to make one

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