Expanding Origami Folder Instructions

Expanding Origami Folder Instructions via @paper_kawaii

Learn how to make a useful origami expanding accordion folder. You can make one to keep cards, receipts, photos and more.

You could also make a larger version by starting with larger paper. There are many ways you could close the folder, use ribbon, a split pin, or leave it open.

You can also add more of the folders to make more sections, if you add too many you’ll need to change the way the cover is folded.

Level: ★★★☆☆

You will need:

Inner folders:
3 sheets of square paper

Cover:
1 sheet of square paper.

All papers were 20 x 20 cm / 7.9 x 7.9 inches

Final size: 10 x 5 x 5 cm / 3.94 x 2 x 2 inches

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Alex Greening
Alex Greening
1 year ago

I love this! Though it’s a little hard, it’s generally easy to follow and the end product is amazing 🙂

Andrew
Andrew
2 years ago

I liked the video until unable to pause or rewind. Please fix. I like the project.

smallpaul12
smallpaul12
3 years ago

Hi! How big would the paper have to be if I had 3×5 in. note cards?

Jane
Jane
4 years ago

Hi! How should I modify it if I want the shape to be a square at the end and not a rectangle?

Jane
Jane
4 years ago
Reply to  Chrissy

Thanks for the quick reply. However, I like this one because the folders can be taken out or added in while the one you linked is all glued in.

ella
ella
5 years ago

how big would the paper need to be to make it for 3×6 note cards?

Keme K.
Keme K.
5 years ago

Hi Chrissy, thank you for this tutorial and I love lovvve your paper! Can you please tell me if this would work for a letter size (8.5 inches x 11 inches) organizer and if so, what sizes would I need?

Will
Will
5 years ago

Hey, this is great! How big would my paper need to be if I want to use this as a mail organizer (9.5 inches by 4.25 inches envelopes)? Thanks.

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