Geometric Origami Pot / Box Tutorial – Verdi’s Vase Variation

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In this tutorial you can learn how to make a pretty geometric origami pot or box. This unique popup box is make from 1 sheet of square paper, no glue or scissors required.

The shape of this origami box or pot is hard to describe. It is a square shape with prism or trapezoid shapes on all four sides. I had made some little origami plants last year and this is the pot that has been made specifically to hold them.

It’s been a long while since my last tutorial, I seem to have forgotten how to do all of this. The filming, the editing, photos and then getting this blog post to co-operate… it’s all changed. I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it again in the end. Hopefully.

For paper I would recommend using strong paper, the paper I used in the video was quite delicate. I’m not entirely happy with the name of this box, I had a few suggestions too such as: origami donut box, frame box, plus box or cross box… I haven’t been able to find any other boxes or even objects that are this shape. It’s geometric, so I will stick with that for now. Even though I already have a bowl with the same name.

Geometric Origami Pot

Design: © Paper Kawaii Copyright Information – After being informed by a reader that this is in-fact a Verdi’s Vase variation, I have found a similar box that has been published in the book “Papiroflexia Facil” by Vicent Palacios. The “vase” is called “Rotated box”. There is also a Verdi’s Vase variation by Phillip Shen in the book “More Geometric Paperfolds” which features the same base shape. So this box (and the other variation in the photo above) are my own variations of the Verdi’s Vase model.
Level: ★★★☆☆

You will need:

  • Paper used: 21 x 21 cm

Final model size for the geometric origami pot: Approx. 9 x 9 x 3.8cm (measurements in the video were wrong..)

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