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Beautiful Rangoli with Origami thumbnail

Rangoli is an Indian art form that consists of colorful mandala-like patterns created on the floor using materials such as colored rice, sand, quartz powder, or flower petals. The photo above features a lovely example of a combination of Rangoli and Origami designed by Shachi Jain. What an inspiration to imagine what origami pieces we [...]

Origami or the Art of Creating Meaningful Connections thumbnail

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 [...]

How to Make an Origami Hen-Basket thumbnail

If you have been following Origami Spirit for a while, you might be aware of how much we love Origami Hens, Origami Roosters, and Origami Chicks! To add to the flock of paper chickens featured in the past, I’m delighted to present here this Hen-Basket, a creation of the prolific artist José Meeusen (Netherlands). You [...]

Origami Hearts Galore! thumbnail

Any time you need to express love to your sweetheart is the perfect time to make an origami heart! This is a great collection of origami-heart tutorials and they are all very easy to make. But if you are looking for one that can be done in less than five minutes I recommend this one. [...]

How to Make an Origami Pig and Candy Box thumbnail

Do you love origami animals? Do you like origami boxes? A couple of weeks ago, I received a letter from Rhonda, an Origami Spirit follower, suggesting the following: “I like the Cat and Candy Box and your origami tutorial is easy to follow.   I was wondering if you could make the same box but for a [...]

Make Origami for Halloween thumbnail

Do you remember the joy of getting into a costume and pretending to be a king, a queen, a cat, a dragon… some character of fantasy and imagination? Halloween is around the corner. These origami for Halloween will delight you and your love ones. Choose one or more from this Halloween collection and make them [...]

Make the Perfect Origami Box to Place Tea Bags thumbnail

I love how origami brings joy to our daily life. My dear friend, Coriene Schiefer (Netherlands), shared a great idea with me to use this origami heart box. She made it to hold tea bags. Look at the lower right corner of the photo. Thank you Coriene! You’ll find all instructions and ideas on how [...]

Make a Secret Love Boat –Use it to Deliver a Love Note! thumbnail

The paper boat presented here is evocative of the traditional paper boat, but it has an added element of magic and charm. This boat is called the Secret Love Boat because you can open it and reveal a charming paper heart.  The Secret Love Boat is a wonderful and easy model designed by Francis Ow, [...]

Make an Origami Heart in Less than Five Minutes thumbnail

This origami heart is another versatile and easy model designed by Francis Ow, a master known for his paper heart designs and excellent work on modular origami . You can make this paper heart in less than five minutes and use it for Valentine’s day and on many other occasions! Thank you Francis for giving your permission to present this heart model. Tips [...]

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