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6 Autumn Origami Designs

| Autumn Colors , Origami

Red and golden leaves, chestnuts, apples… all the things that remind us of autumn! For those with a little patience and some artistic ability, you can even create origami versions of these seasonal favorites. Take a look at the following six origami designs and learn how to make them yourself!

6. Maple Leaf

Japan is well known for its four seasons, but fall is arguably the most beautiful time of year with nearly every tree bursting with color. The most beloved of fall leaves is definitely the momiji, or maple leaf.

5. Chestnut

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire are more of a Western treat, but people in Japan enjoy the fall nuts boiled, steamed or mixed with rice. Even if you're allergic, you can have fun folding your own origami chestnut!

4. Grapes

Grapes ripen at the end of the summer, allowing us all to enjoy the sweet fruits in fall. Like most fruits in Japan, grapes can get pretty expensive, so save some money and watch the YouTube video above to learn how to make your own lovely bunch.

3. Apple

Apple picking is a fun fall event, but sometimes you can’t make it out to the orchard. You can still get into an autumn state of mind by making this apple origami!

2. Mushroom

Mushroom hunting is a favorite pastime of many people in Japan. However, it can be a dangerous hobby if you're not properly trained. Luckily, you need absolutely no training to execute this adorable origami mushroom thanks to these easy instructions.

1. Jack-O'-Lantern

What’s fall without Halloween? Celebrate October 31 with a cute origami jack-o'-lantern!

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