Creation of Origami Lamps with Paper

A course by Cartoncita
Expert in Origami and Scenery. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined August 2014
, Expert in Origami and Scenery

Learn to create a 3D lamp with basic folding techniques

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (149)
  • 3179 students

Learn to create a 3D lamp with basic folding techniques

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (149)
  • 3179 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
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

In this course of Estela Moreno (Cartoncita) -expert in origami and scenography- you will learn the basic techniques of creating origami lamps.

You will discover the necessary materials and tools, basic folding of paper and diagrams to make your own origami lamp based on simplicity, the game of textures and color looking for maximum expressivity from simplicity.

As Cartoncita comments, "we associate origami to a children's game but it is also a contemporary design technique from which functional and decorative products are extracted applicable to clothing, furniture, architecture, jewelry, etc."

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Tools, materials and basic folding techniques
  • U3
    U3. Create a lamp
  • U4
    U4. Other apps
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will begin to learn more about Cartoncita's work, her career, her influences, her tastes and some of her favorite books.

Below you will discover the tools, materials and basic techniques of folding paper, diagrams and origami types. "Paper and cardboard are economical, recyclable materials with multiple possibilities" , explains Cartoncita. "Apparently static and flat, after folding, the paper takes three-dimensionality and speaks through its shadows".

Once you have become familiar with the basics, you will go through the process of designing a lamp by learning to create the first sketches, transfer the lines to the folds, fold the transferred lines and close the project to perform the installation on the wall.

Finally, Cartoncita will talk about other applications of origami and the endless stylistic possibilities it offers.

What is this course's project?

The final project of the course is to design, fold and create your own origami lamp.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To illustrators and designers who want to get away from the computer, to anyone who is interested or curious about origami and handmade things, those who want to create a unique and personal object for their office, home or to give and surprise.

Requirements and materials

You do not have to be an artist or an expert in anything. You will not use a computer or technology, you will only have to have patience, go step by step, relax, meditate and enjoy, letting yourself be carried so that your hands go alone.

Regarding the materials you will need: different types of paper, folding paper, double-sided tape, cutter, ruler, guillotine, tweezers, scissors and lamp holders.


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A course by Cartoncita

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Expert in Origami and Scenery

Estela Moreno de Cartoncita left her job in a bank office to dedicate herself to what she liked best, the fashion world.

He studied styling and his first parade and some collaboration on the Gaudí catwalk, made him realize that what he really wanted in this discipline was to develop a purely creative work, where each project was a new challenge.

For this reason he specialized in theatrical costume design and set design. And that's how Cartoncita came about, a personal project where paper and cardboard took center stage. To do this, Estela recovers traditional manual techniques, such as origami, to adapt them to new technologies and a more contemporary vision.

Cartoncita has done advertising work for Vespa, Samsung and La Roca Village. Paralelamente the window dressing, the theater and the ephemeral spaces occupy great part of their activity. In addition, the need to share his love for origami has made him teach workshops of lamps or participate with the fashion brand Hermès for which he made exclusive origami caballitos with handkerchiefs. In 2015 he also published his first book, "Lamps of Origami", with 15 projects of basic and modular origami.


  • 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 apps

    • Other apps
  • 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
Expert in Origami and Scenery. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined August 2014
  • 95% positive reviews (149)
  • 3179 students