How To: Make Sculptural Origami Pyramid Wall Art!

By: Capreek Jan 24, 2013

created at: 01/22/2013

I really love the look and inherent texture of sculptural wall art; I feel like it adds a unique energy to the room you just don't get with your typical 2D fare. If you're looking to add a unique "wow" factor to an entryway, guest room, or anywhere in your home for that matter, check out this clever DIY decor project from Rue Magazine!  … Continue Reading

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Make It: A Modern DIY Origami Pendant Light

By: Capreek Jan 22, 2013

created at: 01/22/2013

Currently, all our pendant lighting needs are being met, but the next time I need something awesome (and inexpensive) to light our place, I will definitely try out this DIY origami lamp!  … Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Origami Business Card Holders

By: Capreek Aug 24, 2012

created at: 08/23/2012

Sooo... this is pretty cool, right? Origami business card holders? In any awesome paper and pattern my heart desires? I am all over this simple DIY project from How About Orange!… Continue Reading

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Diamonds Are Forever... And Foldable!

By: Craftmel Apr 17, 2012

created at: 04/17/2012

If diamonds really did come in such vivid colors, I think I'd be tempted to get one in every color.  Especially if they were as inexpensive as FREE, like this fascinatingly faceted assortment.   spanspanI can't get over the awesomeness of this PAPER project! We all have paper lying around, right? Anyone coming up on their one year wedding anniversary?  I may have missed that Paper Anniversary opportunity by 6 years, but… Continue Reading

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Coasters and Trivets: The Magic of Modular

By: Craftmel Mar 14, 2012

created at: 03/13/2012

When I was a little girl, my grandpa would keep us spell-bound by inexplicably pulling off his thumb and putting it back on again.  I remember when he revealed the secret that his thumb was simply bent and hiding behind his other fingers.  I suddenly could see the illusion (and realized that's why his actual stump of a ring finger could never be put back together!) and it was easy to replicate his little trick.  

When I saw these modular coasters from How About Orange, it made me think of good ol' grandpa and his finger trick- except this time, it is all in… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Folded Paper Star Lantern!

By: Capreek Mar 06, 2012

created at: 03/05/2012

First that outdoor deck/daybed makeover and now these outdoor star lanterns... I think it's safe to say we're itching for warmer weather!  While sunshine and blue skies are still a few weeks (or months) off, that doesn't mean we can't start perfecting our paper-folding skills.  I, for one, am definitely going to try my hand at these paper star… Continue Reading

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A Paper Crane on a Penny: Teeny Tiny Origami!

By: Capreek Jun 13, 2011

created at: 06/13/2011

A penny for your thoughts?  How about a penny with a tiny paper crane on… Continue Reading

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How to Make an Orca Out of Drinking Straws

By: Diy maven May 06, 2011

Part origami, part magic, these orca (or "shachi" in Japanese) decorations are sure to delight. All we need to make them is some bendy straws, some googly eyes, glue for plastic and a… Continue Reading

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Origami Ornaments

By: Diy maven Dec 15, 2010

Festive origami decorations

These lovely origami ornaments come to us from Mini Eco. The step by step folding instructions seem fairly easy and perfect for an origami newb.

Via Whip Up.

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How to Make Folded Paper (Kirigami) Christmas Trees

By: Bruno Dec 09, 2010

Kirigami paper Christmas trees are a quick and easy way to add a festive decor to your home.

A few weeks ago my mother-in-law, Lin, showed me how to make these really cool Kirigami (which, unlike Origami, includes cutting) paper trees. They're super easy, once you get the hang of them, and look really nice in bunches. Plus, you can get creative with the paper you use (Lin's incredible hand-marbled paper is a good place to start) for different effects. 

There are lots of tutorials on the web about how to make these,… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 7 Festive Fall Garlands to Make This Weekend

By: Capreek Nov 18, 2010

created at: 11/17/2010

If you're not busy making wreaths, sewing napkins, or drilling out napkin rings, and you're ready and willing to take on a festive fall project, see if any of these garlands tickles your… Continue Reading

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Origami Up the Wall

By: Modhomeecteacher Jul 15, 2010

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What could be cheaper than using beautifully colored origami paper to make perfect wall art? It's geometric, it adds texture and, if you can make it look this good, it's practically free. A series of designs could be hung to give your wall an art gallery feel. But you need that wall for storage? Well, look what we have here - a giant sized origami wall unit that can multi-task as both art and… Continue Reading

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Origami Animal Heads/Lights

By: Diy maven May 19, 2010

One of my brothers and brother-in-laws have homes populated by stuffed animals, and I'm not taking the Pooh Bear kind either. I'm kidded when I go to such houses because everybody knows I have a very low gross-out threshold for such… Continue Reading

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Turn a Plastic Bottle into an Lovely Vase

By: Diy maven Feb 01, 2010

What do you get when you go all origami on a plastic bottle? You get a lovely--yes, lovely--vase. To make one, you'll need a plastic bottle, a scissors and a Sharpie. You can find theContinue Reading

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Holiday How-To: Origami Box Ornaments.

By: Chrisjob Dec 23, 2009

I think Creature Comforts wins my very, very unofficial award for best DIY holiday projects this year. Nearly every day of the yuletide work week this December, they've offered some very fine holiday how-tos, many with free printable patterns and art, as well as all kinds of free alternative gift wrap options and gift tags.

So, to give Ez and crew a final round of applause, one more great project from Creature Comforts: DIY Origami Box Ornaments… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Eco-hip Paper Ornaments

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 23, 2009

created at: 2009/11/23

STOP!! Don't even go down the cheapy Christmas ornament aisle. Look what you can make from paper. One is done by quilling, rolling and gluing pieces of… Continue Reading

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How to Make Toilet Paper Origami

By: Diy maven Sep 10, 2009

Toilet paper origami, also called 'toilegami', is practiced in upscale hotels. Basically, the cleaning staff folds the first piece of toilet paper on the roll into a shape. The most popular is the triangle fold, and it's a great way to greet your guests when they visit your bathroom. I do this so-simple -it-doesn't-really-need-instructions fold all the time. But now, thanks to Origami Resource, I'm going to step my toilet paper origami up a notch. From easiest to hardest, here are… Continue Reading

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DIY-able? Origami Fabric Wallcovering

By: Modhomeecteacher Sep 09, 2009

created at: 2009-09-09

I just love it when someone does something unexpected with fabric. Artist and wallpaper designer Hanna Nyman, in co-operation with interior designer Marie Dreiman, has created her recognizable 3-D wallcovering, only this time… Continue Reading

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Laundry Face Art

By: Modhomeecteacher Sep 05, 2009

created at: 2009-09-05

Bored at the the laundramat waiting for your undies to dry? Try biding your time with some strategic folding to create expressive faces and profiles to entertain your fellow laundry doers. Crooked Brains blog Continue Reading

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How to Fold a Towel Elephant

By: Diy maven Aug 28, 2009

You could call it origami for cruisers; I just call it cute. This spunky little elephant's construction looks complicated, but it… Continue Reading

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