Start with a perfectly square piece of paper. I used a 6x6 square
Fold corner to corner and press flat
Set in front of you with one of the long sides facing you and the tip in upper right corner. Fold up from the bottom as shown- you make it a little off kilter so the rear corner hangs out a bit
Now open your paper back up and turn to the other side. You can see the folds we just made
Now- here is the tricky part- fold the crease backwards away from you
and bring the back together like this
now traditional Oragami would never use staples- but for this (since you might want to fill it) a staple works great!
Now to stabilize your boat, punch out a small circle of paper for the base
Hot Glue your boat to the base
Now cut out a little banner and glue it to a toothpick, then hot glue the pick inside of the sail. I also made a cute little banner from my scraps :)
I embellished these with Petaloo Flowers and stickers from the Authentique Acnhored Collection. The stickers have little letters if you want to add names
Another little boat
Close up of the Petaloo flowers
How cute will these be at a party!
You can even fill these with little candies or peanuts or confetti