Jan 8, 2011

Butterfly Tato - New Origami Model

Happy New Year! In this first post of 2011, I would like to thank you all for all the nice comments I received in my blog. I always appreciate your feedback, so please leave me your comments and let me know if you fold the models described in my posts.
And thank you for keep coming back to my blog! Remember that you can subscribe to the blog and be notified when I post something new (usually once a week).

This is the first new model of the year: a butterfly tato or Japanese purse.

Butterfly Tato - New Origami Model

The butterfly tatos in the picture were folded using regular origami paper, from 6" (150 mm) squares. You can find the diagram here.

Tatos can contain a message or small flat items inside, so they can be used as envelopes to hold party favors, invitations, thank you notes or cards. In this case, you can fold the model from a bigger square, 10" (250 mm) or 12" (350 mm). The butterfly wings are locking the tato, so it will stay closed by itself.

The butterfly tato will be a nice idea for sending a thank you note to Santa or to start preparing your Valentine's Day cards.

Please leave me a comment to let me know if you like it and thank you again for keep coming back!


Márcia Shintate said...

Hi, Marcela! Your blog and your works are wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Yes, I do love it!
and thanks for the diagram!
ilan garibi

Ivani said...

Hi, Marcela!

I really enjoyed your blog.


Rachel Katz said...

Well, folding your clever variation on this traditional tato certainly beat watching football.Congratulations on a lovely model.


Eric Madrigal said...

Estimada Marcela: Otro más de tus bellísimos modelos que me encantó plegar. Puedes ver mi versión en:
Eric Madrigal

martina said...

Hola, y gracias por el diagrama. Es hermosa esta pieza y me parece adecuada para mandar una nota a amigas por cuampleaños, aniversarios, o solo para que recuerde que la queremos y la tenemos encuenta, bellisima. Gracias.

Marcela Brina said...

Thanks! I really appreciate it!
Eric, hermosa tu versión.
Martina, muy buenas ideas.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the lovely variation :) I have posted mine in my blog http://origamiaday.wordpress.com/2011/02/05/butterfly-tato/

Anonymous said...

this is impossible lol. do you mind posting a video on how to do this

Unknown said...

Grazie, grazie mille, un bellissimo modello!!!!

Gerardo said...

Marcela, I'm the organizer of the current monthly design challenge in The Origami Forum. It's about tatos!

Here it is. It started just a couple of days ago: Monthly Design Challenge September 2019

Because of models like this one, I wanted to personally invite you to the challenge. Can I count with your participation? I really hope so! You have a big chance of winning and it would be awesome to see you come back to the forum. Please let me know if we can count with your participation; my email address is gerardo(a)neorigami.com

Gerardo said...

I folded your tato and posted it here: https://snkhan.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=79&start=15060#p151804

Thank you very much for sharing the diagrams Marcela! Hope you like my fold ; )

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