• The color blocking creates a lightning bolt shape inside the pinwheel design
  • Variations on the pinwheel form adorn the top and bottom
  • A little embellishment, like this paper flower, can bring a box to life
  • A busy floral print pairs well with a solid color like this happy blue
  • The light blue paper also picks up the same blue in the washi print

Stores are filled with origami packs that contain only a few sheets of the same design, perfect for these boxes which require just eight units to complete. Pair your prints with a solid and then only four sheets of each is needed, a very easy requirement to meet, even for those with small paper stocks.

Color blocking is an effective way to add intrigue to these simple pinwheel designs from Tomoko. It is a technique I use with frequency when designing these little boxes.

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Square Box with Pinwheel Lid by Tomoko Fuse
  • 8 units
  • 3 inches square


Tant origami paper, Chiyogami print, Paper flower

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