Archive for the ‘Boxes’ Category


flower box

In Boxes,Four-footed creatures on August 31, 2014 by romi


The model above is simply a variation of the classic tato box, folded starting with a blintzed square paper. While I consider this original in the sense that I doodled it, most probably it has been done by someone else before already since the method is very simple. I used the same method in coming up with the classic star box enhanced with four petals.





gift boxes

In Boxes on July 26, 2014 by romi

Each of these gift boxes is folded from a single sheet of square paper.


picnic basket

In Boxes on July 19, 2014 by romi

A simple model, actually a variation of the starbox basket I posted before.


partitioned masu box

In Boxes on February 15, 2014 by romi

The classic masu box is sometimes embellished with a divider which is folded using a square paper that is separate from the one used to fold the box. But what I wanted is to fold a masu box with divider using a single sheet of paper. After some doodling, I came up with this, which I folded starting with the waterbomb base:

The photo below presents my model — the one on the right– side by side with Jun Maekawa’s model — the one on the left. The latter, which is featured in his book Genuine Origami (2007), is folded beginning with the bird base. I folded these two boxes using separate sheets of square paper of the same size.



In Boxes on February 9, 2014 by romi

Another simple application of strip grafting.


waterbomb box turned into a tato

In Boxes,Other models on December 5, 2013 by romi

The upper photo shows a simple box model which I folded from a waterbomb base. By collapsing or flattening the model, I came up with a tato as shown in the lower photo.


another simple box

In Boxes on September 29, 2013 by romi


I folded this box starting with a blintz base, which is then folded into thirds horizontally and vertically. Paper used: 6.75″ x 6.75″ origami paper.