Thursday, April 7, 2011
In response to Regula (thank you so much, for your comments), there are several books on the art of Origami on Amazon. Tomoko Fuse has written a couple of my favorites, which show step by step instructions.
All shapes and all sizes are fun to try, but I must admit, I prefer square boxes. First of all, they're more sturdy. Remember, these are made with thin paper, and I'm a purist who doesn't use scissors or glue...not one smidgen. Don't let that stop you from using a bit of glue here and there, if you're having trouble at the beginning. Patience is definitely a plus, if you're going to attempt these. Some boxes take an average of more than 100 folds to complete.
The lid of this box is only about 2 inches in diameter! Isn't the paper gorgeous? You can also find paper cut to size on the Internet...every color you can imagine, from plain colors to beautiful prints and florals.
Another thing to keep in mind is this: The larger the box is, the more fragile it is, so bear that in mind. Start small.
The types of boxes and the color combinations are endless. In Origami, the inside of the box is as important as the outside, so take your time, and practice neat and accurate folds. Good Luck!