How cute is this origami pumpkin basket? You only need a few supplies to make this and can use it for small candies and other items.
There are quite a few steps to this tutorial but don’t worry! It’s much easier to make than you might think and the steps break it down into a super simple tutorial.
Origami Pumpkin Basket
List of Supplies
- Colored craft papers/ origami paper
- A pair of scissors
- Craft glue
Select a piece of square paper for the pumpkin basket part and a green colored strip for the origami pumpkin basket handle.
Take the square paper and fold it in half diagonally on both sides. Unfold the diagonal folds.
Turn the paper to the other side and make half horizontal and vertical folds. Unfold again.
Fold out the horizontal and vertical creases and fold it the diagonal creases.
Flatten the origami pattern with the horizontal and vertical creases faced outwards.
Let’s work on the 4 flaps now. Hold any one of the closed sides and align it with the middle crease of the current pattern.
Unfold the last fold.
Open that particular flap through its open side.
Fold the flap along the previous creases and flatten it with the main pattern.
Move to the next flap by turning the current-folded flap to the right or left side.
One by one fold all 4 flaps.
Rotate the current pattern with the narrow side facing down. Turn or fold-out any one of the flaps. Or simply, turn the right flap to the left.
Hold any one of the top-diagonal sides and align it with the middle crease of the current pattern.
Similarly, fold the other top-diagonal side.
Notice the narrow middle part. Fold it all the down and align it with the open edge of that side.
Fold in the extra part of the last fold inside the pocket.
One by one turn all of the 4 sides and fold them similarly.
Fold the narrow part of the current pattern in half and then unfold again.
Carefully open the current origami pattern through the open end.
If necessary, apply glue on the open-end folds so that they are secured nicely.
Open up the whole origami pattern neatly to give it a pumpkin-like look. Fold the green strip 3times to make the basket handle.
Attach the green handle with the origami pumpkin basket on the top side.
You can trace and cut out leaf and vine patterns to decorate the pumpkin basket.