Sure, you can fold a crane, or maybe even a pin-wheel, but the items on this list take origami to a new and functional level. It’s time to check out these cool origami instructions and fold up some neat stuff you can use in your daily life!
Who would have thought that origami could be more than just decorative pieces or fun paper folding tricks? As the paper folding ideas on this list prove, there are tons of helpful and useful origami tricks you can use in every day life. Best of all, these instructions are actually simple to follow. Seriously, even you can handle these!
Need a functional water cup? Fold one! Need to keep your chips fresh? Just origami the heck out of that packaging! Is your shirt drawer a mess? Why not get it in order with some fun origami instructions? The ideas on this list prove that origami is more than just paper folding tricks. It can actually make your life a lot easier.
Rather than just writing off origami as just something bored people do in class, check out this list, which is full of origami you can use in everyday life.
Star Gift Box
Instead of wrapping a gift, just fold it up in this gift star box, by following the above video instructions.
Now you don’t have to figure out how to prop up your phone with random found things! FaceTime and watching movies on your phone just got so easy with these instructions.
Two Cup Pencil Holder
Get your pens in order with paper and these instructions for a two cup pencil holder.
Want to fill your origami vase with origami roses? The above video tutorial has you covered.
This Chip Bag Trick
Keep your chips fresh (on the off chance you’re not going to just eat them all) with this awesome trick! Just flattening, folding, and some origami magic are all you need to ditch the chip clip.
3D Origami Vase
You won’t want to fill this vase with water, but you can put some cut flowers in it. Simply follow the above instructions.
Fold Your Own Wallet
Tired of your old wallet? Why not pick out your own paper pattern and fold your own money holder with these instructions?
Helpful Scissors Case
Keep hands safe from sharp scissors with this cute tutorial for a rabbit-inspired scissors case.
You don’t need to buy frames when you can fold your own! Follow these instructions.
Organize Your Plastic Bags
Rather than just stuffing your plastic bags into other plastic bags, organize them with this neat folding trick.
Make a Functional Box
Need a box to hold small or large trinkets? Make your own! Instructions here!
Business Card Display
Don’t have a fancy business card holder? Make your own with these instructions!
Keep those chopsticks covered with this instructional video.
Send a Letter in an Origami Envelope
Create an envelope that will stay together without glue or staples with just some folds and this handy tutorial.
Drinking Cup Out of a Sheet of Paper
Need a cup but only have some paper? Follow these instructions to figure out how to fold your own cup.
Rather than a clump of tissues in your purse, why not follow these instructions to create your own origami tissue holder?
Folded Place Card Holders
You don’t need to buy fancy place card holders. All you have to do is follow these instructions!
Chopstick Holder with Chopstick Wrapper
Why throw the chopstick wrapper away when you can use it as a holder by just following these instructions?
Banish condensation rings and circles on your coffee table with these homemade, folded coasters.
Keep Toothpicks Organized
Follow these instructions to see how to keep your toothpicks organized in one spot! This is perfect for storing in a jacket pocket or your purse.
Cool Off with a Fan
Keep yourself cool by folding this cute origami fan! All you have to do is accordion fold and follow these instructions.