Origami Boxes – Our Best Origami Box Ideas

Boxes or origami are the most popular items in the world! Transferring pieces of origami paper into a practical storage solution, especially for small items, can be super satisfying and enjoying.

Origami boxes varies in different shapes and forms including classic square boxes, star boxes, or even lovely candy boxes. Let’s learn how to fold origami boxes out of patterned papers.

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Quick Guide of Step by Step Instructions

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Origami Pyramid Box

15 Minutes

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Origami Heart Box

15 Minutes

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Origami Box With Lid

15 Minutes

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Origami Bunny Box

15 Minutes

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Origami Cat Box

10 Minutes

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Origami Rectangle Box

15 Minutes

origami gift box | origamiok.com

Origami Gift Box

15 Minutes

In this list, we included some of the best models of origami boxes, such as classic simple square and rectangle origami boxes and creative triangle boxes with origami hearts. Remember to bookmark this for reference in the future.

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Before we start

Origami is a technique of folding papers into different shapes, which has a super long root in Japanese culture and is widely loved with the development of Modern origami. Lots of commercial bags and boxes have roots in origami. If you are new, unfold our beginner’s origami guide and learn the basics of folding.

About the paper

If you are learning how to fold origami boxes, in most cases, you will need origami paper, which is also called kami. Standard origami paper is super friendly for beginners. The size of the paper ranges from 15 cm to 25cm. In each of the instructions, we listed our paper size. Sometimes, you may need one or more paper for one box, and some papers might be cut into the required size.

Once mastered, you can make the boxes with wrapping materials. Wrapping paper can create larger origami boxes with beautiful patterns.

Furthermore, you can use kraft paper to make a stir-fried rice box or flower-pattered wrapping material to make a lovely gift box.

Sounds exciting, right? Let’s begin by exploring different types of origami boxes and how to fold them with step-by-step instructions.

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Origami Box Ideas

Square Origami Box – Masu Box

Square box is the most classic and popular origami box. It is one of the simplest boxes in our origami box collection. If you are familiar with Japanese origami, you may know this square origami box is also called Masu box, mainly sued for ceremonies and gift.

You can simply size up the square box based on the size of the gift by changing the size of the paper.

origami square box
origami gift box | origamiok.com

Origami Cat Box

If you love to fold an open box without a lid, this cat box can be a lovely choice. It has two cute cat ear with a round containing space.

origami cat box | origamiok.com
origami cat box | origamiok.com

Rectangle Origami Box

Want a rectangle box for some office supplies like pens and pencils? This rectangle origami box is super easy and can be made within 10 minutes. It is made with two pieces of paper and the finished box has three colors. It is not a hinged box because the lid is inserted by the two triangles on two sides.

origami rectangle box | origamiok.com
origami rectangle box | origamiok.com

Origami Star Box

This origami star box has a lovely star like pattern on the surface. Comparing with the classic square boxes, this origami star box has a larger capacity so you can use it to keep larger items than. It can also be used as a vase to hold origami flowers.

origami star box | Origami Ok
origami star box | origamiok.com

Origami Present Box or Origami Gift Box

If you need to make use your handmade origami box as present box or gift box, simply attach some lovely attachment to the square box such as a bow tie for mother’s day or a tie for father’s day. We will recommended a four leaf clover on top.

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origami gift box | origamiok.com

Origami Heart Box

Origami heart box is the ideal item for express love and appreciation. You can use it as a gift box for valentine’s day, birthday or even wedding. It can be a lovely box for rings and jewelry.

origami heart box | Origami Ok
origami heart box | origamiok.com

Origami Box with Lid

If you want lid for your origami box, one of the easiest way is to make another box with a little bit large size. Or follow our special way of making the lid.

origami gift box | origamiok.com
origami box with lid | origamiok.com

Origami Pyramid Box

This origami pyramid box are sealed with a lovely crochet heart. It is ideal for holding small handy for your loved ones. We love this one so much because its distinct triangular shape, especially with the lovely origami heart as the lock.

origami box | origaimok.com
origami box | origaimok.com

Origami Hinged Box

You can finish the box with the lid using one paper. With this origami hinged box, the lid and box are attached together. But the shape will not be so perfect comparing with the two paper boxes.

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origami hinged box | origamiok.com

Origami Rose Box

Rose is the best element for expressing love. This origami rose box has a simple rose on the top and a lovely two parts on the size.

origami rose box | origamiok.com
origami rose box | origamiok.com

Origami Heart Boat Box

If you want some lovely box for girls, this heart boat box is a must trying. It looks like a boat with a large container space in the center. Two origami hearts are positioned on two corners.

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Origami Milk Carton

This milk carton can be finished within 15 steps. You can use wrapping materials to make larger ones because it only involve simple folding. It is an ideas for container for handmade gift like cookies.

origami milk box | origamiok.com
origami milk carton | origamiok.com

Origami Bunny Box

Another lovely origami box with the shape of a lovely bunny. Similar with our heart boat box, it has a cute appearance.

origami bunny box | origamiok.com
origami bunny box | origamiok.com

Advanced Origami Boxes

Following are some of the advanced origami boxes.

Origami Heart Box

This one is a complex origami box with the perfect shape of heart. It is ideal for holding rings, or roses.

origami heart box | origamiok.com
origami heart box | origamiok.com

Origami Candy Box

Have you ever thought that the candy shaped box? It can be a magic when you open it. You can use it to hold real candy or sometime expressing caring and love.

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Origami box with flower lid

If you want to make a box for great-value gifts, try this origami Masu box with a flower lid. The flower on the top gives it a unique appearance.

origami box with flower lid | origamiok.com
origami box with flower lid | origamiok.com

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