Succulent in Origami Star Box
We received these beautiful succulents as party favors last weekend and I was left to the task of finding a place for them. I will be re-potting these but in the meantime, how about putting a succulent plant in an origami star box.
You will need:
Succulent in a small 2 inch plastic pot.
8 x 8 patterned paper for the outer star box
7.50 x 7.50 patterned paper for the inside star box
I used zip lock bags and cut about 3 inches. Place the small pot of plant inside the bag and wrap the bag around. Secure the bag with tape but not too tight. This will catch the water and not drain directly on to the paper.
Start with the inner star box which is the smaller one measuring 7.50 x 7.50. With the plain side up, fold the square into a triangle and do the same on the other side creating two diagonal crease crossing each other. Fold vertically and then horizontally. Now you should have lines from each corner and sides meeting in the middle.
Take the side corner to meet with the bottom corner with the patterned side facing you.
Do the same on the other side and you should have something that looks like this. Rotate paper with the opening side away from you.
Take the corner to meet in the middle and fold creating a diamond shape. Turn the paper and do the same on the other side.
Fold the bottom inner corner flaps to make triangle on each side.
Open up the sides and fold the triangle up.
Fold the side over right behind one side. Do the same on each sides.
Create crease on each triangles.
Leave on the side while you make the outer layer. To make the outer box, make sure the patterned side is facing out when making the first triangle.
Insert the smaller one in place matching the folds on the outer paper. Fold the outer paper capturing the sides on the inner paper.
Fold to make creases.
Open the top the top and pushing down at the same time.
Now your origami star box is finish.
Curl the triangles with a pencil, ruler or scissor. This will create a more graceful and welcoming look.
These are perfect on my desk, dinning table or kitchen.
I hope you enjoy this quick and easy endeavour.