Origami paper crafts - it is amazing what occurs when paper and a bit of glue come together. Let's see what happens when we make origami magic...

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Kusudama Origami Flower in Purple Plaid with Gemstone Center

I found this pretty purple plaid paper and thought it would make a cute flower, especially with the bit of sparkle in the middle.  What do you think?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Puffy 3D Origami Hearts

These sweet little 3D origami hearts were so much fun to make, but it took me a while to get them just right.  I originally thought that it would be relatively easy to make paper hearts, but I found myself building up quite a collection of puffy triangles before they started looking like hearts.  I guess practice makes perfect!

These origami hearts are great for displaying in a pretty vase, or scattered around to dress up a table setting.  Here, they complement the paper flowers so beautifully. 


Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year!

I saw this on http://chinesenewyearcards.blogspot.com and just had to share this picture with everyone.  Love it!

Wishing you a healthy and prosperous New Year!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Miniature Origami Baskets

How cute are these?

These miniature origami baskets are just perfect for holding little treasures. 

Especially with April coming up, these would make lovely Easter origami baskets.

To give you an idea of it's size, here is a paper basket next to a dime.  Yep... that's a dime, not a dollar coin.

This tiny yellow bloom complements the pink perfectly, and is an adorable addition to any table setting.  :)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Chinese New Year Red Envelope and Money Origami Flowers

Chinese New Year Red Envelope and Money Origami Flowers

Chinese New Year falls on January 23 this year, and 2012 is the Year of the DRAGON!  Festivities will continue for weeks, and a bouquet of origami flowers made from Lucky Red Envelopes and play money is a perfect addition to any Chinese New Year celebration.

Red is the color of joy and celebration.  The Lucky Red Envelopes are traditionally stuffed with money and given to friends and family at times of celebration. 

If you count carefully, you'll also see eight red envelope flowers and eight money flowers.  This is because the number eight conveys wealth and fortune.  Its pronunciation in Chinese is a homophone for the word "wealth." 

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