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.
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 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. 😉