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 or flower pot for a long time. The stem holder can also be used to hold an origami cactus, or anything really.
The stem holder insert is similar to a model 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.
These origami flower pots are perfect gifts to give friends for their work desks, as they don’t need to be watered (obviously!). You can customise the colours and textures of the paper depending on the season. Make some pink flowers for Valentine’s Day, red flowers for Anniversaries, white for Christmas and so on.
A diagram is available for the pot, flowers and the stem holders as part of an origami cactus diagram here.
Origami Flower Pot
Design: © Paper Kawaii Copyright Information
You will need:
Pot (angled base box Tutorial here) : 17.5 x 17.5 cm
Flower Stem Holder: 12.5 x 12.5 cm (To get the correct size stem holder, divide your pot paper size by 1.4).
Flowers & Stalks: 7.5 x 7.5 cm (or similar).
Other size combinations: 21 x 21 cm, 15 x 15 cm, 8 x 8 cm | 30 x 30 cm, 21.5 x 21.5 cm, 12 x 12 cm.
If using tapered box for the pot (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.
Other sizes: 20 x 20 cm, 11.5 x 11.5 cm, 7.5 x 7.5 cm
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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. Masu Box & Flower Holder (tutorial here)