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Name plate / kusudama stand — folding instructions

These are folding instructions for the name plate designed by Michał Kosmulski. This model can also be used as a kusudama stand.

This is a very simple model. It looks like a regular triangular prism with pyramids on the triangular faces. These pyramids can be directed inwards and in this setup the model can be used as a name plate to put on your desk. It can also be set up vertically and act as a stand for cubes or other similar origami models. When the pyramids are pointing outwards, the model can be used as a candy wrapper or gift wrapping. When one pyramid is pointing inside and the other one outside, several pieces of this model can be stacked on top of each other to form a tower.

This model was designed and published in July 2015 by Michał Kosmulski.

Folding instructions

Folding instructions on this page are only available in the form of crease patterns. A step-by-step diagram was published in 13th Bulletin of Polish Origami Society.

Square or rectangular paper can be used (crease patterns below are for square and A4 paper). Different paper proportions will result in different proportions of the finished model. You can use the SVG editable templates below for easily fitting your own text onto folded name plates.

name plate — standard use name plate — candy wrapping / gift wrap variant
name plate — stacking variant name plate — use as stand for origami models and as name plate to describe the exhibits
name plate from square — crease pattern name plate from A4 paper — crease pattern

Templates for printing your name

The SVG files below are editable templates which allow you to fit your name onto the sheet from which you will be folding. You can edit them with Inkscape or any other vector graphics program. The green rectangles are for you to see how much space for the text you have — remove them after entering your text for the plate.

WARNING: Some printer drivers have a special option which adds extra margins around the printed page. This is because most printers can not print on the whole area of the sheet. However, this causes the image to be shifted. If you notice that your text is significantly offset from the correct position, check your printer settings to make sure there are no extra margins and that the printable area is set to encompass the whole page.

Templates below are for the A4 paper format: full page and page divided in half horizontally or vertically.

printing template for name plate — A4 sheet printing template for name plate — A4 sheet divided in half along the longer edge printing template for name plate — A4 sheet divided in half along the shorter edge
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