Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Origami Sweets Box


I folded these gorgeous boxes from single 15 cm squares. The design is from Practical Origami, Folding Your Way to Everyday Accessories by Shufu-no-Tomo, published by Vertical, Inc. of New York. The 160 page paperback presents 75 useful and decorative projects with clear, step-by-step instructional text, diagrams and photographs. It's an inspirational guide to the ancient art of paper folding. You'll learn how to make beautiful packets and boxes perfect for gifting. Easy through difficult. Paper in square and rectangular sizes required. A valuable resource I will return to over and over again because of all the handy projects. A lovely book. Get your copy below!

CONTENTS
Basic folds and symbols explained
Materials, tools, tips and tricks
How to Resize Patterns
Index

Part 1
GORGEOUS EVERYDAY CONTAINERS
Rectangular Box
Sweets Box
Pound Cake Box
Open Box
Cookie Box
Gift Bag
Deli Box
Lunch Box
Cutlery Case
Square Box
Small Drawer
Two-Tone Box
Bag with Handles

Part 2
TABLETOP DECORATIONS
Chopsticks Envelope
Pop Chopsticks Envelope
Knotted Chopsticks
Bunny Chopsticks Rest
Hat Chopsticks Rest
Boat Tray
Crane Chopsticks
Cherry Blossom Dish
Serving Paper
Crane Serving Paper
Toothpick Holder
Herb Pouch
Triangle Pouch
Pepper Pouch
Candy Dish
Candy Box
Cutlery Rest
Heart Napkin Ring
Card Stand
Photo Frame

Part 3
GIFT WRAPPINGS WITH A JAPANESE TWIST
Cross Pouch
Cross-Over Pouch
Simple Pouch
Pinwheel Pouches
Four-Corner Pouch
Hexagonal Pouch
Octagon Pouch
Celebratory Envelopes

Part 4
DESKTOP ACCESSORIES
Book Cover 1
Book Cover 2
Book Cover 3
Envelope
Shirt and Tie Envelope
Shirt and Tie Bag
CD Case
Pen Tray
Desktop Box
Pyramid Potpourri Case
Tissue Case
Card Case
Folding Card Case

Part 5
DECORATIONS FOR EVERY SEASON
Paper Crane
Plum Blossoms
Butterfly
Mustard Blossom
Dolls
Offering Box
Helmet
Iris
Goldfish Balloon
Hydrangea
Dragonfly
Evening Primrose
Snow Bunny
Camellia
Leaf

Practical Origami is available in both my Canadian and USA Amazon Store's and worldwide at Random House. Vertical translates the best contemporary Japanese books. Check out their unique catalog at Vertical Publishing


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