Introduction: DIY Paper Vase

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It won’t break if it falls, good use of your old paper plus it’s a nice decor !

by Jyotsna Shenoy


  • Thick chart or old calendar paper
  • Pencil/Marker
  • Scale
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Step 1:

  • Take a thick sheet of paper and cut out a square piece of dimensions 10 cm into 10 cm.
  • Divide the cut out square into four long pieces as shown and cut it out to form thin strips.

Step 2:

  • Take a single strip and lay it out on a plane surface.
  • Fold it in half along its length to form a crease in the center.
  • Take the extreme ends of the strip and fold it inwards in the direction of the central crease.
  • The strip takes shape of a pentagon.Invert the strip.Fold the bottom square ends in a triangular form towards the center.
  • Fold the bottom triangle ends in the upper direction to form an isosceles triangle.
  • Fold the strip again along the symmetric line.
  • This is a single piece having two triangle ends and two insertion flaps on top.

Repeat the above steps till you obtain multiple pieces. The final product requires about 500 pieces.

Step 3:

  • For the initial stage, take 3 folded pieces with one of them at the top center flanked by the other two.
  • For reference the center piece is piece ‘C’, the one on the left, piece ‘A’ and on the right, piece ‘B’.
  • Insert the left triangle end of piece ‘C’ in the right flap of piece ‘A’ and the right triangle end of piece ‘C’ in the left flap of piece ‘B’.
  • Apply glue on the ends to keep them in place.

Repeat the steps by arranging pieces consecutively to form a continuous chain. Continue the steps depending on the size of the final product desired and glue together the extreme ends to form a circular chain. The final step is shown above with the bottom part kept upright.

Step 4:

  • Hold the structure firmly and insert more pieces at the bottom part of the structure.
  • This will form the base of the vase.Keep the vase with the top part upright and insert more pieces on the topmost layer.
  • Repeat the layers until the structure forms shape.

Step 5:

The paper vase is ready! For more such posts refer to our site

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