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, August 27, 2012

Christmas Kusudama Ball Ornaments

It's a little early to be thinking about Christmas, but with summer coming to an end and autumn just around the corner, I felt an urge to get a jump on holiday decorating. 

When I found these pretty red and green patterned paper, I couldn't resist making some Christmas ornaments.  These flower balls are called Kusudama (medicine) balls, traditionally made in Japan.  They were made with herbs and hung in rooms to prevent illness.  Today, these balls are made from 12 individual origami flowers, attached to each other to create this beautiful ornament.

Close up shots....


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Musical Jasmine?!!

Look what popped up in my jasmine bush!

Must be why the birds were sounding so good these days!

Here is a close up...

These flowers may just have to make an appearance at our next garden party!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Victoria's Secret Upcycled Flowers

I was cleaning out my closets and came upon these Victoria's Secret bags, and was suddenly curious to see how they would look as upcycled origami flowers.  I loved the bright pink colors and the stripes looked like they would add a fun pattern to the flowers. 

So I set about carefully taking apart the bags.  After removing the handles and cutting the bags into little square sheets, I folded each petal and assembled them into flowers.  Here are the results of my recycled paper bag project!

These make a lovely bunch of Victoria's Secret origami flowers!