Origami Star Box Tutorial

Origami Star Box Tutorial
Chrissy Pk
Project Overview
  • Total Time: 1 hr
  • Yield: 1 box
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

This pretty traditional origami star box is a great item to make throughout the year for presenting snacks or for storing trinkets and jewelry. This box looks festive during the holidays, such as during Christmas for displaying nuts or chocolates orĀ at Easter to hold mini-Easter chocolate eggs and placed on the dinner table or given as gifts to small children.

All you need is one piece of square paper to make this box. This origami project would be suitable for beginners who have already learned a few basic origami items like the origami masu box and other simple beginner origami projects where you'll learn to make an origami square base.

What You'll Need


  • 1 piece 8-inch by 8-inch solid colored paper


  1. Make the Square Base

    Start off by making a classic origami square base.

    1. Starting with your paper, fold it in half left to right and up to down.
    2. Flip the paper over.
    3. Fold the paper diagonally in half both ways.
    4. Now you can pick the paper up, folding in half and pushing the diagonal folds into the center.
    Making the square base
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  2. Fold the Edges to the Middle

    1. Start with your square base upside down, so that the flaps are at the top.
    2. Fold the right edge to the middle crease.
    3. Repeat on the left.
    Folding to the Middle
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  3. Continue Folding

    1. Open out the right flap that you just folded, and flatten as shown in 9.
    2. Repeat on the left.
    3. Fold the right side of the flattened flap behind.
    4. Repeat on the left side.
    5. Now repeat that process on the other side of the model.
    Folding the paper
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  4. Fold Into a Triangle

    1. You should now have this.
    2. Fold the bottom point up.
    3. Unfold the previous fold.
    4. Fold one layer down.
    5. Repeat the last step on the other 3 sides.
    Forming a Triangle
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  5. Finish the Box

    1. You should have this.
    2. Carefully open out the box by pulling the flaps.
    3. Push the bottom up and straighten out the bottom edges.

    Remember, it takes practice to get the box just right.

    Completing the box
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