I decided to make a how-to video on origami box / bowl that I always use.
I make this box / bowl when I am working on something that gives me lots of scrap, such as beads-making, hemp-weaving, and sawing, etc. so that I can keep my desk organized. This is just such an easy way to keep things from rolling, falling off the desk, and cluttering the room. Any paper works for this. News paper, scratch paper, recycled paper, etc.
This also has a great feature. Because this is a paper made of something you don’t want anymore, you can use it as a trash box and just throw the entire thing away when you are done. Some people use thicker & waterproof paper to make boxes for the dinner table and then they use them as bone dish for chicken wings and shell dish for crab, shrimps, and craw fish.
Since it’s very simple & easy and fast to make, I made a video instead of a photo gallery for the instructions.
I had quite a few feedback from beginner / intermediate origami folders that they would like to learn how to make an aesthetically pleasing design that requires only a sheet of paper to make a lid and a box.
I did a little bit of research and found out about the British origami master Robin Glynn. He creates several box patterns and shares what I call “recipes of origami” on his website. I have pasted his link below – you can see some other cool stuff there along with this heart box.
I reproduced the photo gallery for you with some additional explanation in details for points I found that could get confusing for some people.
Origami Box (Heart)
What you need:
1 sheet of 8 x 11 copy paper or construction paper (pattern or no-pattern)
A pair of scissors
(optional) one or two paper clips
Click the photos and follow the instructions on the bottom. You can click the bottom arrow to go to the next instruction.