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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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A tree is symbolic of the maternal attributes of protection, nurturing energies, stability, shelter and security. An origami tree is a lovely hand-made gift that can express our thanks to all our mothers. It’s also perfect to celebrate the blessings of nature and Mother Earth. In addition to this origami tree there are many other [...]

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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When you see a picture of these kusudamas you might say “Oh that’s beautiful”. But when you actually make one and hold it in your own hands you will appreciate it all the more. You don’t have to have a PHD in math or in art to make gorgeous modular origami pieces. Just open one of Ekaterina [...]

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I believe that having fun is one of the secrets to a happy life. The annual Origami USA convention in New York City, held this year at St. John’s University, is always a fun and happy highlight of my year. This event is up to four days of entertainment, intellectual challenge, and an opportunity to share ideas and create [...]