Easy origami desk organisers tutorial

Easy origami desk organisers

Whether you’re a paper-folding newbie or an origami queen, get set for a totally fun paper project. We’re big fans of geometric shapes so, inspired by origami and the art of folding, we’ve asked Suzie Attaway to share her tutorial for this gorgeous on-trend, 3D origami pot. They’re ideal for giving a home to small things – pencils, scissors, paintbrushes or even a small posy of flowers.

We’ve given one example of size, but you can adapt it as you wish and choose whatever papers take your fancy. These pots are so easy to make, so ideal for beginners. Just print off our template, choose your paper, and cut, fold and glue.

Materials

DIY easy origami desk organisers

Easy origami desk organisers

1.

DIY easy origami desk organisers

Enlarge the template to your desired size and print on paper – you may need to stick sheets of paper together for a large sized polyhedron pot. Cut out the template, and place on the coloured paper – again, you may need to stick more than one sheet together. Draw around the template with a pencil and ruler. 

2.

DIY easy origami desk organisers

Remove the template and use it as a guide to draw the lines that form the triangles and tabs onto the coloured paper with a pencil and ruler.

3.

DIY easy origami desk organisers

Carefully cut around the outline, including the ends of the tabs, with a craft knife and ruler.

4.

DIY easy origami desk organisers

Score the pencil lines as shown as the dotted lines on the template using the blunt side of the craft knife. 

5.

DIY easy origami desk organisers

Fold the triangles and tabs, making neat, sharp creases, ready for assembly.

6.

DIY easy origami desk organisers

Working on one tab at a time, apply a little glue and stick to the adjacent triangle. Hold for a few minutes, and then move on to the next tab.

7.

DIY easy origami desk organisers

The polyhedron will soon begin to take shape. Continue until all the tabs are stuck, and a triangular hole is left on one side.

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DIY easy origami desk organisers

Suzie’s easy origami tutorial means you can create loads of desk organisers in different sizes and colours. Make sure you allow your desk organisers to completely dry before using. Share your desk organisers with us using #molliemakers on InstagramTwitter and Facebook. And for more crafty projects subscribe to Mollie Makes