How to Make a Origami Hexagonal Letterfold using A4 Paper!

  • 01 of 05

    How to Make a Origami Hexagonal Letterfold using A4 Paper!

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    Chrissy Pk

    Learn how to fold an Origami Hexagonal Letterfold! This useful and pretty origami hexagon is made with a rectangular sheet of paper, it's a very fancy way to send a note!

    These Origami Hexagons also make great decorations, you can hang them up, make a paper garland with them. Other ideas include: use them as fancy placemats (you can lacquer them or cover with contact paper), make small ones to use as pretty origami earrings or pendants!

    Origami letter folds are traditionally used as a way to...MORE send a letter without using an envelope. The note is written on one side of the paper, and it's folded up into a pretty shape.

    You can find a few origami letter folds over at Paper Kawaii, here and quite a diverse collection of them over at Origami Resource Center, here.

    For this Hexagonal letterfold, you will need to start with Rectangular paper, you can use A4 or US letter size paper.

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  • 02 of 05

    Origami Hexagonal Letterfold Instructions - Step 1

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    Chrissy Pk

    1. Start with your paper white side (or the side your wrote your note on) facing up.

    2. Have your paper with it's longest side at the bottom. Fold the bottom edge up to the top edge, creasing a central crease and unfold.

    3. Fold the bottom edge up to the central crease.

    4. Next, fold the top edge down to meet the central crease.

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  • 03 of 05

    Origami Hexagonal Letterfold Instructions - Step 2

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    Chrissy Pk

    5. Rotate the paper so that one of the shortest ends is at the bottom.

    6. Fold the bottom left corner up to the central crease, the fold should end at the bottom right point.

    7. Open out the fold and open the right section.

    8. Fold the lower right section up along the existing crease.

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  • 04 of 05

    Origami Hexagonal Letterfold Instructions - Step 3

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    9. Re-fold the right section over to the left.

    10. Fold the whole lower section up, along the sloping edge of the lower left section.

    11. Unfold.

    12. Fold the top section down, aligning the edge with the crease you just made.

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  • 05 of 05

    Origami Hexagonal Letterfold Instructions - Step 4

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    Chrissy Pk

    13. Fold the top left section down to the right.

    14. Fold the remaining strip down to the right, aligning with the lower left edge.

    15. If you open out some of the folds, you will be able to see a pocket that was formed right at the start.

    16. Insert the remaining strip of paper into the pocket. You may need to bend the hexagon backwards in half a little, making it easier to slot it in.

    You should now have a nice hexagon shape! Remember that it will usually take a few attempts before you achieve a...MORE (near) perfect result! Practice makes perfect! 

    Now that you have completed this origami tutorial, why not give the 'Elforia Letterfold' a try?

    Alternatively, for another pretty geometric shape using origami, check out the Octagonal Tato tutorial here.