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Thumbnail image for Make Origami Trees to Celebrate World Environment Day

Did you know that June 5th is World Environment Day? I’d like to invite you to join me in the ongoing effort to raise awareness of our precious environment. To participate  please fold either an origami tree, an origami creature or maybe an origami flower using a piece of recycled paper. When you’ve completed your [...]

Thumbnail image for Origami Flower for a Guinness-Record Attempt

Have you ever seen more than fifty thousand origami flowers in one place? I am honored that UTFOLD (University of Toronto Origami Club)  has made 51,080 examples of my Hollow-Petal Flower for a Guinness World Record attempt in the ‘Largest Display of Origami Flowers’ category. With this project, UTFOLD intents to raise awareness and create [...]

Thumbnail image for How to Make an Origami Shamrock –It’s a dish too!

This origami model is related in design to the Hollow Petal Flower previously presented here on Origami Spirit (updated video coming soon). The design of this model is that of a three leafed plant commonly known as a Shamrock. A Shamrock (Clover or trefoil) is a traditional Irish symbol. According to legend the shamrock symbol [...]

Thumbnail image for How to Make an Origami Christmas Tree

This Christmas tree is a clever adaptation of an origami flower, previously presented at Origami Spirit, and a creation of Vicente Dolz (Spain). To make this tree we need seven flower units for the branches, one piece for the trunk, and a star. The following step-by-step video will show you how to make Vicente’s origami [...]

Thumbnail image for Make a Lucky Star and a Lucky Cat!

If you have a beloved little kitty who is a star in your home, you can now easily make a whole constellation of lucky cats and draw your own cat’s face on each and every one of them! The lucky cat comes from the traditional  Lucky Star featured before in Origami Spirit. When I saw [...]

Thumbnail image for How to Make an Origami Flower and a Leaf (Spanish Eye)

This origami flower and leaf makes a marvelous head ornament when creating a “Calavera Catrina”, a cultural Mexican icon and an integral part of the of the Day of the Dead celebrations. If this origami flower is made with orange paper, it looks like a flower known as Spanish Eye (Thunbergia Alata). There is a [...]

Thumbnail image for A Quick Origami Rose, a Variation and a Leaf –Three in One!

Roses are ancient symbols of love and beauty. This origami rose is easy to make and will probably become a staple in your repertoire of origami flowers. Once you’ve made a couple of roses and leaves it will take no more than five minutes to make a pair. The origami rose and leaf were designed  [...]

Thumbnail image for Six-petal Origami Flower -It’s a Lovely Snowflake Too!

Origami flowers come in many different shapes and forms. When I saw this origami flower, I fell in love with it and immediately wished I could make it. Take a piece of paper and make it right away…I’m sure you will love it too! This flower, designed by David Martinez, is made with an hexagonal [...]

Thumbnail image for How to Make an Origami Flower and Leaves

Origami flowers can be quite lovely and have the added benefit of lasting longer than natural flowers. The origami flower presented here is a design of Vicente Dolz (Spain), also the creator of this Chihuahua dog. Vicente’s origami flower is beautiful alone, when arranged with leaves, or when combined with other flowers.to make a bouquet The [...]