I guess I am in my Origami Box phase, started by the request of Gwendoline King. She asked me about the V’ann Cornelius “One Piece Box with Lid”. She also pointed me towards today’s project: “One Sheet Origami Square Box with Lid”. The source is a Chinese website that shows a Step by Step tutorial of this box. You can find the tutorial on Mrs. Eagle Su Zhuoying’s website. I am not 100% sure if Mrs. Eagle Su Zhuoying is the actual designer of this box, but I assume so.

Paper, Measurements & Folding

You only need one piece of paper (best is card stock) with the ratio of 1:2. I folded my small Origami box with “Neroli” 200 gsm heavyweight cardstock with the measurements of 10 cm x 20 cm / 4 in x 8 in. The finished box measures 5 cm x 5 cm x 2.5 cm / 2 in x 2 in x 1 in.

The Square Box was made from Neroli card stock. You can get that paper on Ebay.

Tips: Do you want to know more about Origami Papers or find out which Tools I am using?

The pictures from Mrs. Zhuoying’s website show you each step of the way, until you have a finished box in your hands. She shows two ways of how to fold the bottom part of the box. See the steps that hide the triangle inside the box here.

I noticed that when you close the finished box, that the sides of the bottom part kind of cave in. So I sat and went through all the folds and marked out only the necessary ones – so you end up without unnecessary folds once your box is finished (plus your sides won’t cave in). Have a look below at my changes:

Please watch out for Valley – and Mountain Folds. Follow the steps of the original tutorial (Chinese) and just check with my diagram, which creases can be omitted to get a better looking box.

As always, don’t hesitate to comment if you have any questions and please let me know how yours turned out.

You might also be interested in my paper recommendations including different Origami paper usage, personal hints, tips & what to avoid when buying online. To get updates on my latest video tutorials, subscribe to my youtube channel, see what other Origami models I am working on right now – follow me on Instagram and subscribe to my Newsletter.