Hydrangea Ribbon Box (Dáša Ševerová and Shuzo Fujimoto): Instructions

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Origami Tutorial: Hydrangea Ribbon Box (Dáša Ševerová and Shuzo Fujimoto)

Paper used in this video: two squares with a side length of 35 com or 13 3/4 in
Finished model: box with a side length of 6.5 cm or 2 5/8 in and a height of 5.5 cm or 2 1/8 in

This video describes how to fold a fantastic origami hydrangea ribbon box designed by Dáša Ševerová, which features the hydrangea designed by Shuzo Fujimoto.
Dáša Ševerová and Shuzo Fujimoto kindly gave me permission to make this video accessible to you.


Very nice box! I think it's a bit too tight, just my opinion. The craft paper is very nice, but isn't it too thick to work with? With all the layers it must have been tough to fold.

Do you know if the designer Dasa has published a book? Amazing that you know by heart how to fold so many models ;-)
I am looking for the book from Fujimoto but I cannot find it. Any tips are welcome :-)


thanks again for video. nice and good for learning. I have one question: I used 2 35x35 squares but the lid come out a little smaller. then I made with36x36 and again small or the same size. then I made 37x37. this time ok. what do u think about it? why such kind of things happen?
Best regards and happyfolding

It might be the paper thickness. But when folding the box you can adjust some creases to make it smaller instead of using larger paper. Check step 68 of Dasa's photo diagrams: https://www.flickr.c...

Hope this helps,

-- Sara

I check it and it was my fault, in "box" folding at one point we must fold to the upper line of central square and I fold to the center so it makes the width larger. After removing the error everything goes on right track.
thanks again for your good site and best wishes and happyfolding

Dear Mrs Sara Adams, I did some calculations on this beautiful origami. The results are as below:
If a is the length of primary square then the dimensions of the box body is (3*a/16 x 3*a/16 x a/8) and the dimensions of the lid will be (3*a/16 x 3*a/16 x 3*a/32).
Thanks again and,
best wishes and happy folding.

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