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Easy Origami Tato Envelope Instructions
Learn how to make a simple origami 'Tato' Envelope with these easy to follow step by step instructions. These origami envelopes are traditionally used to give money.
These pretty origami Tatos or Envelopes make a great alternative to store bought cards and envelopes and you can even include a small gift inside too.
The design on the front looks just like the origami pinwheel [tutorial here].
You can also stick the flaps down, cover in PVA glue and use them as pretty placemats or hanging... decorations.
For this envelope you will need one sheet of square paper, you don't need to use special origami paper, although it's nicer. It also helps if your paper has a different colour or pattern on each side, so that the design shows.Continue to 2 of 5 below.
02 of 05
Easy Origami Tato Envelope Instructions - Step 1
1. Start with the paper diagonal, like a diamond.
2. Fold the paper in half, left to right, then fold it top to bottom. You will be left with creases as shown.
3. Fold the bottom corner up, with about one third of the point above the central fold. It doesn't have to be exact.
4. Now fold the flap back down, making sure that it aligns with the coral fold (it may not reach the bottom).Continue to 3 of 5 below.
03 of 05
Easy Origami Tato Envelope Instructions - Step 2
5. Fold the flap up to the very centre.
6. You will now repeat these steps on the other corners.
Fold the right corner over to meet the left most edge of the bottom section.
7. Fold the flap back to the right, keeping aligned with the centre.
8. Fold the flap back to the left.Continue to 4 of 5 below.
04 of 05
Easy Origami Tato Envelope Instructions - Step 3
9. Repeat on the top corner.
10. Repeat on the left corner.
11. This what you should have.
12. Open the left flap out again, we will be opening the bottom flap a little as well.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
05 of 05
Easy Origami Tato Envelope Instructions - Step 4
13. Push the left flap into place whilst holding the bottom flap open a little.
14. Make sure to flatten it nicely.
It's now complete. Don't worry if yours didn't turn out as neatly, my first one was a bit wonky too!
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial!
I run a youtube channel called Paper Kawaii, if you like origami, I think you'd like it so click here to have a look.