Thursday, July 25, 2013

Tutorial: Easy Origami Leaf Pocket Envelope

Make a quick pocket envelope with this easy tutorial!

Cute isn't it? It just takes a few steps. Learn the basics and let your imagination run free.

Here's what you will need:
  • A4 paper (printer paper, 70-80 gms)
  • Imagination ;)
Take a sheet of A4 paper, color of choice, and fold diagonally.

Open the fold. Then fold from other side.

When you open the paper, you will find an X formed from the creases.

Next, take the left corner and bring it towards the center of the X.

Open the fold. Now you have a line which will form the base of the leaf folds.

Fold the corner such that it meets the base line.

Open the fold. You have made two guide lines:

Next, make accordion folds. You could go on instinct but a much neater method will be to continue halving the portions. Now, with the initial two guide lines, fold so that the two lines meet.

open the fold. You have three lines. fold again to make a small division like so:

Halve it still, for a very small division.

This may clarify:

This is the fold-size you want:

Continue folding till you have folded the entire corner section. This is what it will look like:

Almost done with the leaf! Pinch the middle of the folds to make a diagonal fold. Since we did this in our first two steps, the fold will be easy and accurate.

Here is what it will look like after folding:

Fold the paper in half like so:

Next, fold the accordion side inwards.

Here's what it will look like:

Open the half fold.

Now fold the two corners, such that they meet on the center crease.

Fold in half again.

To form the envelope, we have to fold it so it forms a neat little pocket. Here  is the trick: See the little line? This is where we will fold the long corner outwards.

This is what it will look like:

Here is the back:

See this little triangle?

Fold it inwards and tuck!

Here is your pocket envelope!

Let your imagination run wild with these little guys ;)

1 comment:

  1. I have made this and it is awesome. Thank you :)