Trees symbolize the maternal attributes of protection, nurturing energies, stability, shelter and security. This puffy tree joins the collection of origami trees presented previously in Origami Spirit.
This origami tree can be a good complement to this origami house.
This origami tree is my own design and you can learn how to make it in the following video tutorial
Tips and suggestions for making this easy origami tree
This origami tree is made with two pieces of paper. In the video the tree is demonstrated using thin kami paper, known in the U.S. as “origami paper”.
Any other paper –such as gift-wrapping paper or printed paper from old magazines, is suitable.
A good size for paper to begin with is 6 × 6 inches (15×15 cm) for the foliage, and 3 × 3 inches (7.5×7.5 cm) for the trunk
The final figure shows only one side of the paper.
If you can find the right colors you can make a tree representing each season of the year
Pink or flower-patterned paper will represent a tree in spring’s blossom. Green paper will make a tree with a summertime feel. Orange paper will suggest fall foliage. White paper could represents a tree loaded with snow.
Harmonious love resides within our own heart so the first person for whom you will want to make this origami Key to Love is of course, yourself. The joys of practicing origami make the precious blessing of our days even more so. While folding paper we focus on the positive instead of the negative, and become present [...]
“To send light into the darkness of human beings~ such is the duty of the artist.” Schumann The therapeutic gift that origami can bring to people who are mentally ill is something that Rosemary Browne has seen first hand. Rosemary is a passionate origami teacher who has been helping people overcome their mental challenges by [...]
Has someone ever asked you “What is origami good for”? What they might be really saying with this question is: “Aren’t you wasting your time with such child’s play?” If this ever happens, here are a few possible replies: Origami improves memory, motor skills, and self-esteem. Origami teaches patience and perseverance. Origami is poetry and [...]
Is someone’s birthday around the corner? How about Mother’s day? Who’s your Valentine? Maybe you need a Thank-You note? What better way to express love, joy or appreciation than with an adorable origami heart. This origami heart model is a classic design and the creation of Francis Ow, an origami master known for his excellent work on modular [...]
Ioana Stoian’s first origami book, Origami for All, was lovely debut for her as an origami author. I’m happy to present here her second book: The Origami Garden. I asked Ioana about her new book, and the recent developments in her work. How did The Origami Garden project come about? Soon after self-publishing my first [...]
This swan dish is the perfect example of versatile and easy origami. It will take you just a couple of minutes to make, and it can be used on different festive occasions! Filled with miniature chocolate eggs it is the perfect model for Easter. Because swans mate for life the swan is a symbol of loyalty [...]
Orizuru, a paper crane, a symbol of peace and the most classic of Japanese origami. Senbazuru, a thousand cranes! You might have heard of the Japanese legend promising to grant a wish, good luck or recovery from illness to those who fold one thousand cranes. On my travels through Instagram, I have been following the [...]
Uruguay may seem like a remote country, but soon it will be close to the hearts of those who love paper folding. In September 2016, an origami museum will open its doors in the Uruguayan town of Colonia del Sacramento: OrigamiHouse Colonia, Museo del Plegado del Papel y Talleres. The project, developed by Laura Rozenberg, seeks [...]