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One Origami Box, Three Variations thumbnail

If you have been following this blog for a while, you may have noticed how much we love sharing origami boxes for all occasions. As with those previous box posts, I’m sure you’ll love this origami swirl box too! Jannie van Schuylenburg* (Netherlands), shared two variations of her lovely creation with me: One with a [...]

Drop Everything and Make this Origami Dog! thumbnail

Stop working! Stop browsing the Internet! Instead, fold this charming dog, now!  I’m serious! You’ll love it!! From the kingdom of origami animals this is a really cute one, and is now, hands down, one of my favorite origami action models. Have you seen Toy Story? Do you remember Slinky? Here in this model we have [...]

origami sunflower

The previous post featured the first version of this origami sunflower. This variation is made by adding two extra folds to each petal and making more of them. Both multi-piece sunflowers, of my own creation, are based on a traditional six-petal flower presented previously on Origami Spirit. This origami sunflower features twenty four petals, each made with [...]

Origami Sunflower (1 of 2) -Bring Joy to Your Life! thumbnail

When you see a sunflower, what do you think of? I think of warm summer days, blue skies, bird seed, butterflies, bees, and Vincent Van Gogh’s vibrant paintings. I also visualize the intense and lyrical energy of Tour de France cyclists passing through the French countryside and field after field of blooming sunflowers. This multi-piece [...]

Origami Flower -Beautiful, Easy and Fast to Fold thumbnail

Origami flowers are usually easy to make and have the added benefit of not wilting –as quickly anyway, as natural flowers. They can be perfect gifts or used as festive decorations. This six-petal flower is made with three rectangular units tied together with a piece of wire or pipe cleaner. It is informally known as [...]

Make an Easy Origami Bow-tie Card for Dad thumbnail

I’d like to share again this traditional origami bow tie previously presented at Origami Spirit, and suggest that it be used it to make a handsome greeting card for Dad on Father’s Day. The bow tie involves only a few folding steps. It can be completed in less than five minutes. I’m often asked how [...]

How to Make an Origami Dragonfly thumbnail

When I was a girl my mother would say that a dragonfly appearing in our garden foretold the arrival of a visitor. Today you are visiting this page thanks to a dragonfly! Welcome! This lovely origami dragonfly joins a growing group of other origami insects already shown here on Origami Spirit: a bee , a [...]

The Mondrian Cube –Quiet Elegance and Mathematical Beauty thumbnail

At first glance an origami cube might not seem as appealing as an origami rose or an origami elephant. But this origami cube, –known as Mondrian Cube, has a quiet elegance and a precise mathematical beauty that make it as much an object of artistic expression, as it is a challenging puzzle looking to be [...]

Origami Cat Love thumbnail

Do you like origami hearts? What about origami cats? This sweet and easy heart is the creation of Brians Tjipto (Indonesia). The model has a pointy flap that forms a convenient pocket into which a love message or  romantic invitation can be placed. Additionally, I thought to add a small cat head as an expression [...]