Friday, April 1, 2011

How to.... Make an Origami Book Corner

In addition to fabric, I like paper crafting.  Here's a fun little paper project I've often made.

You will need:
   2 3/4- 3/1/4" Square piece of paper
                (double sided is nice)

   Your two hands

These book corners are very useful and cute.  Practical and fun to do, this is a simple craft you can do while watching T.V. or chatting with your neighbor.   But be careful, this almost mindless work for your hands can be addicting! 

Start with a small piece of paper, preferably double sided, around 3 inches square.  A mid-weight paper is best, cardstock is too bulky. Recycled glossy magazine paper works well.

Step One:  Fold the paper in half diagonally.  The outside paper is the one which will show the most in the finished book corner.  You now have a triangle.

Step Two:  Fold top layer point down to center bottom of triangle.

Step Three:  Fold left point in to center.  Do the same with right point.

Step Four:  Unfold right point, and then fold upward to top of triangle along center line.

Step Five:  Tuck point into pocket formed by first fold in step one.  

Follow steps four and five with left point to complete book corner.

The completed book corner.  

Make them in a variety of colors and patterns.

Don't you just love having a use for some of those paper
scraps you have been hoarding?!!
Happy Crafting,


  1. What a cool thing to do with recycled paper! I love paper of all kinds!!!

  2. Cool, I like it! Love the papers you used, makes them look quilted!

  3. Super simple and useful. I love it!

  4. I have never been great at origami, but this I think I could do! Thanks for sharing.

  5. I'm going to be making lots of these! Thanks!