Sep 4, 2011

Coasters - Decorating with Origami

Decorating with origami is so much fun! There are so many options!
On this occasion, I used a set of photo coasters, and instead of photos, I decorated them with small origami models.
This can be a great gift for the upcoming Holidays, and you can personalize each coaster for every member of the family.

Coasters - Decorating with Origami
Each coaster measures 3 ½" x 3 ½" (88 mm x 88 mm), and the display measures 2 ½"x 2 ½" (63 mm x 63 mm). The final size of the origami models used for decoration are very small, so try to choose simple models. The models must also fold flat.

In this set, I included the following origami models:

Dad's coaster
  • Shirt, by Marcela Brina, from 4 ½" x 1 ½" (113 mm x 38 mm) duo kami paper. This is a variation of the traditional kimono model. The video instructions can be found here.
  • Pants, by Rachel Katz, from 3" x 1 ½" (75 mm x 38 mm) kami paper. The diagram can be found in the book  Origami, Easy-to-Make Paper Creations by Gay Merrill Gross.
Mom's coaster
  • Two tone dress, by Gay Merrill Gross, from 2" x 2" (50 mm x 50 mm) duo kami paper. The diagram can be found in the book Minigami, by Gay Merrill Gross.
  • Hat, by Gay Merrill Gross, from ¾" x ¾" (19 mm x 19 mm) duo kami paper. The diagram can be found in the book Minigami, by Gay Merrill Gross.
  • Handbag, traditional, from 1" x 1" (25 mm x 25 mm) duo kami paper. The diagram can be found in the book Minigami, by Gay Merrill Gross.
Boy's coaster
  • Baby bodysuit, traditional, from 1 ½" x 3" (38 mm x 75 mm) kami paper. This is the traditional shirt model with two extra folds (the two bottom corners were folded back). The diagram can be found in the book The Practical Illustrated Encyclopedia of Origami, by Rick Beech.
  • Ball, not an origami model. It's a sticker.
Girl's coaster
  • Baby bodysuit, same as in baby boy's coaster.
  • Pinwheel, traditional, from ½" x ½" (13 mm x 13 mm) kami paper. The diagram can be found in the book The Magic of Origami, by Alice Gray and Kunihiko Kasahara.

1 comment:

Suspinz: Dabbler in Many Things said...

These are very clever, Marcela. Thank you for all the links.

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