• This attractive but quirky paper needed a fun theme, like Hello Kitty
  • The lid, bottom and insides of this box have a pinwheel design
  • The lid and bottom are symmetrically color blocked
  • The underside of the box is so pretty it could be reversible
  • I made this embellishment by hand from a sticker and some cardboard
  • This paper is iridescent and embossed with little squiggles

You may recognize this paper. It’s from a popular and large commercial origami brand that if used unwisely, might make a finished piece look cheap and gaudy. For that reason, I decided it needed a theme, something that gave the tacky colors a reason to be. So I found these adorable Sanrio stickers with matching iridescent blues and greens and fashioned a Hello Kitty embellishment for the lid and everything turned out better than expected.

This is kami paper so the finished product is light and crisp yet perfectly functional. I also can get behind the squiggly texture of the paper as it lends itself to breaking up the light and bringing out the iridescent hues.

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Square Box (Wheel) by Tomoko Fuse
  • 8 units
  • 3 inches square


Iridescent embossed kami, Sanrio sticker

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