Creation of Origami Lamps with Paper

A course by Cartoncita , Origami and Set Design Specialist

Origami and Set Design Specialist. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined August 2014

Learn to create a 3D lamp with basic folding techniques

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 91% positive reviews (158)
  • 3661 students

Learn to create a 3D lamp with basic folding techniques

"We tend to think of origami as a children's game, but it's also a contemporary design technique used to create functional and decorative pieces for clothing, furniture, architecture, jewelry, and more." Estela Moreno, better known as Cartoncita, has built an entire career based on this ancient but timeless art form, specializing in origami art and set design.

In this course, join Cartoncita to learn to create original origami lamps with basic techniques. Discover the tools, materials, diagrams, and essential paper-folding methods you need in order to design a lamp brimming with vibrant colors, rich textures, elegant simplicity, and maximum expressiveness.

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What will you learn in this online course?

12 lessons & 20 downloads

Influences II
7 minutes, 35 seconds
9 minutes, 26 seconds
Choose and design the lamp
1 minute, 54 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 91% positive reviews (158)
  • 3661 students
  • 12 lessons (2h 17m)
  • 20 additional resources (15 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Design, fold, and assemble your own origami lamp.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Illustrators, designers, and anyone who wants to explore origami to handcraft unique, personalized objects that can be displayed beautifully in any space or given as a gift.

Requirements and materials

You don’t need prior knowledge of origami art to take this course. All you need is patience to follow directions step by step as you relax, enjoy, and let your creativity flow.

As for materials, you need different types of paper, a paper-folding tool, double-sided tape, a craft knife, a ruler, a paper cutter, clothespins, scissors, and a lamp holder.


3661 Students
158 Reviews
91% Positive ratings


A course by Cartoncita

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Origami and Set Design Specialist

Estela Moreno, better known as Cartoncita, left her office job at a bank to follow her passion for fashion. After her first fashion show and several collaborations with Gaudì, she realized that her ultimate goal in this field was to take on creative projects that would pose a new challenge every time. That’s why she decided to specialize in theater costume design and set design. Her passion for creative work naturally led her to create Cartoncita, a personal business where paper took center stage. Through this project, Estela revives traditional craft techniques like origami, adapting them to new technology and a more contemporary vision.

Cartoncita has done advertising work for Vespa, Samsung, and La Roca Village, filling up the rest of her time with window dressing, theater, and set design. Her desire to share her love for origami has motivated her to hold lamp-making workshops, and she has also collaborated with the big-name fashion brand Hermès, for which she created exclusive origami horses with scarves. On top of all that, in 2015, she published her first book Lámparas de origami with 15 basic and modular origami projects.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences I
    • Influences II
  • U2

    Tools, materials and basic folding techniques

    • materials
    • Basic folding, diagrams and types of origami
  • U3

    Create a lamp

    • Choose and design the lamp
    • Transfer the lines of the folds I
    • Transfer the lines of the folds II
    • Fold the transferred lines I
    • Fold the transferred lines II
    • Closing the lamp and installing the fixture
  • U4

    Other Applications

    • Other Applications
  • FP

    Final project

    • Creation of Origami lamps with paper

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Creation of Origami Lamps with Paper. Craft course by Cartoncita

Creation of Origami Lamps with Paper

A course by Cartoncita
Origami and Set Design Specialist. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined August 2014
  • 91% positive reviews (158)
  • 3661 students