Giving cash this Christmas? (We still think it's better than a gift card.) Instead of just sticking the bills in a card, how about festively folding them into a Christmas money tree shape? With this simple technique, you’ll have the whole project done in less than five minutes.
My favorite aspect of the holiday season is most certainly the decorating. It puts a festive spirit in your heart and a big smile on your face – the perfect recipe for holiday cheer.
And while holiday decor can mean a variety of different things to different people, I think we can all agree that the best holiday decorations are both beautiful and inexpensive! This is Linda from A Sweet Afternoon here to show you how to make an easy, origami-inspired paper star garland that’s as festive as can be, and that you can make with any paper you have and just a few basic craft items. By the end of this, you’ll know how to make two different types of folded stars for all your decorating needs!
I love working with flowers. Fresh or fake, they just make me happier. While not all of us have a green thumb (I am not declaring I do as I am still struggling to keep my plants alive), paper flowers are the easiest way to enjoy some new blooms and keep them around far longer than a few days. And you can make this version in a matter of minutes! So hunker down with that hot glue gun and let's get to work.
I missed the origami lesson growing up and still don't really know how to do it. But after seeing this cool origami lamp, I'm game to go scour the web for all the shape-y tutorials!
Have you ever heard of Horrorgami? It's exactly what it sounds like. And it is taking the nation by storm this Halloween. Want to join the spooky paper movement? Of course you do!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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 felt.
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 lanterns!
A penny for your thoughts? How about a penny with a tiny paper crane on it?
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 pair
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...
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 storage...
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 things.
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 the written
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...