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Using Origami to Decorate Your Gifts thumbnail

Even the humblest gift can be dressed up and given a little flare when wrapped. The photo above is an example of gift wrapping using origami models that are folded flat. A carefully wrapped present not only reflects our affection and appreciation for the recipient but offers us the satisfaction of contributing to the value [...]

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 [...]

A Beautiful Way to Say “I Love You” thumbnail

This origami rose is also a box, perfect to give a present. Origami boxes are useful and versatile for any occasion. But don’t wait for a Valentine’s day, Christmas or a birthday to give! A handmade gift expresses depth of feeling and a greater degree of personal involvement in a relationship than a mass-produced item. [...]

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 [...]