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Origami Desk Organizer Folding Instructions

This is an easy but practical origami desk organizer. You can use it to store the little items on your desk such as paper clips, push pins, SD cards and yes, even candy!

 

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Origami Office Organizer Step 1: Fold an origami square base so that the white side is on the outside. This is a common base used in many origami and we've created a separate page with instructions on how to fold it.

Follow those instructions and you should have the following to start with.

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Origami Office Organizer Step 2: Fold the tip down to meet the bottom tip. Crease well and unfold.

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Origami Office Organizer Step 3: Fold down the tip to meet the crease you just made in Step 2.

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Origami Office Organizer Step 4: Fold the paper down over itself again.

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Origami Office Organizer Step 5: Flip paper over.

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Origami Office Organizer Step 6: Repeat Steps 2 to 4 on this side.

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Origami Office Organizer Step 7: Fold the right flap over to the left.

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Origami Office Organizer Step 8: Fold both sides to meet in the center.

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Origami Office Organizer Step 9: Flip paper over and once again, fold the right flap over to the left.

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Origami Office Organizer Step 10: Fold both sides to meet in the center like we did in Step 8.

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Origami Office Organizer Step 11: Fold the tip down to the bottom.

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Origami Office Organizer Step 12: Flip paper over and repeat Step 11.

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Origami Office Organizer Step 13: Now, we're going to tuck the tip into the pocket. Open the paper slightly and fold the tip inside.

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Origami Office Organizer Step 14: Flip paper over. Tuck in the tip as you had done in the previous step.

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Origami Office Organizer Step 15: Fold on the dotted line as indicated in the photo below. Crease well and unfold.

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Origami Office Organizer Step 16: Now you can proceed to open up your origami office organizer. This is the best part of the origami - where magic happens!

Pry open the paper, straighten the sides and flatten the bottom. The paper magically transforms in front of you into an origami office organizer!

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From reader in Fresno " My first desk organizer. Not bad? "

Not bad at all!

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From Zoe in Mission Viejo " First box for my last minutes X-mas gift! "

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From Alana in Colorado " This is my first attempt at this model! I hope you like it! I am a young folder. I'm 11 years old but i'm able to fold rocket ships up to dragons! I love this site! "

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From Evie in Greece " This is my desk organiser made by cardboard!It's very useful...:D "

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From reader in St. Paul " It was fun to make, but it's a bit small so I will use it for decoration!! Also it was a bit hard. "

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From reader in Pleasanton " I love this website. It has the easiest instructions and most fun creations!! "

Thanks!

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From reader in Normal " This is probably the fifteenth organizer I have made. I am addicted to your site because of the simple instructions! I am a young folder, 11 years old, and this is almost ALL I do in my free time. "

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From Evan in Carlsbad " These desk orginizers are awesome."

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From Cindy in San Diego " My first desktop organizer made from a used return envelope - the ultimate in recycling! "

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From Gourav in San Jose " My origami desk organizer! I used it as a tea candle holder for Diwali and it turned out fantastic! "

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From Kev in Canadaigua " i've made an origami box from this link and i thought it was fun to make, and, to see it completed! :D "

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From Franziska in Frisco " This is my first attempt at the box and i thought it was pretty cool im gonna use this a lot."

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