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Do-It-Yourself Holiday Decorations, Gifts and Greetings thumbnail

This is my interpretation of the Sakura Star, a creation of David Martinez. It is a lovely model that I will add to the collection of ornaments I use  to decorate my staircase for Christmas, as seen in this post: Origami Adds a Holiday Sparkle to a Staircase Video instructions for the Sakura Star: Diagrams [...]

Two-fold Santa Christmas Card thumbnail

Paula Versnick, from Holland, created a two fold Santa which is considered a modern classic model. With its minimalistic elegance, this is one of my all-time favorite origami models. The photo above shows a Christmas card I designed a while ago incorporating Paula’s charming model. The card itself is made by cutting an 8.5×11 (US [...]

Origami Adds a Festive Holiday Sparkle to a Staircase thumbnail

The winter solstice is almost here, and the rebirth of the light is what I celebrate deep in my heart. Soon the sun will remain above the horizon a little longer each day in the northern hemisphere. The light returns slowly. I gladly receive it! To welcome the light I decorate my home with a collection [...]

Origami Hollow-Petal Flower thumbnail

In my previous blog, La Trenza, I featured this hollow-petal flower of my own creation (Now used for a Guinnes record attempt). This model is relatively easy to fold from the windmill base, –also known as Froebel’s basic form, and makes a nice Christmas ornament, or it can also be used as a dish for [...]

How to Make a Kusudama With the Carambola Flower thumbnail

This Kusudama can be considered modular origami, and it is based on a beautiful flower model, folded from a pentagon and originally created by Carmen Sprung (Germany). She calls it “carambola” perhaps because of its resemblance to a cross section of a carambola –also known as star fruit. On her website, Happy Folding, Sara Adams [...]