Origami Video Tutorial – Advent Calendar Box

A model design of Leyla Torres

An origami model titled "Advent Calendar Box" designed by Leyla Tores

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This Advent Calendar box design is a combination of Alexandra Ramirez’s Candy Coffin and the traditional Masu Box and can be made with any square piece of paper.

For the Advent calendar, you will make a set of 24 boxes, then insert the watercolor pictures which are included as a high-resolution printable download in the post. Number the boxes according to the day of the month they are to be opened, and arrange them on a tabletop as suggested below, or as you wish.

When a box is opened, fold the top flaps to the inside. Pinch the corners, then shape the box into a star so the image is seen through the star-shaped opening.

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Tips and suggestions for making the origami Advent Calendar Box

  • In the video, this model is demonstrated using thin kami paper, but any other firm and thin paper would be appropriate.
  • Use a piece of paper at least 6×6 inches (15x15cm.)
  • Both sides of the paper are visible in the final model.
  • When learning this model, use a solid-color piece of paper so that you can easily spot the folding points of reference.
  • Additional suggestions available within the membership.

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