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Fold-and-Tie Origami Wedding Favors

Gift wrap candies to go in these DIY paper purses.

Photography by: THUSS+FARRELL


  • Rectangular piece of paper
  • String or twine
  • Hole puncher
Photography by: Bryan Gardner


  1. Fold paper from the top lengthwise, leaving a 1⁄2-inch allowance at the bottom; unfold. Repeat, this time folding from the bottom up.
  2. Fold the left side in about 2 inches (fold in less for a longer purse or more for a shorter one). Fold the bottom corner up to meet the bottom crease; fold the top corner up to meet the top crease. Repeat on the right side.
  3. Bring both sides in so they meet in the middle, and fold up. Punch a hole at the top and tie with string.


Yumei “Symphony” paper in pink, $4.50 per sheet, and Foil Isago “Confetti” paper in lavender, $7 per sheet;