How to Make an Origami Invitation

by Kim Blakesley Google

Origami party invitations are fun to send and easy to make. Any origami pattern that is flat works for an origami invitation. Two simple origami invitation patterns include the diamond and the sunflower. Both invitations are made with a six inch origami piece of paper. The white backing of the paper is used as the inside of the invitation. Translucent origami envelopes make the ideal holder to hand deliver or mail the invitations to the recipients.

Items you will need

  • Origami paper
  • Ultra-fine permanent marker
  • Origami envelopes

Origami Diamond Invitation

Step 1

Place a piece of origami paper on a flat surface so the colored side or front side of the paper is on the bottom. Turn the square so it is in the shape of a diamond with a point at the top, bottom and two sides.

Step 2

Fold the top point down to the center of the diamond. Crease along the fold line. Fold the bottom point up to the center of the diamond. Crease along the fold line.

Step 3

Fold the right and left point to the center of the diamond. Crease along the fold lines.

Step 4

Open the four points. Write the invitation information on the square formed from the fold lines.

Step 5

Refold at the creases and insert in an origami envelope.

Sunflower Origami Invitation

Step 1

Place a piece of origami paper on a flat work surface so the colored side or front side of the paper is facing down. Match two opposite edges of the origami paper to the middle and crease along the fold. Repeat the process with the remaining to edges. Turn the origami paper to form a diamond with a point at the top, bottom and both sides.

Step 2

Fold the top point down to the center of the diamond and crease along the fold line. Fold the bottom point to the center of the diamond and crease along the fold line. Fold the right and left point to the center of the diamond and crease along the fold line.

Step 3

Fold the top outwards so it extends 2 1/2-inches past the edge of the paper. A small 1/2-inch frame of color is created under the turned point. Crease along the fold. Repeat the process with the remaining three points.

Step 4

Flip the folded origami paper over to reveal the origami sunflower. Write the invitation information on the center square.

Step 5

Insert the homemade origami sunflower invitation in an origami envelope.

Tips & Warnings

  • Add small hand drawn designs on the origami envelope for additional charm.