Origami Long Tray Tutorial – Box With Handles

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A long origami tray to keep pens, pencils or other items. This long origami box has handles on either side, easy to make, no glue required. This origami tray is a modification of my previous origami stacking box.

Hope you like this origami tray, it’s length makes it perfect for pens, pencils, stationery tools, makeup and brushes etc. I put the origami pot plants I previously made in one of them. It’s best to use thick paper or card. You can glue it if you are not a pure origami follower.

I used A4 paper but you can use US letter paper, square or 2:1 paper etc, you’ll just end up with a different sized tray. The design for this tray started life as an origami drawer, the handle for which sparked the inspiration for a number of origami models. You can have a look at the first time I folded this handle in this tall origami drawer from 2016.

Origami Long Tray

This model is featured in one of my origami ebooks:

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Features over 20 origami diagrams. These origami boxes interlock, slot or fit together to become a larger piece. Each origami project is clearly diagrammed with annotations throughout.

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You will need:

  • 2 sheets of paper
  • Paper used: 21 x 29.7 cm (A4)
  • Final model size: 19 x 10 .5 x 2.5 cm
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1 month ago

I tried this and it is worked very well

Phyllis Rovner
Phyllis Rovner
3 years ago

I asked you for origami A4 paper that is different colors on each side but I forgot to give you my email address.
Here is my email address: \
I see so many directions using that kind of paper and I cannot get it in the USA. I can get A4 paper that is the same color on both sides from Amazon but not the kind I REALLY WANT…A4 PAPER DIFFERENT COLORS ON EACH SIDE
Thanks for any help you can give me. Phyllis Rovne

3 years ago
Reply to  Phyllis Rovner

I’d like to make 5 and use like drawers but I dont’t know how to make a shelf.

Phyllis Rovner
Phyllis Rovner
3 years ago

I live in the USA and cannot find A4 paper that is different colors on each side of the paper. PLEASE tell me where I can buy A4 paper (for origami) that is different colors on each side. Now I am doing the Origami Long Tray Tutorial and the person doing it is using that kind of paper. All I have is A4 paper that is the same color on both sides. Thank you!

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