21 Tutorials On How To Make An Origami Box

Nov 26, 2022 | General Crafts, Home Decor Crafts, Homemade gifts, Paper crafts

With a few pieces of paper and clever folds, we can create different boxes to hold everything from snacks to jewelry. An origami box can also be a creative way to present a gift. Today’s article presents my favorite 21 tutorials on how to make an origami box that will hopefully become a favorite of yours, too!

TUTORIALS ON HOW TO MAKE AN ORIGAMI BOX

21 Quick and Easy Origami Box Tutorials

These tutorials range from conventional square and rectangular shapes to those in the form of an animal, a flower, and other shapes. By varying the type of paper and color combinations, we can create an endless variety of effects. Suitable for origami enthusiasts of all skill levels, this lit promises hours of creative joy.


1. How To Make An Origami Heart Box by Origami Spirit

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. As with any other holiday, it offers a good excuse to make some sweet origami hearts, and give lots of kisses to our favorite princes and princesses.

If you don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, not to worry! Love is one of the best excuses to make an origami box, and let that special someone know of your love for them. It’s an easy model to make and I’m sure you’ll love it!

How To Make An Origami Heart Box by Origami Spirit

Follow the tutorial here


2. Easy Rectangular Origami Box by Red Ted Art

This cute little gift box would also work great as small stationery box to organize your desk or your drawer. It can be made simple and plain or decorated in any way you wish.

This is probably the easiest how to make a rectangular box with lid tutorial you can find, a great one for beginners!

Easy Rectangular Origami Box by Red Ted Art

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3. How To Make An Origami Box With Cover by Housewife Eclectic

Sometimes I just need a tiny box. But those are usually the hardest to find just laying around. And I rarely have time to run to the store real quick to get one. I find this tutorial an easy solution to make one!

Fold an origami box with cover in just a few minutes without tape or glue. Don’t worry if you’ve never done origami before. You can do this!

How To Make An Origami Box With Cover by Housewife Eclectic

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4. How To Fold Origami Star Snack Boxes by Gathering Beauty

Make these easy origami star boxes with this simple diy. A few simple folds and you’ll have the perfect little box to hold snacks and candy.

They’re a fun little project that you can use to store paperclips, buttons, drawing pins or any other little bits and pieces you have lying around. Bonus: They’re so easy to make, you’ll be able to whip up a bunch of them in no time.

How To Fold Origami Star Snack Boxes by Gathering Beauty

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5. Origami Box For Nature Collections by Barley & Birch

There are some easy folds and some harder folds throughout the process of making this origami box, so I recomment adult supervision/help for this one. Once finished, the box is amazingly sturdy — making it the perfect small collector to throw in a backpack or carry along for a hike.

Origami Box For Nature Collections by Barley & Birch

Follow the tutorial here


6. Origami Halloween Box by Polly’s Origami

Make a cute origami Halloween surprise toy with only paper and glue. You can make a zombie, a skeleton, a ghost to pop out of the box. Alternatively you can use this origami Halloween box for candy or other small things on Halloween.

Follow the tutorial here


7. Origami Hinged Gift Box by Paper Kawaii

Learn how to make a hinged origami box! It’s made from 2 sheets of paper and no glue. This origami gift box is perfect for many different kinds of presents, or store things in them. Easy to make!

Follow the tutorial here


8. How To Make Origami Paper Box by The Little Crafties

Learn how to make these DIY origami chest of drawers in this step by step paper folding craft tutorial. This tutorial will show how to make origami paper box with 2 storage units or drawers but you can easily extend it and make more drawers by following the same method as shown.

These miniature paper drawers or paper boxes look really cute and can be used to store small items like pins, buttons, beads etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F96rlaIj0b0

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9. Pretty Origami Box For String Lights by Lia Griffith

We are always looking to add a little DIY to our Holiday decorations and this pretty origami box project is perfectly suited to sprucing up your indoor string lights. You will use two sizes of square origami papers in three different colors to make these little origami boxes.

Pretty Origami Box For String Lights by Lia Griffith

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10. Origami Desk Organizer Boxes by Hello Origami

Let’s make an origami paper organizer with this tutorial on how to make a cute cactus, pineapple and panda! You can store different stationery stuff, jewelry, or even sweets in these boxes!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQVUx1-hyns

Follow the tutorial here


11. Origami Triangle Boxes by I Try DIY

Good things come in small packages, or at least tiny triangular origami boxes anyway. So I included these simple pyramid style boxes. They’re great for holding small sweets and would make fantastic wedding favors.

These boxes really are so simple to make. In fact, I think they might be the easist DIY box I’ve shared so far.

Origami Triangle Boxes by I Try DIY

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12. Patchwork Paper Origami Gift Boxes by We Are Scout

These lidded origami gift boxes are based on a traditional Japanese design to which we will be adding our own patchwork paper twist. The paper corners will sit neatly in the base and lid without needing to be secured, but you can add a bit of fun there with a sticker.

Patchwork Paper Origami Gift Boxes by We Are Scout

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13. Origami Tissue Boxes by DIY Crown

Want to learn how to make these adorable origami tissue boxes? You can make them as tiny as you want and also put real paper inside. They are also super easy to make. 

Origami Tissue Boxes by DIY Crown

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14. Origami Secret Drawer Box Tutorial by Paper Kawaii

This tutorial will show you how to make a cool origami drawer box. This origami ‘Tetra Box’ uses no cutting or glue, just paper. This origami drawer box is easy to make. You can use as a gift box or keep your special items inside.

These modular origami drawers are super easy to make. You just need to make 4 sets of box drawers and two pieces for the top and bottom.

Origami Secret Drawer Box Tutorial by Paper Kawaii

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15. Snap Lock Origami Box by Origami Tutorials

This Snap Lock Origami Box is another interesting origami box model. The concept of this box works like this: Press down on the handles of the box to lock it, press again to unlock it. The instructions suggest to work really precise. Otherwise the mechanism doesn’t work well.

The design is furthermore driven by geometry and thus a lot of pre creasing is involved. But in my opinion very well worth the effort.

Snap Lock Origami Box by Origami Tutorials

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16. Origami Envelope Box Tutorial by The Spruce Crafts

Learn how to make a nifty origami envelope box. This traditional origami model is very useful and can be used as a box or an envelope. It would make a nice invitation with the invite on a square piece of paper on the inside.

This origami envelope could also be used to package flat things like hoop earrings, small necklaces, memory cards, teabags, or stamps, but the possibilities are endless.

Origami Envelope Box Tutorial by The Spruce Crafts

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17. Flower Easy Origami Box Tutorial by Ventuno Art

There may be times when you want to give someone a quick gift and do not have a box on hand. No need to worry! This origami flower box is easy to make, beautiful and quite versatile.

All you need is sheets of square paper. I prefer cardstock or scrapbook paper, but you can use wrapping paper, kraft paper. No glue or tape is necessary for construction. Isn’t that fabulous? You will be able to make handy containers in minutes!

Follow the tutorial here


18. How To Make A 3D Origami Small Jewellery Box by 3dorigami Videos

Paper jewelry boxes make excellent storage boxes for keepsake jewelry. Watch this tutorial to learn how to keep your jewelries safe and stored nicely. This requires a lot of individual pieces with relatively simple folds, and requires patience to complete. But I assure you, this 3d Origami Box is worth your time!

Follow the tutorial here


19. Origami Candy Shaped Box Tutorial by Cut Out + Keep

This sweet little origami candy box model is a perfect gift box, party or wedding favor, and it’s easy to learn how to make one with this video tutorial. This is a cute candy/sweet shaped origami box and it’s pretty easy to make.

Origami Candy Shaped Box Tutorial by Cut Out + Keep

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20. Origami Lady Box Tutorial by Jose Meeusen

This tutorial will show you how to fold the origami Lady Box that is made from 1 sheet of square paper. It’s unique twisted frame makes this a lovely gift or ornament.

I have actually never folded or come across any boxes similar to this before. The box has a really interesting twisted frame. The base of the box can also have little feet sticking out of tuck them under. I would love to purchase some special and large paper just to use to make this box.

Origami Lady Box Tutorial by Jose Meeusen

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21. Origami Rose Box by Origami Tutorials

This beautiful Origami gift box is made from a square piece of paper that you pre-crease into a grid of 8 x 8. From there on you need to make the specific creases that fold into this distinct rose pattern on the lid.

The final folding of the lid is quite tricky, but if you follow the diagram, then you shouldn’t have any problems. As this is an advanced Origami model, I would not recommend the Origami Rose Box to a complete novice.

Origami Rose Box by Origami Tutorials

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VWHETHER YOU ARE LOOKING TO MAKE A GIFT BOX OR FIND A STORAGE SOLUTION, THESE 21 TUTORIALS ON HOW TO MAKE AN ORIGAMI BOX WILL SURELY COME IN HANDY!

I really hope you like these origami box tutorials and enjoy crafting them yourself. If you try to create any of these origami boxes, please tag us on Facebook and show us how you’re using or decorating them. We look forward to seeing your handiwork! 

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