The Origami Rose Box is by Shin Han-Gyo, a very talented Korean origamist. You can find out more about his work and the diagram to this model on his blog.

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

Paper

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.

You will need 2 square sheets of paper. One will be folded into the lid and the other one is for the bottom of the gift box. I would recommend you try your first Origami Rose Box with thicker paper like card stock or proper Japanese Tant paper, and not traditional thin Origami paper. You will need to get a feel first, which folds are valley and which folds are mountain folds. This is much easier if your paper shows some kind of resistance. Another advantage of using card stock over Origami paper is that your gift box will be more sturdy. But once you are used to the design, you can certainly fold it with all kinds of paper. See here my miniature version of it, folded from 5 cm/ 1.9 in translucent harmony paper.

Besides the paper you will need paper clips (help you hold certain folds in place), a ruler and pencil and a scoring pen (is optional). You can use any old empty pen as a scoring tool if you don’t have a designated tool for that! {I prefer scoring certain lines, you might not – so adjust how you need it!}

Measurements

If you use a 21 cm x 21 cm / 8.3 in x 8.3 in paper, your finished Origami gift box will measure about 5.7 cm x 5.7 cm x 7.5 cm / 2.2 in x 2.2 in x 3 in. A 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm / 12 in x 12 in size paper will result in a rose box of about 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm x 11 cm (with rose) or 7.5 cm only box height / 3 in x 3 in x 4.3 in (with rose) or 3 in just box height.

 

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