Make an Origami Frame With Decorative Hearts

Seeing the faces of those we love can make our heart sing with  joy. This origami photo frame –featuring a heart at each corner, is a beautiful way to keep those we love close by. To design this frame I found inspiration in an easy origami heart created by Ildikó Vass. Just this week, I … Read more

An Origami Snowflake –Great Homemade Christmas Ornament!

Looking for homemade Christmas ornaments or gifts? These three-dimensional origami snowflakes are ingenious examples of efficiency in designing modular origami. Just take three square pieces of paper and make a snowflake. No scissors! No glue! Like the ‘Polo Sur Star, previously presented here on OrigamiSpirit, the two puffy snowflake versions shown on this post are the … Read more

How to Make a Modular Origami Magic Star

Looking for an origami magic star instructions? This magic origami star was the first modular piece I ever made over twenty years ago. I loved it then and it continues to be one of my all-time favorite modular origami models. Here is why you too will love this Magic Origami Star: The module is simple and … Read more

An Interview with Meenakshi Mukerji, Master of Modular Origami

In addition to her well-known modular origami pieces, Meenakshi Mukerji is now designing single-sheet origami figures. One of her most recent creations is the Kusumita, a geometric flower. This model has served as a base for numerous variations, including three of the suit symbols in a set of traditional playing cards. Meenakshi has kindly given me … Read more

How to Make an IvaMia Kusudama

A kusudama is a traditional Japanese paper ball created by joining together multiple identical units. In Japan it was common to join these units with glue or thread. This particular kusudama design –named IvaMia, is made without cutting and assembled without glue. It is a perfectly elegant example of contemporary modular origami. The IvaMia kusudama … Read more

How to Make a Modular Origami Snowflake

Origami master Francis Ow -well known for his origami hearts, is an origami designer whose work goes far beyond origami heart models. He is also a prolific creator of geometric and modular origami. One of Mr. Ow’s recent creations is the modular origami snowflake and its variations. He has shared diagrams for this snowflake here. … Read more

Make a Gorgeous Modular Origami Wreath

Christiane Bettens* –also known as Mélisande, created this gorgeous modular origami piece as an Advent Wreath. Made with green and red paper, this origami wreath is perfect for the Christmas season. But if we use orange and yellow colors, it becomes a radiant sun. Just what we look forward to have at this time in … Read more

Modular Origami Lily Star –Make and Use it as a Candle Holder

Modular origami is a technique in which two or more sheets of paper are folded into units or modules. The units are then fitted together to form one larger piece. The origami piece shown in the photo is reminiscent of both a lily and a star. Designed by Leonor Martínez (Colombia), this is a charming … Read more

Make a Modular Origami Star from Patagonia

Thinking of a last minute Christmas present? Planning ahead for next year’s holiday ornaments?Even if you are not in the holiday mood, I invite you to get two squares of colorful paper and sit with me for just fifteen minutes. You’ll enjoy making this cleverly designed modular origami star. The ‘Polo Sur Star’ was created by … Read more