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Make a Gift Wrapping Decoration thumbnail

We all appreciate the of joy giving or receiving a gift. To enhance the wrapping of a present there are many origami models that can be used as handmade gift decorations. The gift wrapping ideas presented in this post are a departure from “purist” origami but they are a lovely way to add a finished touch [...]

Make Origami Horses for a Mobile thumbnail

Do you remember ever riding a carousel in a park when you were a child? When I first saw this origami horse, cherished memories came flooding back to me. I remembered those times my parents took me to ride a carousel of colorfully painted wooden horses at Parque Nacional in Bogotá. It also made me [...]

Fun Halloween Party Ideas: Make Origami Candy Corn! thumbnail

Looking for fun Halloween party ideas? Here is one: make origami candy corn and use it to write ‘fortunes’ or ‘spooky’ messages for your guests. Below you’ll find some other ideas as well. As I recorded a previous video to demonstrate how to make an origami cat-head box, I thought that having some candy corn [...]

How to Fold a Fantastic Origami Facebook Logo thumbnail

There are many reasons why I like using Facebook. Keeping in touch with faraway family and friends is convenient; reconnecting with old friends has been rewarding. But the one thing I enjoy most is being able to meet and exchange ideas with other people online who practice the art of origami.  So, how about celebrating [...]

Ready For a Cute Origami Nail Polish? thumbnail

Are your digits in desperate need of a seasonal re-vamp? Or are they in an urgent compulsion to make one of those cute origami projects? Whatever the case might be, this cute origami nail polish is perfect for a girl who wants to experience a little bit of origami glamour, and for a boy who [...]

How to Make a Fortune Pouch That Your Guests Will Love thumbnail

An alternative to the conventional fortune cookie, this fortune paper pouch will be a fun conversation piece at a the dinner table. If you’re not planning to have a dinner party soon, you WILL, once you’ve made one of these charming origami containers, and find yourself folding a handful or two. A fortune cookie is [...]

How to Make an Easy Origami Box thumbnail

There are many different ways to make origami boxes and containers. These models can be made with different shapes (square, rectangle, pentagon…) and with different kinds of paper. Even recycled paper is good to use for folding origami boxes. The origami box presented here can be made with rectangles of different proportions. A letter size rectangle [...]

Make an Origami Rabbit Heart in Less Than 7 minutes thumbnail

The  rabbit symbolizes abundance, fertility, procreation, new life, spring, intuition, inner light, playfulness and joy. And everyone loves a rabbit, especially a fun and easy origami rabbit! This figure, an origami rabbit-heart, is a charming variation of an origami heart that was featured on an earlier post here at OrigamiSpirit. By simply adding a bit of [...]

How to Make an Origami Heart in Less Than 5 Minutes thumbnail

Before moving to the United States in 1985 I knew almost nothing about Valentine’s Day. And to tell the truth I don’t do much to celebrate this particular holiday. But we all love finding a clever, easy-to-make origami heart! So, when I discovered this model I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to show it [...]