Make an Easy Origami Bow-tie Card for Dad

I’d like to share again this traditional origami bow tie previously presented at Origami Spirit, and suggest that it be used it to make a handsome greeting card for Dad on Father’s Day. The bow tie involves only a few folding steps. It can be completed in less than five minutes. I’m often asked how … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Playing Card Symbols, Origami Style!

Meenakshi Mukerji is a well-known designer of modular origami,  where two or more pieces of paper are folded into separate units, then assembled to form one figure. In recent months, Meenakshi has been exploring origami designs with just one piece of paper as well. Last weekend I spent some time interpreting diagrams for a few of … Read more

Fold the Perfect Origami Bird for Greeting Cards!

A bookmarks featuring origami birds

This gentle, easy-to-make origami bird, created by Ildikó Vass, folds flat making it the perfect choice to use on a greeting card or party invitation.I just mailed a gift and card featuring this bird to my nephew who will soon be celebrating his first birthday. Happy Birthday Emilio! The bird is made with a paper … Read more

Virgin and Child

On her blog, Vera Young has shared diagrams and an image of her interpretation of Our Lady of Aparecida (Nossa Senhora Aparecida), by Emilson Nunes, author of this wonderful book: <br /> The dark-skinned virgin, venerated in the Catholic Church, is the patron saint of Brazil. Her feast day is celebrated every year on October … Read more