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In a previous post and video you learned how to make the Star of Gratitude. The star has a central frame and also some convenient pockets to add inserts. Here you will learn some great ideas to enhance this model by adding inserts at its center.  And, among these ideas you will  also learn how to use [...]

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Two squares of paper, a few minutes of joyful paper-folding meditation, a lovely mandala design and an origami star is born! If you’ve ever made an origami figure using the windmill base, this eight-pointed star should be a breeze to fold. I’m excited to share with you this origami star of my own design. I [...]

Thumbnail image for Make Tin Twist-Icicles Christmas Ornaments in seconds!

When we train ourselves to be creative with origami, we are also preparing ourselves to be creative in all other endeavors. Creativity doesn’t always have to produce whiz-bang-dazzling results. Thinking creatively can be a life practice as we go about our every-day routine. One way of being creative with origami is looking for ways to modify [...]

Thumbnail image for How to Make an Origami Christmas Tree

This Christmas tree is a clever adaptation of an origami flower, previously presented at Origami Spirit, and a creation of Vicente Dolz (Spain). To make this tree we need seven flower units for the branches, one piece for the trunk, and a star. The following step-by-step video will show you how to make Vicente’s origami [...]

Thumbnail image for Get Hot for the Holidays With an Origami Chile Pepper

These origami chile peppers are hotter than the sun. Make one. Attach a pin to its back. Wear it on your coat. Great origami fashion! Or how about making a hot pepper origami wreath? Welcome to the origami chile pepper fan club! I made over one hundred of these peppers for the pin exchange at the [...]

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This delightful and easy-to-make origami cardinal, designed by Román Díaz, makes for a lovely gift or  as a Christmas ornament. Cardinals are non-migratory birds identified by a bright and distinctive red appearance. They are found from south-eastern Canada all the way south to Mexico and Northern Guatemala. In the northern latitudes. Cardinals are easily spotted [...]