Origami Basket

By Noreen Doll.

Origami Baskets by Crafty Journal

This origami basket is actually like one half of an origami box with a lid. And you can make it in almost any size you want.


Do a few simple folds, a couple of snips with scissors and add a handle.

An origami basket would be perfect to make for a kid’s party where you need to make a lot of them for favors.

And here’s a way to make your own DIY Easy Easter Basket Grass.

DIY Easy Easter Basket Grass - Crafty Journal

DIY Easy Easter Basket Grass

What You Need

1 Square Sheet of Paper



Straight Edge or Ruler

What You Do

Decide what size your origami basket needs to be, and multiply that number by 3.

I wanted a 4 inch basket, so I needed a 12 inch square of paper. The designer paper sheets are perfect for this size basket.

You need to have a square piece of paper to fold this basket.

1. Use a straight edge diagonally between two corners and mark the center of the paper.

Use the straight edge again between the opposite 2 diagonal corners and mark the center so you have an X in the very middle of the square.

2. Position the paper so one corner is pointing to you. Fold this point up to the center of the paper so it touches exactly the middle of the X. Crease the fold.

3. Turn the paper, putting the point of each corner at the center of the X and crease each fold, so the paper looks like this – with the 4th point also folded up.

4. Now rotate the folded paper so one edge is toward you. Fold this edge up until the top of it meets the center of the square. Crease the fold.

Turn the square and fold each side up to the center and crease each fold. The square should then look like this.

5. Make cuts in the folds on one side. Then make cuts in the two folds on the opposite side as shown in red in the template.

Cut only to the first fold line – do not cut the middle.

When you’ve made all the cuts, your paper should look like this.

6. Grab the point between the two cut folds and pull it out until it is unfolded.

Fold the two side squares in until their edges meet.

Fold the point part over the two squares and into the basket. Tuck the crease into the edge fold and the point will be in the center.

Repeat on the other side of the box.

7. You may need a bit of glue from a glue stick to help hold these two points in place.

8. Cut a coordinating strip of paper 1/2 to 3/4 inch wide by 12 inches long for the handle.

To make the handle sturdier, you could double the width and fold it in half. Run a glue stick down the length inside the fold to help it stay shut.

9. Punch a tiny hole in about the center of two opposite sides of the box.

Punch a tiny hole in both ends of the handle – about 1 inch from the end.

10. Use a brad to attach the handle. Push the brad through the hole in the origami basket side and then through the hole in the handle, so the handle will be on the inside of the basket.

Here’s what your finished origami basket will look like.

© Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. I’ve made this origami box before with a top. But I love this little box/basket for Easter also. It’s a little something. Nice. Thanks for showing how. Linda

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  3. susan m. jensen says:

    Hi want to tank you for sharing this turtorial/ baskets. I put together supplies for 10 children next week ( a church I give mytime to) Theywill see the one I make with instructions etc. Fun to wat =ch there sweet faces light up. I have grass etc. so I’do 1 & call person in charge. Sometimes they ask if I want to watch hahaha. Im a newbie internet senior. Thanks & Happy St. Paddy’s Day

  4. So cute…I love the easy instructions too! Very doable!
    Thanks so much for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday!
    blessings, Doni

  5. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing the instructions. My daughter is obsessed with origami right now so this should keep her busy during Spring Break next week!

  6. Cute! Glad to have you at Things I’ve Done Thursday!

  7. Wow, how pretty are those? I love your tutorial, even I could understand it! 😉 These would be fun to use at class parties or something like that. Great idea!

  8. These are wonderful. So perfect for Easter!

  9. Cute! I’ll bet my kids would like helping too

  10. What a cute way to make an Easter basket! This would be great for a party or table decor. Thank you for sharing. Stopping by from Craft-O-Maniac.

  11. I remember making something like these as a kid. They were a lot of fun to do and easy and affordable. Thanks for sharing your project on this week’s Motivated Monday at Becolorful

  12. Thanks for the detailed tutorial! I’ve always wanted to learn this.

  13. so simple and great! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

  14. You are not the first to tell me about the word verification. I’ve gone in and changed to NO but today when I went in I noticed that it went back to YES for word verification. I don’t know what is happening!? I would appreciate it if you would go back in and check and I’ll keep this open. I know what you mean about reading the letters. Sometimes it’s nearly impossible to see what the letters are. Thanks so much, your friend, Linda

  15. Oh no!! You had to share this didn’t you… now I’m going to go basket crazy!!! LOVE IT!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality linky party!

  16. Tara@Tales of a Trophy WIfe says:

    I’m pinning these-thanks!

  17. These make me remember when the ladies at church made them for a retreat. THey make great jewelry gift boxes. I love the Easter grass.

  18. I’m so glad you linked up these fun and pretty origami baskets at Sunday Blog Love.

  19. Tara@Tales of a Trophy WIfe says:

    I love this so much I featured it on my blog today: http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2012/04/winner-and-feutures.html

  20. Hey we featured you on our Naturally-Nifty Party today! Stop by and check it out and pick up a featured button!! & While you’re there go ahead and link up some from this week!


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  22. Very sweet little basket! The paper you’ve chosen makes it really pretty!

  23. How very cute, great idea

  24. Another knock out idea, Noreen! Thanks for sharing!

  25. Oh what fun you could have doing this with pretty scrapbook paper! Great directions too! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi.

  26. Simply adorable! I can’t wait to give this a try! Thanks for sharing. Linda @ http://www.paperseedlings.com. :>)

  27. Simple and timely♫

  28. What a wonderful basket and such a great tutorial ~ I’m going to make some with my youngest son before Easter.

    Thanks so much for sharing and linking up to Project Inspire{d}.

    Have a lovely week,

    Mary Beth

  29. So darn cute!!! I would love if you link this wonderful post to my party. It is open until Easter and I will Feature as we go on Facebook and Pinterest. XO

  30. CUTE! Pinned!

  31. These are so cute and would be perfect for my Easter Tablescape! Thanks for sharing this! =D

  32. Very fun and cute!! We’d love for you to link this up at our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2013/02/riverton-housewives-round-up-54.html

  33. Very sweet – and looks like fun! I’m going to enlist my middle-schooler to help me make these for his young niece and nephew. Thanks! I found you on Link Love Thursday.

  34. It seems like I might beable to do this. Great tutorial and pics.

  35. These look lovely! And makes me so excited for Easter. Please share your project at http://www.creativecraftsthursday.blogspot.com each and every week and check out what other creative divas are up to.

  36. Love this… pinning so that I have it where I need it. Here from weekend re-treat

  37. Pinning this! Thanks for sharing at Fluster’s Creative Muster. I’m looking forward to seeing what you link up next week.

  38. Oh this would make great favors for a women’s event — just happen to have one on the schedule! Pinned. Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

  39. Noreen, your fun baskets are featured this week at A New Creation link party. Thanks for sharing!

  40. How adorable for Easter! xoxo~ Ruthie

  41. I went to visit a different bloghop and ended up back with you lol. I love this and of course I have pinned it. Thank you for all these great ideas.

  42. Wonderful tutorial! I loved the outcome!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #24 :)
    Have a great week!!

  43. Super cute! Great directions too! Pinning :)

  44. You never disappoint,Noreen. I make little baskets like this but with one layer only so that the inside is not finished as nicely. Okay, I have to do it your way now, because it’s so much nicer. Pinned. Linda

  45. I love making these boxes and never thought about adding a handle! So cute! These will be perfect for party favors! Thank you for sharing on Thursday’s Treasures. I’m featuring it Week 76. Please stop by my blog and grab my featured on button.

  46. These are very cute! You are so creative and talented. Thanks!

  47. Such cute and fun baskets! I think my daughter would love making these :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  48. So fun! Thanks 😉

    have a super week!

  49. Featuring you on my blog and Facebook tomorrow morning!

  50. Fatima Shabbir says:

    Thank you very much for sharing your ideas with us i really like and now we dont have to buy a basket i will make it with a big square paper so i can keep eggs in it and decorate my home


  51. Oh Noreen these are perfect! Better get started Easter is almost here.

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