Diaper Fold Pouch

by Beate Johns

Create a cute little pouch out of one piece of paper.


  • One square piece of lightweight card stock or double-sided patterned paper

  • Scoring tool

  • Embellishments (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Fold paper in half diagonally.

  2. Step 2

    Take one of the lower corners of your triangle and fold it over to the middle of the other triangle side.

  3. Step 3

    Take the other lower corner of the triangle and fold it over to the middle of the opposite side.

  4. Step 4

    Take one layer of your top corner and fold it down to create your pouch.

  5. Step 5

    Decorate and fill your pouch.



    Change the filling
    Add little note cards instead of candy.
    Make it an envelope for an invitation.

    Change the size
    Make it smaller to add it to a card front.
    Make it big to hold a lot of goodies.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Diaper Fold Pouch. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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Love this!! I've made two from SU! Summer Picnic and am going to use them for fill them with treats for Back to School.
Marcee  |  Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 12:35 PM
I am absolutely smitten with this diaper fold. I took my MIL some cookies dressed up all pretty in a 12x12 diaper fold and she was happy. The nurse came in and was all gaga over it...so I made her 5 for her daughter and her daughter's roommates. Thanks for a wonderful, quick creation that gets lots of oohs and ahhs!!!
Pam  |  Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 8:20 AM
What an excellent way to show off the double-sided papers!
zuzu  |  Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 4:08 AM
Love this diaper idea! I plan on making these for my grandsons baptism as table favors. The uses are endless, Halloweeen, Birthdays, Showers, etc. Thank you so very much!! I am new to this site and am so inspired by the many projects and cards.
nothing fancy  |  Mon Sep 1, 2008 at 2:22 PM
This is just a fantastic idea. I can't wait to impliment this in all areas of my life. Gifts of all kinds, parties, showers - this is a quick and easy brilliant idea, thanks. smile ¥
MNScrapbookmom  |  Tue Sep 2, 2008 at 5:11 AM
what size paper did you use? itried it with 12" by 12"..it did not work..thanks marsha
[email protected]  |  Fri Sep 5, 2008 at 4:19 PM
I made two different sizes, 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 and 9x9. Both worked well.
nothing fancy  |  Sat Sep 6, 2008 at 3:39 PM
I love this idea! I have lots of two sided paper I didnt know how to use!
Vicki  |  Sun Sep 7, 2008 at 11:11 AM
Interesting. I like the "origami" very much. Think it's a Japanese name for paper folding. Will make one for my little items on my office desk.
OfficeLady  |  Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 6:24 PM
Thank you for such a great tutorial. I have created my daiper pouch with some minor adjustments and am quite pleased with the end result. Here is my creation over at Doing life: http://desiref.blogspot.com/
Warm regards from sunny South Africa
Desire Fourie  |  Sun Oct 5, 2008 at 5:44 AM
Love This!! I learned how make this 'paper cup' when I was a kid, as an oragami project smile
So simple yet such a great idea!! tfs
Happy stamping
megz  |  Thu Oct 9, 2008 at 11:39 AM
WOW !! What a awsome idea. Quick and easy it is a great project for a number of occasions. Thanks so much Beate. My sisters new puppy will love her new treat bag! I will try and send you a copy of it when I'm finished. That is if I can figure out how to. This is my first time on this site!
Ann of CARDS  |  Thu Oct 9, 2008 at 2:00 PM
i just love this site i have made a lot of these cards
karen  |  Sat Oct 18, 2008 at 8:09 AM
Several have asked, what size paper. Any size will work as long as it is square. THe larger the paper, the larger the pouch.
Margie  |  Sun Jan 18, 2009 at 9:12 AM
Did I miss this? What sized paper works best?
12X12 or 8 1/2 X 11 ?
Veronica Lowe  |  Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 3:27 PM

you can use any square piece of paper. 8 1/4" square, 9" squares, 12" squares...they all work.
Beate  |  Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 4:21 PM
LOVE IT!!! Just tried it and it looks gorgious!
Thanks!! I am new but already addicted to SCS!!!
CRAFTY-LIZ  |  Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 9:02 AM
i have really enjoyed making, i have made them for gift card at different holidays with money or gift cards
karen charette  |  Wed Apr 1, 2009 at 5:29 AM
wow...so simple and yet so effective. Thanks for the instructions...off to go decorate my pouch!
Judy xx
Judy  |  Thu Jun 25, 2009 at 11:20 AM
Fantastic. It's easy to make and cute. ME ENCANTO!!!!!
Olga  |  Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 6:13 AM

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