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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

Related posts:
9 Ways to Awaken Your Creativity With Origami
Warning! Making This Box Can Become Addictive


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  • Poppy July 2, 2013, 2:23 am

    Hi Layla

    I made whipped cream it looks great!!!

  • Adrian November 24, 2012, 8:53 pm

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

    • Leyla Torres November 24, 2012, 9:28 pm

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

  • Thea Mondragon October 5, 2012, 5:53 pm

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

    • Leyla Torres October 5, 2012, 6:10 pm

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

      • Thea Mondragon October 5, 2012, 6:39 pm

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

  • silvia troniski October 3, 2012, 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

  • Rosemary June 10, 2012, 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,

  • Ryynette June 10, 2012, 10:32 am

    Deliciously aodrable!

  • Sonia June 9, 2012, 6:02 pm

    Great tutorial, thank you for sharing it.

  • David June 9, 2012, 3:15 pm

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

    • Leyla Torres June 9, 2012, 3:28 pm

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

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