BEDIO: Origami Pumpkin

Hey everyone, and happy Thursday!

Today’s post has nothing to do with books… or writing…

In case you didn’t know, a fun little hobby I’ve picked up over the years is origami. During the summer before my senior year of high school, (or maybe it was after) I started getting into origami, but then lost interest over the years, until COVID-19 hit, and with losing my job and everything, I had a little more time to get back into it.

Basically, I’ve been trying to find the perfect origami pumpkin, and this is documentation of my journey… so if you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them!

The pumpkin above is the first one I tried…

So, what it’s supposed to look like is on the left, and mine is the pink one on the right. If you compare them, then yeah, mine looks horrible 🤣 But if you were to look at mine on its own, it probably doesn’t look as bad. At least, that’s what I like to think!

In my defense, the instructions were a little confusing, if I do say so myself. If you’re someone who prefers following diagrams over watching videos, you may want to try this one out! However, if you find it easier to follow video instructions, I would skip this one if I were you.

Here’s the instructions for the Pink Pumpkin:  http://ryandong.com/origami-diagram/

Here’s the second one I tried, which looks even worse than the first one🤣 I didn’t think it was possible, but I manage to beat expectations… so at least I have that going for me!

Once again, what it’s supposed to look like is on the left, and what I actually made is on the right. Looking at them in comparison, mine doesn’t look too far from the original, it’s just I think I missed a fold which would have made it look better. By the time I realized my mistake, I was too far into it, so I just tried to make it look as best as I could with what I had.

Even though these were video instructions, I think I missed one of the steps (or two… maybe three). It started off promising, and I seemed to be following it pretty well, but then towards the end I got confused… It might just have been me though, so if you like video instructions more when it comes to origami, try it out and let me know if you followed it better than I did 😂

Originally, the pumpkin instructions were so that you could make a few and turn it into a garland, so if you want to do that, here’s that post (Along with instructions on how to make the blue pumpkin): https://mypoppet.com.au/makes/origami-pumpkin-garland/


So after trying out the blue pumpkin instructions, I didn’t end up trying out any other ones 😂 I also didn’t go back and try to make either pumpkin again, as I just ran out of time.

In other words… this wasn’t as much of a success as I hoped, but sometimes that is how it is. If you have any suggestions of your own, let me know in the comments down below!

On that encouraging note, thank you for reading and I will see you tomorrow with a new post!

-Erin🎃

While you’re already here, why not check these links out?

Updated carrd of global issues : https://allcards.carrd.co/

Medium: https://medium.com/@erin.nord87

Prose: https://theprose.com/ennord

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