Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Origami Heart Box

Recently, I was asked to fold a jewellery box.  However, a plan square box wouldn’t do.  It wasn’t long to find the perfect design!  This is the Heart Box designed by Robin Glynn. 

IMG_8042 copyThis box is folded by one standard North American letter sized paper (8.5 x 11 inches).   The lid and base are made from making only one lengthwise cut. 

The magnitude of this fact is important.  Most of us have readily available in offices, school and at home.   Sometimes handmade or high end quality paper and sampling is often cut to 8.5 by 11. 

If you are looking for high quality handmade paper with beautiful designs, try The Paper Place, most of their paper designs will offer this size.

The original instructions was based on A4 sized paper (210mm x 297mm).  You can do a web search for more examples, but these are the ones I found for my project

The final size of this box ends up to be 3 inches lengthwise on the lid and 3 inches @ the widest part.  Perfect to gift a ring or earrings.

IMG_8047 copyThis heart box had to house a necklace so needed a sheet twice as large and I needed it in a hurry.  Lucky for me, there was Deserres!  They carry large format sheets that I cut to size.  As you see here, I put in adders so the necklace would be displayed nicely. 

This was the first origami project I invested time in since temporarily closing shop.  It was very enjoyable folding experience, and it’s a useful item to make!


IzzyGumbo said...

outstandingly cute! Wonderful artworks.

Origami University said...

This heart shaped box looks absolutely amazing!