Oct 26, 2013

Thanksgiving Decorations: Turkey

These turkeys will be a nice complement to your Thanksgiving table decorations.
Thanksgiving Decorations: Turkey
The turkey was designed by Jun Maekawa. It's a very interesting origami model, although not for beginning folders. The instructions to fold it can be found in his book, Genuine Origami: 43 Mathematically-Based Models, From Simple to Complex.
I used a 12" (300 mm) square of orange washi paper for the smaller one, and a 14" (350 mm) square of brown Tant paper for the bigger one.

Oct 20, 2013

Halloween Decorations: Owl

"A wise old owl lived in an oak.
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?"
Old Nursery Rhyme, Author Unknown
Halloween Decorations: Owl
The owl is an origami model designed by Akira Yoshizawa. The instructions to fold it can be found in his book, Origami Museum I: Animals.
I folded the owl with a 6" (150 mm) square of black origami paper.

Oct 11, 2013

Halloween Decorations: Cat

"When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam,
May luck be yours on Halloween."
Author Unknown
Halloween Decorations: Cat
The cat is an elegant origami model designed by Tomoko Fuse. The diagrams can be found in her book  Simple Traditional Origami.
I folded the cat with a 6" (150 mm) square of black origami paper.

Oct 6, 2013

Halloween Decorations: Witch on a Broomstick

"When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near Halloween".
Author Unknown
Halloween Decorations: Witch on a Broomstick
The "Witch on a Broomstick" is a fun origami model designed by Paul Jackson. The diagrams can be found in his book Festive Folding: Decorative Origami for Parties and Celebrations.
I folded the witches with 3" (75 mm) and 6" (150 mm) squares of double-sided origami paper.