With this origami-how-to book, learn how to fold unique gift boxes that are as unique as the treasures they hold!
Considered the most famous living origami master, Tomoko Fuse is known for her expertise in box-folding and other origami paper craft styles. The simple flat box, or tato, is an excellent introduction to the art of beginner origami and allows readers to "start small," then build to more intricate pieces.
Handmade paper boxes are an expression of origami crafts at their very best. Experiment with different thicknesses, textures, and origami paper designs of paper for a true one-of-a-kind presentation.
Step by step instructions and diagrams guide you from start to finish as you create: Flat boxes in several different shapes Boxes with multifaceted tops Box tops with spiraled flourishes And so much moreOrigami box folding is a relaxing and satisfying craft for all levels of expertise and—with a little practice and this easy origami book—gift-giving will never be the same.
Origami master Fuse's brilliant book is an almost wordless pictorial road map to creating palm-size paper boxes and containers. At first glance, the projects look daunting: the layout combines limited text with a series of step-by-step diagrams, accompanied by photos of the finished products made of paper in a variety of vibrant colors and patterns. Fuse starts with the traditional Matsu box, a simple four-sided square box folded from a single sheet of paper, then follows with instructions for the lid. Each successive box is made with additional folds to form a variety of different shapes triangles, rectangles, pyramid shapes, and octagonal boxes with extravagant lids made of several paper sizes folded into the shape of elaborate flowers. With clearly drawn instructions and photographed finished projects, the book is an excellent introduction to an ancient art form.