Origami spring flower wreath

Wreathes are a fantastic craft to make at home as you can use just about anything as your medium. For my base I’ve used copper garden wire – it’s very soft and malleable, and it has a similar effect to branches. I looped a circle a few times, then wrapped wire around three locations – […]

Mixed purple origami bouquet

When you look up origami bouquets, you might see images of different types of origami flowers, folded from patterned or themed paper, and tied up neatly and used as a decoration or even a bride’s bouquet. Most of the bouquets I’ve made before have all been one type of flower but in different colour shades, […]

A crafty Christmas

Like many people around the world, I haven’t been able to travel for a Christmas gathering. This is the first time I’ve spent Christmas without my family, and so I’ve set up my very first Christmas tree in the corner of my home. I’ve made a lot of the ornaments myself to personalise it!

Deep box frame – origami butterflies

Hobbycraft has this blog post on ways to use a deep box frame and I got inspired to make an origami-themed frame. I used pink 7.5cm squares of paper to make Yoshizawa butterflies, and green squares to make pinwheels. I also cut them into quarters to make smaller pieces. You also need a piece of […]

Kusudama – “Sankaku tairu to kuremachisu kumi awase”

This is the Kusudama – “Sankaku tairu to kuremachisu kumi awase” (三角タイルとクレマチスの組み合わせ) model from the Kusudama Origami book. I think you can loosely translate it to a ‘triangle tile and clematis mix’ kusudama. The clematis is referring to this flower face that you can insert into the panels. It’s quite complicated to fold using smaller […]