Origami Abundance Hen




Introduction: Origami Abundance Hen

About: I am married with two children. Spring, summer, and fall are my very favorite times of the year. I enjoy working in the yard, sewing, cooking, quilting, gardening, and creating. I do this to keep my sanity.

Origami is a creative craft to make. I decided to make something useful so I could enjoy it much longer. Here is an abundance hen from fabric that serves as a basket for any small trinkets, food, or candy. It does not require many items to make and you can use paper, cloth napkins, or hankies. This little hen would make a practical gift box for any small item.

Step 1: Supplies

Here is a list of supplies:

  • 1 (12 X 12) or larger Piece of paper, fabrics, napkins, cloth napkins, hankies (preferably 2 sided colors.) or use 2.
  • Iron on interfacing the size of cloth you will be making. (Omit if not making a napkin yourself.)
  • Glue for eyes and head piece and red under the chin area.
  • 2 Black buttons or felt for eyes.
  • 1 Small red piece of felt for head.
  • Raffia for nest.
  • Sewing machine, only if you are making the napkin yourself.
  • Needle and matching thread to sew buttons.
  • How to fold the abundance hen here: http://www.origamispirit.com/2011/01/03/video-on-how-to-fold-an-origami-abundance-hen/.
  • Iron and ironing board if using fabric. Makes it easier to fold.

If you are making your own napkin you will need 2 contrasting fabrics and 2 pieces of interfacing.

Step 2: Directions for Making the Napkin

If you are making your own napkin here is the link on how to make it: Steps 2 - 7: https://www.instructables.com/id/Origami-Earring-Caddy/#step2.

Step 3: How to Fold the Abundance Hen

Here are the pictures and the video on how to fold the abundance hen:

I recommend you to follow the pictures and watch the video a few times. Towards the end it is a little tricky. I could not follow it so I improvised.

Here is the video: http://www.origamispirit.com/2011/01/03/video-on-how-to-fold-an-origami-abundance-hen/.

I will be folding the hen with paper. For cloth it is the same except the folding of the head piece. I altered it for my modifications as shown in the pictures. I like my version better because it is more realistic.

Step 4: Eyes and Head Piece

Look at the pictures and cut out the head piece and part under chin.
Cut out eyes or use small buttons.

Step 5: Raffia

Take a small ball of raffia and place it in the bottom of the basket.

Step 6: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

The abundance hen will make an adorable gift box for any small item. I will be adding this as an option for my smaller Christmas gifts this year. They are quick, cheap and easy to make. I will be adding more origami to my tutorials in the next few days so please check back.

Thank you for stopping in and have a splendorous day!


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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for your sweet comment ChrysN! It is adorable! It turned out much cuter than I had expected. It is so quick and easy to make! I added the raffia to give it a natural look. Have a stupendous day!