Hexagonal Twist Box Calendar


This Hexagonal Twist Box Calendar Pen Holder was designed by Jeremy Shafer; it is a variation of Tomoko Fuse and Shuzo Fujimoto’s twist box. Yaacov Metzger converted the pen colder into a calendar.

This model is unique in that it does not divide the paper into 1/7 divisions. Folding the crease pattern is easy but collapsing the paper into the final model is a bit tricky. Be sure to watch the video to see how it is done.

Print out the Hexagonal Twist Box Calendar template

Turn over to work on back side. Make pinch folds at the 1/2 mark and at the 1/4 mark.

Fold the bottom edge to the 1/4 mark.

Fold the top edge to the 1/4 mark. This makes a crease at 1/8 distance from top. Unfold.

Fold the top edge to the 1/8 mark. This makes a crease at 1/16 distance from the top. Unfold completely.

Fold the bottom edge to the crease line as shown. Unfold

Fold the top-left corner to the 1/8 mark as shown. This makes a triangular flap.

Fold the right-edge to the edge of the triangular flap.
Fold the folded-right-edge to the left edge. Unfold.


Fold the folded-right-edge to the crease line made above. Unfold. This leaves a crease line that separates the months into pairs.

Fold the left-edge to the crease line. This separates the months into pairs at the back of the page. Unfold completely.

Make a diagonal fold at the bottom of the paper. Anchor the left-edge of the paper and fold the left-corner so it meets the crease line (join green dots).


Repeat until you have 8 diagonal creases. See video on how to make the 7th and 8th creases (tricky).

Mountain fold the bottom-edge up. Make fold so it passes through the intersecting crease lines (where diagonal crease crosses vertical crease).


Re-enforce the creases and then collapse into a Hexagonal Twist Box Calendar Pen Holder. Be sure to orient the creases properly before you collapse (valley folds / mountain folds) See video for tips on how to collapse the paper.


Take note:
    1. Long vertical crease are valley.
    2. Diagonal creases are valley.
    3. Lower vertical creases are mountain,


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