DRESS YOUR DESK IN STYLE WITH THESE ORIGAMI PEN HOLDERS.in craft, diy, origami, paper crafts
I love coming up with new ways to add a handmade touch to my desk. Lately it's been starting to look a little neglected and cluttered so I decided to make these origami box pen holders to help keep it neat and tidy.
1. Start with a letter size (11 inches x 8.5 inches) piece of vellum or paper.
2. Fold in half and open back out.
3. Fold the 2 sides in to meet at the center fold.
4. Open back out and fold back in half along that center fold.
5. With the center fold on the right hand side, fold the bottom right corner up to meet the center crease. Repeat and do the same with the top right corner.
6. On the left hand side fold the top layer of the bottom left corner to the center. Do the same for the top left corner.
7. Fold the bottom edge up along the top of the triangles. Open back out and do the same on the opposite side.
8. Open out and lay flat with the triangles at the top. Your paper should look like a house.
9. Take the bottom layer with the triangle corners and fold up. Press this flat.
10. Lift this layer up to reveal a pocket. Lift and pull back to make the back and 2 sides of your box. You may need to refold along the side creases to help form your box.
11. Rotate your box to the side and bring the 2 points marked in the bottom right photo together. You can see more in the next photo below.
12. As you bring the 2 corners together a triangle wing will form. Press this flat and crease.
13. Stand your box up and wrap the wing around to the side. Tuck the wing into the triangle pocket.
14. Lay your box on it's side and repeat the steps above. Bring the 2 corners together and press the wing flat.
15. To finish wrap around and tuck under the triangle pocket.
I made my pen holders using some vellum from American Crafts. It's another of those supplies I've been hoarding instead of using. I've been holding onto it for so long that they don't even make this range anymore but you can find the rest of the Maggie Holmes vellum here. An alternative would be to use coloured paper like this one or maybe some double sided scrapbook paper.
What do you think?
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