Introduction: Decorative Origami Cube 2

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This is an alternative design to my Decorative Origami Cube 1 instructable (yeah, I got creative with the names...) that doesn't use thirds.

This Cube is a cool-looking modular piece requiring 12 squares of paper.
I used 3 different colors, but you can do whatever you want.

Step 1: Fold the Units

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Fold twelve of these guys. You can do different color combinations, but I've found that paper with color on one side, white on the other looks the coolest.

btw the green lines mean fold...

Step 2: Assemble the Cube

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Just follow the pictures


lunchboxslayer27 (author)2009-06-24

im cold! someone turn my fan off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


YellowZealot (author)2009-09-03

That worked out fantastically. I wish I had a camera to take a pic

Me robot (author)YellowZealot2017-05-10

use your webcam to take a pic

khadija4560 (author)2017-01-15

this was sorda hard, but I made it

JinxyHollows (author)2016-08-03

Yet another one that does not have the complete set of instructions. If you are going to show people how to do something with pictures please atleast show every single fold, not just what it looks like in between.

GourangA1 made it! (author)2016-07-14

Great cube. Thanks. I was able to complete it. The assembly is a bit tricky but satisfying after it is done.

Logan Tai (author)2016-02-05

Hey I was wondering if I can use this on my website?

wajihakanwal (author)2015-09-17

ohhhh last two units assemblage is really quite difficult but i have done it and enjoyed it hahaha

madihahI (author)2015-07-28

it is too fiddly for me to assemble it and please could you make a video or write instructions to make it easier for me please.

gippy00 (author)2011-08-29

hey what is the fold in the 4th picture is ti half 4ths or thirds?

sophiadou (author)2011-02-28


afvet65 (author)2010-06-08

The instructions were easy to follow! This was a great way to have fun with my Geometry classes! Thank you!!

pholt (author)2010-05-31

Great Instructable! Clear and precise! I'm using this for a school project on Origami. Thanks!

blaver (author)2010-03-25

hey i  think this and your other cube are really cool! i was just wondering if they're the same size?

jabapyth (author)blaver2010-03-25

this one is a bit larger

lake75 (author)2009-12-07

Very fun! Thank you for posting this. It went a lot faster then I thought it would.

altrobot (author)2009-10-13

this is great and simple, very nicely presented and a good instructable!

kog103 (author)2009-10-09

That worked out wonderfully! Really good, clear instruction, and very good pictures. I really like the result! Thanks!

sudoku_maze (author)2009-08-26

im really new in this field the last step in step 1 i really cant understand it can u give me the step in words. thankz

jabapyth (author)sudoku_maze2009-08-26

i'm not quite sure what you mean -- are do you have a single unit assembled?

ntthuhang03 (author)2009-07-26

It's really nice! I like it very much ;-)

jabapyth (author)ntthuhang032009-07-26

glad you like it :)

crak-a-bottle (author)2009-07-17

wow . . . so much fun and so simple

and it's started a phase at school now.


yays! thanku

jabapyth (author)crak-a-bottle2009-07-17

solid :D school trends are fun to start, glad I could help.

RoboZapper (author)2009-07-09


troy001234 (author)2009-06-22

This is great!

inergy (author)2009-05-25

I made one into a helmet ROFL:)

jabapyth (author)inergy2009-05-25

seriously? post a photo!

inergy (author)jabapyth2009-05-26

The paper in the middle is A4 square camera's blurred, cut down the picture to just the cube :) couldn't make me wearing it cause to fragile :(

jabapyth (author)inergy2009-05-26

wow that is huge! impressive

nangle (author)2009-05-08

the instruction are really clear but what size did you make the squares to begin with??

jabapyth (author)nangle2009-05-16

ah sorry about that ;) the size doesn't really matter... but I used 2" squares

moomooman (author)2009-04-09

sweet instructable very straight through

joyride68 (author)2009-02-19

I'm excited about trying to make this cube but I have a question about the fold shown in picture 5 of step 1. What is the proportion of this fold? Is it 1/3? Or is it okay to use any proportion as long as you are consistent between all of the units you fold?

jabapyth (author)joyride682009-02-20

sorry, i guess that was really unclear >.< It's supposed to be a third (and I've added a note to that effect), but you could probably get away with something other than a third......try it and tell me how it turns out! :)

joyride68 (author)jabapyth2009-03-03

It worked beautifully! I can't believe how simple it is and yet it comes out very solid and sturdy. At first glance I thought step 2 was going to give me problems, but by following the pictures carefully I figured it out pretty quickly. Now I'll have to check out your first cube...

jabapyth (author)joyride682009-03-03

Im glad you met with success good luck with the other cube!

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