Create a beautiful origami flower pot, the stem holder can hold many stems. Makes a great gift to give a special someone. Tutorial for stem holder & flowers.
I’ve wanted to make an origami plant / flower pot for a long time. The stem holder can also be used to hold an origami cactus, or anything really. A masu box version will be posted soon.
The stem holder insert is based on a model first discovered by Makoto Yamaguchi, and this method can be seen in many other origami models as well. The twisted squash fold at the bottom of the holder (photo at bottom of this post) means you can lock it into place, or leave it un-squashed to fit into taller boxes.
Flowers are traditional 8 petals. A tutorial showing the origami flower (with bigger paper) can be found here.
I recommend using thicker paper for the stem holder if you have it.
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You will need:
Pot (angled base box) (Tutorial here)
▸ 17.5 x 17.5 cm
Flower Stem Holder:
▸ 12.5 x 12.5 cm
Flowers & Stalks:
▸ 7.5 x 7.5 cm (or whatever)
(To get the correct size stem holder, divide your pot paper size by 1.4)
Other size combinations:
21 x 21 cm, 15 x 15 cm, 8 x 8 cm (or whatever).
30 x 30 cm, 21.5 x 21.5 cm, 12 x 12 cm
If using tapered box (not angled base box) (tutorial here) Size for box: 17.5 x 17.5 cm.
Size for stem holder: 10 x 10 cm
(To get the correct size for the stem holder, divide the paper used for the tapered box by 1.7)
Flowers: about 5 – 6 cm squares… (or whatever)
Other sizes: 20 x 20 cm, 11.5 x 11.5 cm, 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Masu box version will be posted soon.
If you want some other sizes, let me know in the comments.
In the above photo, you can see the stem holders, the one on the right is the one in this tutorial, the one on the left fits into a masu box (tutorial coming soon).
Check out my paper recommendations for more information on where I get my paper and also ideas and money saving tips.