Use one of the free printable templates on the following pages (tray with stitching, tray with glued edges or small tray templates) to make this pretty folded paper tray. This folded paper tray is easy to make and can be used in a variety of ways. Use the tray to hold or display small items. The template is available in two sizes and with two options for construction. Either adhere the sides together with glue or double sided tape or tie the edges together with ribbon. Stitching is an interesting variation as this holds the edges of the tray together while adding additional detail. Use a contrasting colored ribbon to emphasize the stitching. Tie a bow through the holes shown on the template or make a row of stitches as we've demonstrated in the picture above.
How to Make a Folded Paper Tray
- Print one of the templates on the following pages - template with stitching, template with glued edges or small tray templates onto scrap paper and transfer this to a piece of cardstock
- Cut around the template and score along the fold lines, this will give a good crisp edge
- Stamp and decorate the paper as required
- Depending on your chosen method for constructing the tray, either pierce holes for the stitching using the guidelines on the template or in another position if preferred and stitch the edges of the box together, or, if you are using the template with flaps, glue the flaps together to form the tray