Origami You Can Use in Everyday Life

Sure, you can fold a crane, or maybe even a pin-wheel, but the items on this list take origami to a new and functional level. It's time to check out these cool origami instructions and fold up some neat stuff you can use in your daily life!

Who would have thought that origami could be more than just decorative pieces or fun paper folding tricks? As the paper folding ideas on this list prove, there are tons of helpful and useful origami tricks you can use in every day life. Best of all, these instructions are actually simple to follow. Seriously, even you can handle these!

Need a functional water cup? Fold one! Need to keep your chips fresh? Just origami the heck out of that packaging! Is your shirt drawer a mess? Why not get it in order with some fun origami instructions? The ideas on this list prove that origami is more than just paper folding tricks. It can actually make your life a lot easier. 

Rather than just writing off origami as just something bored people do in class, check out this list, which is full of origami you can use in everyday life. Upvote the most helpful way to use origami and get folding!

  • 1
    373 VOTES

    Star Gift Box

    Star Gift Box
    Video: YouTube
    Instead of wrapping a gift, just fold it up in this gift star box, by following the above video instructions.
    373 votes
  • 2
    423 VOTES

    Phone Stand

    Phone Stand
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
    Now you don't have to figure out how to prop up your phone with random found things! FaceTime and watching movies on your phone just got so easy with these instructions.
    423 votes
  • 3
    301 VOTES

    Two Cup Pencil Holder

    Two Cup Pencil Holder
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
     

    Get your pens in order with paper  for a two cup pencil holder.

     
    301 votes
  • 4
    177 VOTES

    3D Origami Vase

    3D Origami Vase
    Video: YouTube
    You won't want to fill this vase with water, but you can put some cut flowers in it. Simply follow the above instructions.
    177 votes
  • 5
    220 VOTES

    Decorative Rose

    Decorative Rose
    Video: YouTube
    Want to fill your origami vase with origami roses? The above video tutorial has you covered.
    220 votes
  • 6
    188 VOTES

    Fold Your Own Wallet

    Fold Your Own Wallet
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    Tired of your old wallet? Why not pick out your own paper pattern and fold your own money holder with these instructions?
    188 votes