Sep 23, 2013

Origami Decorations: Modular Flower

I cannot stop folding modular flowers... They are beautiful, and it's also very fun to try different patterned papers and discover the end results. Take a look at this one:
Origami Decorations: Modular Flower
 The same modular flower, viewed from the back:
Origami Decorations: Modular Flower

The instructions can be found in the book New Origami Land: Origami You Can Play With, by Tomoko Fuse.
I folded the flower with eight 3" (75 mm) squares of patterned origami paper.

Sep 16, 2013

Origami Decorations: Modular Flower

This is another modular flower designed by Tomoko Fuse.
Origami Decorations: Modular Flower
This model is very interesting, as it has an extra piece attached to the back to make it sturdy, which also makes it very beautiful from both sides.
Origami Decorations: Modular Flower
The instructions can be found in the book New Origami Land: Origami You Can Play With, by Tomoko Fuse.
I folded the flower with eight 3" (75 mm) squares of double-sided patterned origami paper.

Sep 8, 2013

Origami Decorations: Modular Flower

Is there anything better to cheer up a rainy day than folding a colorful flower?
Origami Decorations: Modular Flower
This cute modular flower was designed by Tomoko Fuse. The instructions can be found in her book New Origami Land: Origami You Can Play With.
I folded the flower with five 3" (75 mm) squares of double-sided patterned origami paper.

Sep 2, 2013

Origami Decorations: Crane Place Card Holder

I was recently asked, in one of the Origami Houston meetings, about ideas for place card holders for a party. They needed to be simple, elegant, and not too much time consuming, as the host would have to fold a bunch of them by himself.
I suggested to go with this one, the traditional crane place card holder.
Origami Decorations: Crane Place Card Holder
The crane place card holder is a modification of the traditional flapping bird. The instructions can be found in the book Crane Origami.
I folded the model in the picture above with a 6" (150 mm) square of embossed washi paper, and added  a 3" x 1½" (75 mm x 38 mm) name card, decorated with a scrapbooking corner punch.

The place card holders can have an elegant or casual look depending on the paper you choose.
Origami Decorations: Crane Place Card Holder
From left to right: embossed origami paper, elephant hide paper, scrapbook paper, tant paper, patterned origami paper.