Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Basic Origami Box

Basic Origami Box
The design is from Collins Gem Origami, The ancient Japanese art of paper-folding by Trevor Bounford. Harper Collins publishes the world renowned Collins Gem series. I began with a 29cm square of sturdy origami paper, after folding my box measures 19cm x 10cm x 5cm. I love the bold pattern on one side and matching solid color on the reverse! Tutorial below.

This tiny origami reference book measures just 8.5 x 12cm and contains 18 designs. Its compact size means it can be taken anywhere. Projects require square or rectangular paper. Practice folds with whatever paper you have, printer and wrapping paper, magazines, newspaper and junk mail. Each project begins with a "You will need" suggesting paper type, size and model use, followed by step-by-step instructions and simple illustrations. Contents are color coded by fold type. My favorites, the basic box, swan, drinking cup, decorative box, butterfly and letterfold.

Materials, Tools and Method
Methods of folding
Key to folds
Simple Projects
Simple hat
Basic box
Useful Items
Drinking cup
Sun hat
Printer's hat
Decorative box
Condiment or sweet dish
Decorative Origami
Paper Toys
Samurai helmet
Dragon Fly
Stationery Items
Letter knot
Letterfold or envelope

Collins Gem Origami is available in both my Canadian and USA Amazon Stores and worldwide at select Amazon websites. Harper Collins Canada is a prestigious and award-winning company with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, non-fiction, children's books, cookbooks, and reference and spiritual books.

Tutorial: Basic Origami Box


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