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Origami Coin Purse

This is fun and functional origami coin purse. Use a bright and colorful paper and you'll end up with a very cute coin purse that can rival the designer ones!

 

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So this is really a simple origami. The most difficult step in folding this particular origami is diving the paper into thirds!

Now it would be easy if the paper was exactly at 6 inches but no, it is 5 7/8 inches. So don't even try dividing that!

The paper is actually 15 cm in the metric system, so 15cm divided by 3 is 5cm - easy!

OK, let's not get ahead of ourselves. Let's start folding!

 

Origami Coin Purse Step 1: Start with a 6 inch (15cm) square origami paper, color side down.

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Origami Coin Purse Step 2: Fold it in half, horizontally.

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Origami Coin Purse Step 3: Now comes the "difficult" part. Measure 5 cm from the right edge and mark it. Fold it at the mark. Crease well.

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Origami Coin Purse Step 4: Now open up the fold you just made, and we're going to make a squash fold. Open the paper slightly, and press it flat to form a triangle.

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Origami Coin Purse Step 5: Now repeat Step 4 for the left side. Mark 5 cm from the left, fold and crease well at the mark. Then open back up the fold, and make a squash fold.

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Origami Coin Purse Step 6: Flip paper over.

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Origami Coin Purse Step 7: Now we will on the dash lines shown below. First fold the right side over, crease well. Then fold the left side over. Crease well.

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Origami Coin Purse Step 8: Fold the top flap down to meet the upper edge as shown in the photo below.

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Origami Coin Purse Step 9: Then fold the entire top flap down.

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Origami Coin Purse Step 10: Now make a mountain fold on the diagonal line shown in the photo below. Once you've done that, you can tuck away the entire right side of the flap.

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Origami Coin Purse Step 11: Flip paper over and repeat Step 10 on this other side. Once again, make a diagonal fold at the top.

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Then, fold the flap down.

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Crease the paper on the diagonal and tuck it under.

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Origami Coin Purse Step 12: Now your beautiful but small origami coin purse is complete! Use it to store coins!

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