Sunday, March 6, 2011

Origami Toothpick Pouch

We had a special dinner over at my in-laws house to celebrate Girl's Day last week. Included in the table setting was a cute toothpick pouch. Of course, the crafty part of me had to dissect the item to see how it was made. It turned out to be a very simple fold so I thought I would share it with you guys. Directions below.

*doll instruction not included

3 1/2 x 5" washi or origami paper
optional - embellishments

Click on image for a larger view. No glue needed but if you don't like the flaps loose you can glue them down. It's up to you.

Add any embellishments you wish. I glued on some flowers cut from washi paper. I also used a little bit of mizuhiki cord. You really can make them any style you want.

Update: When I posted this project I didn't realize the folding directions were the exact same as the chopstick holders from Rachael's Guest Post. Feel free to check out Rachael's post, her version is a kid friendly craft.


Caca said...

Chinese restaurants normally use it for chopsticks.

Little Treasures said...

Fantastic! And the dolls are adorable!

Alexander said...

These are very nice little things. :) What an idea! :D

Alex's World! -

Manu said...

I love origami!!! Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

I really do not want to seem ungrateful for you taking time out to blog instead of being with your husband and children, but, haven't you taught us to do this before?
very sorry if i seem rude!

Pam said...
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Pam said...

Very cute!

Zakka Life said...

Dear anonymous,

There was a guest post for a chopstick cover that was similar to this post if that's what you were referring to. You've got a good memory!

For the record, I do most of my blogging while my kids are in school. Also, many posts are created days before they're published so the day you see it is not necessarily the same day the post was created.


Michele Pacey said...

What a lovely envelope! And the design has so much potential too. I mean you could easily alter the sizes and give it completely different dimensions. great idea and thanks for the instructions too!

Melinda said...

Oh these are SUPER CUTE! I think I want to add them to my ever growing to do Craft list! GIGGLE!

Anonymous said...

thankyou! i couldn't remember if you had or not.
I love all your posts and the way they are simple but so very creative.
I remember the covers being made of childrens drawings now! The doll is cute, could you teach us to fold the doll?

- anonymous

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Oh my, these are amazingly gorgeous. Off to read some of your past posts, so happy I stumbled upon your lovely blog.
Have a happy Tuesday! x

Kathy said...

Oh,mgosh...I think I can do this. Thank you so much for sharing.

BellsInSpires said...

hello! i love these toothpick pouches! so adorable. i actually posted about toothpick dolls this week as well! so similar! well, your little pouches are much cuter. i'll be making a few of these for sure.

Ayie said...

you can really make something simple look very special =)

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