Learn how to make an origami succulent! These origami plants make perfect gifts & decorations, your friends will love them. No cutting or glue required.
These origami plants don’t have to be miniature of course. You can make them as big as you want. Some size examples are further down.
The rounded leaf version can also be a flower, I think it looks like a lotus flower! But in this case I think it looks like a little succulent.
Add as many leaves as you like, just keep in mind the pot would need to be made from larger paper if you have a bigger plant!
The pot is intermediate, make it from 10 x 10 cm if you’re using my measurements. An easier option would be a little masu box (using 9 or 10cm), or any little container you have would also work!
The tutorial for the round plant pot is here.
The ‘soil’ isn’t needed if the plant fits within the pot, I think it looks better with it than without it.
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You will need:
▸ 6 or more sheets of square paper
▸ 1 sheet of square paper
▸ 2 or more sheets of square paper (cut in half)
[Spikey] 7.5 x 7.5 cm [Rounded] 5 x 5 cm
Pot: 10 x 10 cm
Soil: 15 x 15 cm(cut in half)
Final model size: Around 3 x 9 cm (depending on leaves!)
Larger size example:
Leaves: 10 x 10 cm (rounded: 7.5 x 7.5 cm)
Pot: 15 x 15 cm
Soil: 20 x 20 cm (cut in half)
Basically, use thirds to work out your sizing, it’s pretty easy and you can experiment with different sizes.
Usually I am not that keen to make multiple modules, some people really enjoy the repetitive experience. These leaf modules are so easy that you can watch tv or a movie whilst folding them.
Origami Cactus & Flower
Fold a pretty origami cactus with a flower that sits in a pot! All made with just origami.
Modular Origami Lotus
A modular origami lotus flower. this is another one that could also look like a succulent!
Round Origami Pot
This origami pot is perfect for origami flowers and plants!