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Video Tutorial – “Eternal Flame Container” – Pentagonal version

A model design by Leyla Torres

Origami - Eternal flame container - Pentagonal Form - Design of Leyla Torres

Do you like to fold origami containers? You’re in luck! Here at Origami Spirit, we feature origami containers we’re sure you’ll enjoy. You can find origami box and container models in this gallery >>> HERE

This is the second of two tutorials making “The Eternal Flame Container“. The first tutorial teaches a square version of this model; the second version––described in this post––teaches the pentagonal form.

I developed this design when revisiting an idea shared in our Joy of Origami design course (Module 5, section 4). In this case, the basic design of the box was advanced a few steps and I experimented with locks of different sizes. This tutorial is to make the PENTAGONAL version of The Eternal Flame Container.

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Tips and suggestions for making the Eternal Flame Container

  • To make The Eternal Flame Container you need two pieces of paper in the shape of a pentagon. One is for the container and another for the star-shaped lock or flame.
  • To make pentagons follow the included video. When you make this model for the first time, begin with a sheet of paper that’s at least 8.5 x 8.5 inches (about 21 x 21 cm.) for the container. The paper for the lock is slightly smaller being made from a square whose side is 5/8 the size of the larger sheet.
  • The model demonstrated uses kami paper. For a more rigid model use: Copy PaperTant, or Stardream.
  • Paper can have different colors on each side or be the same color on both sides.
  • When using dual-color paper, the outside of the container shows one color, the inside the other.
  • The lock shows both sides of the paper.
  • Both the container and the lock are made from a pentagonal windmill base.
  • In the video, I show a special way to fold this model to avoid unnecessary creases.

This is a selection of other origami tutorials you will find within Origamigos

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