DIY origami pen holder a stylish handmade paper holder for your pens. Your work table will look so good with this pen holder. I love making origami pens or pencil holders for my desk.

This time I thought to share with you all my ideas. In this blog, I will be sharing the step by step method to make an origami pen holder.I will ensure you will learn from my blog.

These origami pen holders make such handy little boxes for sorting all pens or sort of similar stationary. I personally think they make particularly good desk tides.

DIY Origami Pen Holder

DIY Origami Pen Holder Made at Home Easily

I love coming up with new ideas to give handmade touches to my work table. Creating an origami pen holder is very simple to make. Easy folding and your beautiful pencil holder will be ready in no time.

I have created a video on how to make a pen holder step by step. 

Important Materials Required to Make Pen Holder 

To create origami pen holder we require a few basic materials.Let me introduce them to you before making them.

1. Colourful Origami Paper
2.Card Stock Paper
3. Normal Black Pencil
4.Regular Scissor
5.Good Quality Glue

Material List

I hope this list will help you to understand the basic material needs, which you require before making origami pen holder. Now, let’s go through the actual process of making it.

13 Simple and Easy Steps to Make an Origami Pen Stand 

There are so many ways to make an origami pen holder. I made my pencil holder using A4 size origami paper. I thought to give a unique look at my work table with homemade Pen holder.

Step 1: Take Origami Paper to Create a Pen Holder

Start with origami paper. To cut a perfect square from an A4 size plain paper, fold paper into a right-angled triangle. However, you can use square paper as well if you have it. Similarly, you can make this with different coloured paper.

By the way, origami paper is the best way to make caterpillars. If you wish to see it, have a look at 

Origami paper

 Step 2: Fold and Trim Extra Paper From the Base to Form a Triangle

Fold the paper and measure it in such a way you can make perfect square out of it. After that, trim off the excess paper from the base to get the proper square shape. Always use only small scissors as it will help you in making a detailed cut. 

Always make sure to cut a little extra in order to reduce the chances of spoiling the craft.

Folding & Cutting Paper

Step 3: Open Out the Fold  to Make a Square 

Further, open out the fold to make square. Therefore, square paper is the best way to make an origami pen holder. 

Square paper

Step 4: Fold Your Square into Equal Half

Take a square piece of paper and fold it in equal half. Now open the square paper and fold it again in two separate halves inside of the paper so that we proceed to the next step.

You can also follow as shown in the image.

Folding Square paper

Step 5: First Fold the Two Corners of the Paper

Once the above said folding is done open the folding. As shown in the images below you can clearly see all the folding. Now start folding the corners of the paper respectively.

For your reference, I have also tried explaining through the image below.I hope this will help you to understand better.

Folding Corners

Step 6: Second Folding of the Paper to Make Pen Holder

After the corner folding is done, fold the paper from the other end till the centre. As described in the picture below, hold the measurement to make the next folding.

Second Folding

Step 7: Third Folding to Make a Pen Stand

As mentioned above, fold the paper right in the center . Then, as shown below, fold it right opposite exposing the inner foldings. But make sure you are not in hurry while folding.

If folding is not proper then your craft will not be in the exact shape which you are trying for.

Third Folding

Step 8: Join Both Ends in Slowly Making a Pen Stand

Now once the paper is inserted well go ahead with further process. Firstly, apply a little glue and stick with the other end by inserting it properly. Then, press it gently and leave to dry for 2-5 minutes under the fan.

Make sure to join both ends properly. Similarly, make 6 boxes following the same method.

Attaching both the ends

Step 9: Making the Butterfly Cut out for Decoration

Take a piece of green coloured paper and draw an outline of a butterfly. Similarly, cut the star using small scissors.Apply a little glue at the backside of the cutout and further stick it at the center of the pen holder

You can also use any plain paper or any other colour paper and any other shape also. I love butterflies, so I am making it here.

Creating Butterfly

Step 10: Join the Individual Holders to Create a Final Pen Holder

Take one individual box at a time and apply glue. Apply glue at the sides of the box and start to stick one by one similarly. Make sure to spread it evenly while you do the step.

Most importantly, leave to dry for 2 – 5 minutes in each box before sticking further.Similarly apply all box using a good quality glue.

Joining all the boxes

Step 11: Create the Base for the Pen Holder

Take any colour of card stock paper. And draw the outline of the base of the pen holder keeping the pen standing on it. Once the outline is ready, cut the outline slowly using small scissors.

Make sure you always use small scissors for a detailed cut.

Creating Base for the Pen Holder

Step 12:Attaching the Base to the Pen Holder

Now apply glue at the bottom edge of the pen holder. But don’t apply glue over it, as it will sneak inside the holder and spoil the craft. Then place the card-stock cutout gently, and let it dry for at least 10 minutes under the fan.

Sticking the base

Step 13: Your Beautiful Origami Pen Holder Is Ready

Now you can give your work desk a new look with this amazing pen holder. Sometimes my desk is cluttered so I thought to make it neat and tidy using a pretty pen holder.

So I made this pretty pen holder to give it a personal touch. I love how it turned out. I got this fantastic pen holder for my desk.

Origami Pen Stand

An Origami Pen Holder Explained in Brief

There are many ways to make origami pen holder at home. It’s very easy for beginners as well as kids to make it. Also, you can make your own designed pen holder in any shape.

You can also use card stock paper which is left over from your old crafts or wrapping paper. Similarly, this pen holder you can use as a multipurpose stand.

Some methods are very easy to follow where young kids can also make under supervision.

Origami pen holder can be made by using a simple folding method. You can also use printed paper to make this beautiful pen holder.

How Will Creating Origami Pen Holder Develop Skills In Your Child?

Encouraging your child to spend time in origami paper crafts is a great idea. It will enhance their productivity and mental growth tremendously. However, these aren’t just the only benefits for your child.

Origami crafts are based on folding. When kids are trying to do it they are improving their fine motor skills. It also develops their patience level.

Origami crafts are the best way to enhance hand eye coordination for your child.Sometimes, children as young as 4-year-old end up inventing extremely intelligent speed techniques just because they are constantly exposed to more and more origami crafts.

Learn to Make an Origami Pen Stand with Ease

If you’re active on social media then follow me on Instagram and YouTube, feel free to get more ideas from me. I’ve created a sample number of videos, on my Instagram and YouTube. You can watch the video and learn instantly. 

DO’s and Don’ts in Making Pen Holder Using Origami Paper

Before I finish my blog post, let me offer you 14 simple Tips while making DIY origami pen holder at home. I hope these tips will help you to make DIY origami pen holder easily.

1.  Don’t use a lot of glue. Otherwise, it will spoil your craft. 
2. You will have lots of excess paper that can be recycled
3. In place of a butterfly, you can make any other shape to decorate a pen holder.
4. Always use small scissors for detail cutting.
5. Prepare all boxes and shape cutouts. So, it will be easy to assemble it.
6. You can use any colour combination to create a pen holder.
7. You can draw any random shape to decorate origami pen holder. 
8. You can give an origami pen holder a sparkly look by sprinkling some glitter powder.
8. Let all glitter powder stick properly and dry properly. So it will avoid creating a mess around you.
9. Always use a perforated plastic container to sprinkle the glitter powder.
10.Make sure you dry all crafts only under the fan, otherwise it will damage your craft. If kept under the sun.
11. You can also use printed paper to create an origami pen holder.
12.It can be made with a single colour paper also.
13. If you don’t have origami paper, simply use plain A4 sheet. You can colour it or decorate as per your need.
14.Always use good quality glue to avoid damaging your craft.

Make your beautiful paper DIY origami pen holder and decorate your work table. However, you can make different shapes and designs also. 

Go try it out on your own. Now it’s your turn to make a cute origami pen holder. I hope these steps will help and guide you to make an amazing pen holder.

Try these steps and start making your own origami pen holder. Also, in case you get stuck anywhere, feel free to leave your comments in the section below.