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How to Make a Paper Shelf –Perfect for Origami Models and Miniatures

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Looking for an elegant and easy way to display the origami figures you make? Or perhaps for a collection of miniatures or toys? This easy-to-make paper shelf is a perfect way to showcase your treasures!

The designer of this shelf, V’Ann Cornelius, used these origami shelves for the many exhibitions she helped organize at the Origami USA annual convention.

We should consider her vision when displaying our origami, “To build an environment that rests on two concepts: respect for the art of origami and respect for the visitors”.

Diagrams for this paper shelf are found in Issue #92 of The Paper (The Magazine of Origami USA) and the video tutorial is presented here by permission.

The following video shows how to make an origami shelf

Materials you need

  • At least two square pieces of paper (about 8.5 x 8.5 inches) cut from a letter-size printer paper.

Tips to fold the Paper Shelf

  • One of the pieces you will be using is to create a folding template. You can use it to create shelves that have a consistent width.
  • You can use regular printing paper or a little thicker such as cardstock.
  • If you use thicker paper you might want to consider using an inkless pen and a ruler to score the paper.

We would love to see your origami shelf and how you use it. Join our Facebook Group and post a picture so we all can see it and applaud your work!

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Renee Schaeren October 24, 2021, 3:32 am

    Great little shelf. If you hang it upside down, you get two smaller platforms. Then if you stand it on a flat surface (tucking the big flap under) and put another one back to back you have four small spaces that you can rotate and admire four little treasures.

    • Leyla Torres October 25, 2021, 10:46 pm

      All great ideas, Renee, Thank you for sharing them!

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