My craft desk is usually a mess. If you are a mom and a crafter, you may relate to this. I have little time to sit down and work on my projects, take care of my little shop, prepare my posts and sketch new card designs. Sometimes I am in the middle of a project and have to leave my desk in the way it is, so I can finish It later. Having to do that, gave me the idea of making this Origami Boat Tray to be used to hold little office materials, pens, etc. It’s a cute, SUPER SIMPLE and fun way to decorate your work space or (as it happened to me while making this project!) it’s a great little snack tray for kids. Mine filled the small one (photo above) with goldfish and the big one with a banana muffin and had a blast making a “tea party” snack time!
All you will need is a rectangle shape paper. For this tutorial, I used a half size scrapbook paper (12″ x 6″ ), which was more the enough space to pens, glitter bottles, stamp, ink and washi tape.
ORIGAMI BOAT TRAY
Cut a 12″ x 6″ piece of paper (single side scrapbook page paper works great on this project!)
With the patterned side facing you, fold the left and the right side to the center
Fold the edges in the middle to make a crease then unfold it.
(Sorry for the picture!) Fold all eight edges in the middle. You will see that it looks like little triangles in all four corners.
Fold the edges in the middle again.
Fold the right and left sides in the middle
Lift right and left side up.
NOTE: You can get the edges and fold about 1/4″ back to add an extra detail in the tray’s look.
You can make this project using a squared shaped piece of paper too. You will end with a short, but wider tray.
Have a great week everybody!