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Thumbnail image for Make a Meditative Quilt Star -Easy Holiday Paper Ornament

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, [...]

Thumbnail image for Make an Easy Origami Necktie and Card for Dad

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 [...]

Thumbnail image for How to Make an Origami Star Flower and Variations

Are you a fan of five? At Origami Spirit we have featured some lovely models made from a pentagon, and now we’d like to present the Star Flower, a new pentagonal origami model. Did you know that the largest largest number of flower families is five-petaled? The number five may be found all around: five senses, five [...]

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A TREE WITHIN A tree grew inside my head. It grew inside, an origami tree of hearts. It’s roots are veins its branches nerves, thoughts its tangled foliage. Your glance sets it on fire, and its fruits of shade are blood apples and paper hearts. —————–Day breaks in the body’s night. There, within, inside my head, [...]

Thumbnail image for A Double Origami Heart for Your Soulmate

This double origami heart designed by Ildikó H.Vass adds to the lovely collection of origami hearts featured in other posts here on Origami Spirit. Ildikó made this variation based on her original origami heart, which is a simple and fun folding experience. If you haven’t yet folded Ildikó’s original heart, I recommend setting aside a few [...]

Thumbnail image for Origami Heart Chain and Gift Card

Here is a video featuring two useful modifications of the lovely heart model created by Ildiko Vass. This origami heart was featured in an earlier post. It would make a great decoration for a Valentine’s or Mother’s day gift. What I’ve done here is alter the central locking mechanism of the heart.  Now any number [...]

Thumbnail image for Unique Ways to Keep Romance Alive – Part 2 of 3

Do you believe that the secret of happiness lies in small shared rituals? Do you give importance to the small details of daily life? Making and giving origami hearts is an effective way to express our affection people we love. This origami heart can be folded in less than a minute and is a fun [...]

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Something as simple as an origami heart can help us keep romance alive. And writing a love note to go with it will help keep the flame burning bright. Give your next love note or Valentine invitation some extra sparkle by placing it within this easy-to-make origami heart box. Since the heart and note can [...]