Let me show you my latest Origami model I folded, the Miniature Rose Box. This weeks IG #nanogami challenge topic is the rose.  I selected a model which I am quite familiar with, the Origami Rose Box by Shin Han-Gyo. This is definitely one of my favorite Origami box models and is also partly used in the Rose Kusudama by Uyen Nguyen. If you watch the video of it, I explain in part how to fold the Origami Rose Box.

Tip: Papers I usually buy on Ebay or Origami Shop. Japanese books I tend to buy from CDJapan.

For this project, the Miniature Rose Box, I folded a bigger (baby blue) Rose Box, where I used paper that was 8.5 cm x 8.5 cm / 3.3 in x 3.3 in, which resulted in a usable box the size of 2.2 cm x 2.2 cm x 3 cm / 0.86 in x 0.86 in x 1.18 in. I used regular notes paper, the box is sturdy and big enough to fit in a ring or any other small object.

The miniature Rose Box was made from 5 cm / 1.9 in size translucent harmony paper. You can find similar paper here! You can find paper like I used for the baby blue box in beautiful pastel colors from Tant!

The smaller (translucent yellow) Origami Rose Box was made from paper that was 5 cm / 1.96 in small. The paper is from Jong Ie Nara and is translucent harmony paper. The paper is actually perfect for nanogami folding as it keeps the creases very well and has a bit of plastic sturdiness. It was not too easy to fold and crease that small; the most tricky part for me was to shape the lid of the box (not the rose itself). The resulting Rose Box is 1.1 cm x 1.1 cm x 1.8 cm / 0.4 in x 0.4 in x 0.7 in. This box is obviously mostly for decoration as you can only fit a few rice grains inside. 😉

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