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How to make an Origami paper vase at home (step-by-step photos)

Origami paper vase is a useful craft to make. You can quickly make this paper vase following the step-by-step instructions and make some paper flowers to put in the vase and keep it as a decorative item.

If you have patterned paper, more points because patterned paper makes the vase look more beautiful.

But if you don’t have it, don’t worry! This can be made using plain paper too.

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So let’s get into the tutorial and make a paper vase.

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Materials Required:

– Origami sheets (plain OR patterned)

– Glue (optional)

First, we are going to do a fold called preliminary fold in Origami. In this fold, we fold the paper diagonally, horizontally and vertically – unfolding in between each step.

And then, we collapse the paper into a square shape.

how to make a paper vase step-by-step easy

1. Take a square paper. Here we are using a square paper of size 15 cm.

2. Fold diagonally from right to left as shown in the picture and make a crease.

3. Unfold.

4. Fold diagonally from left to right as shown in the picture and make a crease.

how to make a paper vase step-by-step easy

5. Unfold.

6. Fold the paper horizontally from bottom to top.

7. Unfold again.

8. Fold the paper vertically from right to left.

how to make a paper vase step-by-step easy

9. Unfold the paper.

10. Here, we are going to complete the preliminary fold by folding the paper in a way that it acquires a square shape. Carefully watch each picture and you will be able to do it.

Let the paper face you when you do this. Start by folding the paper horizontally ( do not fold fully, fold only halfway through) by pinching the paper on its base at the edges as shown in pic 10.

11. Now push the right and left edges towards one another.

12. You can see two flaps of paper taking shape – one towards you and another in the back.

how to make a paper vase step-by-step easy

13. Notice the two flaps in the front and the back.

14. Now turn the back flap towards the right and the front flap towards the left.

15. After folding the flaps to alternate sides, you get the figure shown in pic 15.

how to make a paper vase step-by-step easy

16. Now, place the paper model down and fold the right edge towards the center and make a crease as shown in pic 16.

17. In the same way, fold the left edge towards the center and make a crease.

18. Fold the top corner towards the center. Fold only the piece of paper in the front.

19. Make a crease.

Origami paper vase step-by-step

Now, what we do is repeat the same steps (16,17,18, 19) on the other side too. Flip the paper model over and fold the right, left and top edges toward the center.

Origami paper vase step-by-step

20. After folding, here we carefully open the right paper flap and turn it over to the left side.

21. After turning, you get this figure.

22. Now, fold the top right edge towards the centre so that the corner meets the centre.

23. Make a crease.

Origami paper vase step-by-step

24 – 27. In the same way, fold the top left corner towards the center and make a crease.

Origami paper vase step-by-step

28-30. Turn the paper model over and repeat the last steps. That is, fold the right and left edges towards the center and make a crease.

Origami paper vase step-by-step

31-32. Now, do you see the triangular -shaped corner on top? Fold it towards you.

33-34. Turn the figure over and fold the triangular-shaped corner backwards.

Origami paper vase step-by-step

35-37. Now what we need to do is to bring out the shape of paper vase. To do this, insert a finger into the opening and slowly push the walls of the paper vase out.

You can also blow gently into the paper vase to shape the base.

38. Normally, glue is not used in Origami crafts. But here we didn’t like the trianglar shapes sticking out. So, we glued it to the sides of the paper vase to give a neater look.

This step is optional.

And thus, the Origami paper vase is ready!

Origami paper vase step-by-step

We put some paper roses in the paper vase. To make these paper roses, you can follow this tutorial.

NB: To make smaller roses, you can use a square paper of size 10 cm.

Video tutorial to make paper vase

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