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How to make origami easter baskets

Make Origami Easter Baskets

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Start with your chosen pretty paper (we're going to make this paper sheet into a square next, so if you have square paper you have a head start)

Start with your chosen pretty paper (we're going to make this paper sheet into a square next, so if you have square paper you have a head start)

Fold diagonally.

Fold diagonally.

Line your ruler up with the edge of the fold.

Line your ruler up with the edge of the fold.

And cut!

And cut!

Now back to the diagonal fold we had earlier..

Now back to the diagonal fold we had earlier..

Now fold down the top of the triangle

Now fold down the top of the triangle

Let it overlap the edge a little

Let it overlap the edge a little

Reverse the last fold, notice the crease.

Reverse the last fold, notice the crease.

Pick up one of the other corners and line it up with the crease.

Pick up one of the other corners and line it up with the crease.

Same for the other corner

Same for the other corner

Turn it over.

Turn it over.

Fold in half like this, and....

Fold in half like this, and....

..crease it. Try to make the tip line up with this crease.

..crease it. Try to make the tip line up with this crease.

Undo the last fold.

Undo the last fold.

Fold down only one side..

Fold down only one side..

Yay!

Yay!

Time to open it up

Time to open it up

Looks like this.

Looks like this.

You'll notice that the other two sides are longer

You'll notice that the other two sides are longer

You'll need to fold them in so that the basket can stand on a flat surface.

You'll need to fold them in so that the basket can stand on a flat surface.

Now stand it up and admire your work. It's ok if it wobbles a little.

Now stand it up and admire your work. It's ok if it wobbles a little.

Stackable!

Stackable!

Now fill to your hearts content. \ud83d\ude0a Use for Easter eggs, gifts, etc. \ud83c\udf89

Now fill to your hearts content. 😊 Use for Easter eggs, gifts, etc. 🎉

  • Pretty paper (I like to use sturdy colored card)
  • Cutting board
  • Craft knife
  • Ruler