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Origami Book shaped Box
These are step by step instructions for
folding a real great book shaped box model.
use any kind of a4-size paper you like for folding the book shaped box.
The other side is completely white.
Valley-fold over these three lines.
Pull the edge of the lid behind the white edge of the box,
the corner to the left by making a valley-fold over the line on the
left and a mountain-fold over the line on the right.
Do the same with the corner indicated by the pink arrow.
the layers between the two large arrows against each other, then fold
them together over the short yellow line.
Do the same on the other corner, see small arrows.
over the line on the right first, then over the line on the left.
Now the lid gets the same width as the box, see pink arrow.
over the yellow line.
Fold a little to the right of the edge of the box, see pink arrow.
over this line.
over the short yellow line on the right and mountain-fold over the one
on the left. Do the same on the edge below.
Valley-fold over the pink line while you do this.
an inside reverse fold on these two corners.
sharper folding lines, if necessary.
Do the same on the other two edges, see pink arrows.
over these three lines, then turn the model.
the three white edges straight upwards.
First the edge on the right, then the two on the left.
Letters cut out pattern
is a video by Joost Langeveld which also has instructions for the book
Joost is a popular artist from the Netherlands:
Pink and white roses pattern
can use any kind of paper you like for folding the book shaped box,
these are just a few examples of some real nice papers: