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Origami Hanging Planters Are the Perfect DIY Addition to Your Gallery Wall

Origami Planter DIY Project in Just a Few Steps

Do you want to incorporate more greenery into your home but don’t know where to start? This DIY Origami hanging planter idea is an affordable way to add more natural elements to your decor.  Plus, it’s so easy to customize and it’s a cute addition to any space. Grab the supplies listed below, and follow these steps to create your own.


A glue gun, ruler, cardboard, faux succulent, paint, scissors and an Exacto knife

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Materials Required:

  • Chipboard or cardboard leftovers
  • Masking tape
  • Acrylic paint in different colours
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Exacto knife or scissors
  • Leather cord
  • Hole puncher
  • Hot glue gun
  • White gravel, green moss and faux succulents

Origami Hanging Planters Made with Chipboard

Step One: Let’s Draw The Planter Base

Firstly, use any cardboard you have leftover at home to make this project. Grab a ruler and a pencil and draw eight identical triangles of 4 inches-width each.

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A person using cardboard and tape to make an origami planter

Step Two: Cut the Triangles 

Cut the eight triangles with your scissors or Exacto knife carefully, and get your masking tape ready for the next step!

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A person holding and taping together pieces of cardboard

Step Three: Let’s Do Some Origami Work Now

If you love Origami as much as we do, you will have tons of fun assembling the planters. Place the triangles on a flat surface and form a zig-zag pattern by sticking them together with the masking tape. You will stick seven triangles and leave one triangle left for the bottom part of our planters.

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A person taping together and Origami planter

Step Four: Form the Geometric Planter

Close the diamond planter shape, leaving the masking tape side facing inwards and stick the remaining triangle to the bottom.

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A person making an Origami hanging planter out of cardboard

Step Five: Secure the Planter Base 

Finalize the base by adding a line of hot glue to each side. Add a bit of pressure until the hot glue is fully dry.

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A person creating an origami planter and painting it

Step Six: Have Fun Painting!

Customize your planters by adding unique shapes and mixing different acrylic paint colours. We painted the base of our planter in white and added abstract shapes in light turquoise.

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A close of a person creating an origami planter

Step Seven: Add The Cord 

Use a hole puncher and make three holes (one on each side) to thread the leather cording. Tie a double-knot inside of the planter base.

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A person adding white gravel into an origami planter, and a person holding up a faux succulent

Step Eight: Decorate Your Planter 

Since we’re not using waterproof chipboard,  fill your new origami planters with green moss, white gravel and some beautiful faux succulents to create a lush green look.

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Two origami planters with succulents

And that’s all! Doesn’t this DIY Origami planter look so cute?

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Origami hanging planter on a wall and a close up of origami planter

Images Courtesy of Maca Atencio

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