Info: How to Fold an Origami Envelope

I found the following article useful as sometimes I forget bringing envelopes to my workplace where I would be needing them for some of my duties. Hence, with this handy skill, I would be just needing an a4 paper, cut it into square and start folding to come up with an alternative envelope.

Hope you will find it useful too.

Need to send a  message?


Have you ever wanted to send a letter to somebody, perhaps a small gift or hidden message? Of course, it is best to have something to put it in! To make it more personal and creative, you can make an origami envelope. Not only they are simple, but can be attractive if used correctly and the paper is decorated. You can make one by following these easy steps.

  1. Take a square piece of paper with the corner facing you. Make sure the colored side is facing down if you want a colored envelope.
  2. 2

    Fold the paper in half, from corner to corner across the square.

  3. 3

    Take the top corner of the first layer and fold it down to the bottom edge.

  4. 4

    Fold the right corner one third over to the left. (You do not have to be exact, just try to be as accurate as possible. Use your best judgment.)

  5. 5

    Take the left corner and fold it over to the other end. The bottom portion should now be square’-shaped.

  6. 6

    Fold the point of the flap over the other flap back to the left edge of the model.

  7. 7

    Fold the point of the flap up to the top corner of the flap. Unfold. This is a crease to help guide the next step.

  8. 8

    Turn the model 180 degrees. The point of view in the photo will now change.

  9. 9

    Open the folded portion of the flap.

  10. 10

    Make a squash fold on this flap. Make sure you flatten it well, as this will help secure the envelope closed.

  11. 11

    Change the position back so it is “upright.” Or turn it back 180 degrees.

  12. 12

    Side view.

    Side view.

    Fold the very top point down to the bottom edge. Or, the bottom edge of the square you formed by “squashing.”

  13. 13

    Put the top flap (the portion you just folded down) into the “pocket” that was formed by the squash fold.

  14. 14

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  1. 1

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  2. 2

    Fold the paper in half, from corner to corner across the square.

  3. 3

    Take the top corner of the first layer and fold it down to the bottom edge.

  4. 4

    Fold the right corner one third over to the left. (You do not have to be exact, just try to be as accurate as possible. Use your best judgment.)

  5. 5

    Take the left corner and fold it over to the other end. The bottom portion should now be square’-shaped.

  6. 6

    Fold the point of the flap over the other flap back to the left edge of the model.

  7. 7

    Fold the point of the flap up to the top corner of the flap. Unfold. This is a crease to help guide the next step.

  8. 8

    Turn the model 180 degrees. The point of view in the photo will now change.

  9. 9

    Open the folded portion of the flap.

  10. 10

    Make a squash fold on this flap. Make sure you flatten it well, as this will help secure the envelope closed.

  11. 11

    Change the position back so it is “upright.” Or turn it back 180 degrees.

  12. 12

    Side view.

    Side view.

    Fold the very top point down to the bottom edge. Or, the bottom edge of the square you formed by “squashing.”

  13. 13

    Put the top flap (the portion you just folded down) into the “pocket” that was formed by the squash fold.

  14. 14

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  • Sharp creases make the envelope more crisp and secure. To make a very sharp crease, pinch your fingernails together and drag it along the crease. // <![CDATA[
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  • When folding the flap in Step 4, you may also use a ruler. Measure the length of the paper at the longest fold. Make three equal divisions, either with or without a pencil, and fold. You may have to use math to get the folds just right.
  • Use larger pieces of paper to make larger envelopes. For bigger envelopes, you may use wrapping paper or any other paper that is easy to fold. If the original sheet of paper is not square shaped, you may have to turn it into a square. For best results, pick a sheet of paper that has a different color in the front than on the back. Larger sized envelopes are especially great for handmade cards.

Hobi: Ayo Kita Membuat Origami

Salah satu masternya:
• Robert J. Lang
Dr. Robert J. Lang May 1961 (age 48) is an American physicist who is also one of the foremost origami artists and theorists in the world. He is known for his complex and elegant designs, most notably of insects and animals. He has long been a student of the mathematics of origami and of using computers to study the theories behind origami. He has made great advances in making real-world applications of origami to engineering problems.
• Education and early occupation
Lang was born in Dayton, Ohio, and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. Lang attended California Institute of Technology for his undergraduate work in electrical engineering, where he met his wife-to-be, Diane. He earned a Master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford in 1983, and returned to Caltech to pursue a Ph.D. in Applied Physics with a dissertation titled “Semiconductor Lasers: New Geometries and Spectral Properties.” Lang began work for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1988. Lang also worked as a research scientist for Spectra Diode Labs of San Jose, California, and then at JDS Uniphase, also of San Jose. Lang has authored or co-authored over 80 publications on semiconductor lasers, optics, and integrated optoelectronics, and holds 46 patents in these fields. In 2001, Lang left the engineering field to being a full-time origami artist and consultant. However, he still maintains ties to his physics background: he is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Quantum Electronics and does part-time laser consulting for Cypress Semiconductor. Lang currently resides in Alamo, California.

• Origami
Lang was introduced to origami at the age of six by a teacher who had exhausted other methods of keeping him entertained in the classroom. By his early teens, he was designing original origami patterns. Lang used origami as an escape from the pressures of undergraduate studies. While studying at Caltech, Lang came into contact with other origami masters such as Michael LaFosse, John Montroll, Joseph Wu, and Paul Jackson through the Origami Center of America, now known as Origami USA. While in Germany for postdoctoral work, Lang and his wife were enamored of Black Forest cuckoo clocks, and he became a sensation in the origami world when he successfully folded one after three months of design and six hours of actual folding. Lang takes full advantage of modern technology in his origami, including using a laser cutter to help score paper for complex folds. Lang is recognized as one of the leading theorists of the mathematics of origami. He has developed ways to algorithmatize the design process for origami, and is the author of the proof of the completeness of the Huzita–Hatori axioms. Lang specializes in finding real-world applications for the various theories of origami he has developed. These included designing folding patterns for a German airbag manufacturer. He has worked with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California, where a team is developing a powerful space telescope, with a 100 m (328 ft) lens in the form of a thin membrane. Lang was engaged by the team to develop a way to fit the tremendous lens, known as the Eyeglass, into a small rocket in such a way that the lens can be unfolded in space and will not suffer from any permanent marks or creases. Lang is the author or co-author of eight books and many articles on origami.

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