Apr 19, 2015

Origami Flowers: Columbines

Colorful origami flowers can be used as beautiful decorations to brighten your desktop, like these columbines in the pictures below.
Origami Flowers: Columbines
The Columbines were designed by Benjamin Coleman. The instructions can be found in his book Origami Bonsai.

The vase is a variation of a traditional kusudama piece (video instructions can be found here).

I folded the flowers with 3" (75 mm) ,  6" (150 mm), and 8" (200 mm) squares of TANT paper and Folia Origami Paper, and the vases with 6" (150 mm) squares of scrapbook paper.
Origami Flowers: Columbines

Mar 28, 2015

Origami Toys: Burr Puzzle

A Burr Puzzle is an interlocking puzzle consisting of notched sticks, that resembles a burr seed. It's usually made of wood, but here is a nice origami version of a Burr Puzzle that you can make with paper. It's a nice decoration and it's very easy to fold.
Origami Toys: Burr Puzzle
The origami version of the Burr Puzzle was designed by Barlaham Benítez Vargas "Froy". The diagram can be downloaded from the OrigamiUSA website (click here).
Each puzzle consists of six pieces. Here is another picture that shows a details of each piece.
Origami Toys: Burr Puzzle
The puzzle on the top is folded with 5½" (138 mm) squares of Wausau Paper Metallics, and the one on the bottom with 6" (150mm) squares of TANT paper.