How to Grow Your Own (Paper) Strawberries

by Leyla Torres on June 9, 2012

in -Boxes & Containers, -Floral & Vegetation, -Video Instructions, • Creators/Teachers, • How to & Techiques

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I just came from my paper garden with a container full of delicious fruit! This is a perfect example of how a small transformation applied to an existing model creates a new one.

David Donahue studied a small bell decoration* designed by Paul Jackson, and, by devising small flaps that show the other side of the paper, added some “leaves” and created a strawberry.

Using red and green paper and rounding the tip just a bit the result is a sweet and succulent origami treat. Bravo, David!

Here is a video showing how to make David Donahue’s origami strawberry.

And here is a link to the video showing how to make the box for the strawberries.

Now the question: Who’s up for designing some origami whipped cream to go with this strawberry?

* Bell Decoration by Paul Jackson. Diagrams appear in his book:
Festive Folding: Decorative Origami for Parties and Celebrations

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David June 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Thank you Leyla! Well done video and directions… they look tasty in the box!


Leyla Torres June 9, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Thank you David for your permission to share it in a video!


Sonia June 9, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Great tutorial, thank you for sharing it.


Ryynette June 10, 2012 at 10:32 am

Deliciously aodrable!


Rosemary June 10, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Hi Leyla:

As always … a wonderful video tutorial. You are such a good teacher. What a fantastic design as well. Thank you also to David Donahue for sharing his creation!

Best of wishes,


silvia troniski October 3, 2012 at 12:32 pm

realmente me dirijo a usted, x que vi unos trabajos de una amiga y me encantaron, me gustaria muchisimo hacerlos ….atte. silvia troniski


Leyla Torres October 3, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Hola Silvia, como verás, en este sitio encontrarás muchas instrucciones para plegar papel
Visita este enlace y puedes ver fotos de modelos para los cuales he hecho instrucciones en video:


Thea Mondragon October 5, 2012 at 5:53 pm

My first fruit turned out to be terrible. I think I need practice.


Leyla Torres October 5, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Practice make the master, persist, you’ll get there!


Thea Mondragon October 5, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Thanks Leyla!
I just finished another strawberry. It looked a little better!


Adrian November 24, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I made it. I gave one to my cousin for a birthday present.Thank you


Leyla Torres November 24, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Great Adrian, thank you for sharing. I hope your cousin liked it!


Poppy July 2, 2013 at 2:23 am

Hi Layla

I made whipped cream it looks great!!!


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