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This origami heart is another versatile and easy model designed by Francis Ow, a master known for his paper heart designs and excellent work on modular origami . You can make this paper heart in less than five minutes and use it for Valentine’s day and on many other occasions! Thank you Francis for giving your permission to present this heart model. Tips [...]

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We can now say good bye to the Chinese year of the monkey and celebrate the Year of the Red Rooster (January 28, 2017 – February 15, 2018) To celebrate this New Year, I’ve designed an origami rooster, which is a close relative of an origami hen presented on a previous post, but this rooster [...]

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Do you need a special origami angel as a Christmas decoration or as part of a Nativity scene? Do you want a lovely hand-made gift for someone special? This delightful origami angel, creation of Fabián Correa (Colombia), joins the Christmas-related origami collection presented here on Origami Spirit. In other post posts you will find how to [...]

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Need a lovely hand-made gift for someone special? This Quilt Star is a double gift. In making it you will be giving yourself some time of peaceful meditation and joy, and also end up with something you can give as a meaningful present: an ornament made with your own hands.  I named this model ‘Quilt [...]

Thumbnail image for How to Make a Lovely Paper Butterfly in Less Than 6 Minutes

Here in the Northern hemisphere the prospect of winter is full upon us. But spring can always be in our hearts and any time of year is a perfect time to make this adorable origami butterfly! I am very excited to present this new paper butterfly, designed by my friend and much admired origami designer, [...]

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These past few months have been full of excitement and creativity as I explore paper folding as a subject for visual art. This slight change of direction is one that combines my interests in both painting, and origami. At the beginning of the year, I was looking through an impressive artwork collection on Instagram posted [...]

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Origami hearts are fun to make and can be used for many purposes: to express love on Valentine’s day; to give as a gift on mother’s day, or father’s day, or for a sweetheart, or to make amends at whatever time of the year. Remarkably, a paper origami heart can even help us stay healthy! An [...]

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Geometric Origami flowers appeal to our sense of beauty and offer an experience of meditative mathematical repetition. This flower, designed by David Martínez, is an exquisite example of using the principles of folded tessellations. Origami tessellations are mosaic-styled designs folded from a single sheet of paper creating a repeating pattern of folded and pleated shapes. This tessellated [...]

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Just think… you will now be saving all kinds of colorful gift-wrap scraps to make special origami neckties and bowties like these. Even if the men in our lives don’t wear neckties, we can choose a paper with a pattern that represents what they might like: Cars! Fishing Gear! Bikes -with or without motors! Music! We [...]