Text-Only Instructions -

Credits and Resources:

Instructions with supporting pictures and/or illustrations can be found here at


Articles and/or videos for folding all kinds of bookmarks can also be found on many sites across the internet.

Paper to be used: Square; note squares work very well for this model to create a small, delicate bookmark.

For larger bookmarks, experiment with different sized paper.

Folding level: Easy/Beginner

Steps: 4

Description: This model is a square bookmark with a triangular pocket that can be slipped over the top corner of a page.

It has a smooth surface on the back and two small triangles on the front.


Fold as many as you like and use them as bookmarks wherever and whenever needed.

This model is also an easy project for young kids to fold, decorate and use.

Give as a gift with money, a little note or sweet tucked inside.

This bookmark does not slip off pages easily and can also be used by visually impaired people to help orientate print pages by placing them, for instance, at the left,

top corner of a page with the triangular flaps indicating the front of the page.

If using two-sided origami paper, lay your paper with the patterned or colored side down before starting to fold.

Step 1

Place a square piece of paper down on a hard, flat surface so that it forms a diamond shape.

Step 2

Fold the bottom point up to meet the top point to form a triangle.

Crease and leave folded.

You should now have a triangle with the closed long edge nearest you and the open point facing away from you.

Step 3

Fold the top point of the triangle (top layer only) down again, to meet the center of the bottom edge of the model.

Crease and leave folded.

Notice the horizontal crease line that will form the "pocket" for the next step.

Step 4

Now fold both the left and right points of your model upwards and inwards and tuck them down so they disappear into the pocket that was created in the previous step.

Make sure the flaps lie neatly within the pocket by pressing them downwards and a little towards each other and crease them well.

Your model will consist of a triangle at the top with two smaller triangles lying next to each other at the bottom, forming the pocket that can be slipped over the

corner of a page.

Slip the bookmark over the top left or right of your page with the square, smooth side at the back of the page and the two triangular shapes that form the front of the model, facing you.

Making origami accessible to visually impaired crafters through text instructions.

for non-commercial use only.

Compiled by Lindy van der Merwe, August 2009