Origami or the Art of Creating Meaningful Connections

In a previous post, I asked people to share how they got into origami and “how has origami contributed to your life.” In response, my inbox overflowed with the most wonderful heartfelt responses where many of you shared with me your story about just how meaningful origami is in your life. This gives me great … Read more

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 … Read more

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, … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

An Origami Tree of Hearts

A TREE WITHIN A tree grew inside my head.It grew inside,an origami tree of hearts.It’s roots are veinsits branches nerves,thoughts its tangled foliage.Your glance sets it on fire,and its fruits of shadeare blood applesand paper hearts.—————–Day breaksin the body’s night.There, within, inside my head,the tree of hearts speaks.Come closer, —————––Can you hear it? (Adaptated from a … Read more