How to Make an Origami Wallet

Learn how to make an origami wallet with this origami video from Howcast.

Transcript

These are the instructions for an Origami wallet.

So for this Origami wallet, I'm going to use 6 inch paper, but if you want one that's more life size, you might want to use 12 or even a little bit larger. This will be a smaller version of the wallet.

The first step, go ahead and pick a sheet and then start with the color side up, and we're going to fold a book fold where you want the bottom edge to go all the way up to the top edge. And make sure they line up nice and precisely. So once they get right on the right spot, go ahead and make a good crease across the bottom, and open that up.

Now we're going to do the other book fold as well. So go ahead and take the bottom edge on the other side, and fold it up. That's going to give us a good plus sign in the middle of the paper. We can find out exactly where the middle of the paper is.

Next we're going to flip it over, looking at the white hand side, and we're going to fold two corners at the top. We're going to make two blintz folds where those two corners are going to come exactly into the middle of the paper. Again you want to be nice and precise, as accurate as you can be, so that they're right up next to each other, but they're not overlapping at all, like that.

Next we're going to take the bottom edge right here, and fold it up to meet those corners right up like this. So there should be little to no white showing. You want all the colors on top there.

Next open these two flaps up, right like this, and we're going to now fold those two flaps into the middle, just like this. They're going to lie right on that line that we created when we folded this down. So we open it up,fold it down right onto that line. Do the best you can to try and make this so that they don't slide over too much, just try and get them where they come straight into that center line.

Next we're going to do a kite fold, so go ahead and take the top edge right here, and right here. We're going to rotate that over, so that it lines up, right on that line we created with the blintz fold. So fold that down, come over to the other side, and fold that one down as well, just like that.

Next step, we're going to rotate those down one more time. They're going to come down on both sides, like that. That's usually in the crease we already created.

Next, flip the entire wallet over and we're going to fold these two points, these two edges right there. We're going to fold those into the middle. Go ahead and rotate that over. Fold that down, see how it lines up right on that middle line, like that. Right over like that.

Next step, after we fold these two guys in, we're going to take this bottom edge, and we're going to fold it up. And there should be a good line right there already developed, we can fold that right on and it should end up right at the base of this triangle right there.

And then lastly we're going to fold this triangle down over the top. Just like this, there's a couple of flaps of paper there, but that's alright. Go ahead and fold that down over the top of it. And what that's going to do, once that flap is down there, we're going to open up these two flaps right here and tuck that triangle inside those two flaps of paper.

Once that happens you can see, we've created an entire billfold. You can fold it in half. It makes a nice little wallet, just like that. It opens up, and that's where you'd put the bills.

And that is an Origami wallet.

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