Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Basic Origami Box Tutorial

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.

CONTENTS

Materials, Tools and Method
Papers
Tools
Methods of folding
Key to folds

Simple Projects
Clapper
Simple hat
Basic box
Swan

Useful Items
Drinking cup
Sun hat
Printer's hat
Decorative box
Condiment or sweet dish

Decorative Origami
Fan
Butterfly
Flower
Star

Paper Toys
Bird
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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19 comments:

  1. That video makes it look super easy, bet it's not quite that easy.

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  2. Zowie, that is a beautiful red and gold!

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  3. This looks simple but quite pretty! My teen daughters and I will have to give this a try.

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  4. I assure you it is surprisingly easy to make!

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  5. This would be so much fun to make.

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  6. So easy to make and so nice to have.

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  7. Origami boxes are pleasing to the eye as well as functional. I can never have too many pretty boxes.

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  8. Love origami! I think it's a great way to inspire creativity.

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  9. what a fun idea!

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  10. This would be nice box for everyday use and it is pretty too!

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  11. Thank you for the highlight. Nice to have a video.

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  12. Thanks so much for sharing,I love your posts

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  13. looks easy enough to make! So simple yet showy!

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