A Jar Full Of Origami Cranes

I always had a problem with origami cranes. I just love them, I love how they look, I love to fold them, I love to give them, and I love the story behind them.

Origami Cranes

So here it is one of my jars full of cranes. Those are some colorful ones, I also have some white ones, and I also had origami cranes at my wedding.

Origami Cranes

I am pretty sure I’m not the only one who loves them. It’s a simple model, a traditional one, and it might be the first origami model you learn how to fold.

Origami Cranes

Origami Cranes

My Second Month of One Year Origami Challenge

The second month of the year was harder than the first. On of the reasons why, it’s because I did not made a list beforehand of what to fold, so I end up losing to much time thinking on what to fold, and then not folding anything. 

I manage somehow to finish it, well, better say to have folded enough models to look like I made one every day.

Day 32 of 365 Origami Heart folded by me.

origami challenge

Day 33 of 365 Origami Ice Cream Designed by Paper Kawaii and folded by me.

Day 34 of 365 Golden RetrieverDesigned by Satoshi Kamiya and folded by me. Happy Golden Retriever Day⠀

Day 35 of 365 Origami Cat Heart designed by Paper Kawaii and folded by me.

Day 36 of 365: Origami tulip, the video that I followed said it was designed by Tsuku Cafe and the flower pot is designed by Jo Nakashima

Day 37 of 365 Origami rose and calyx designed by Tadashi Mori, and the flower pot is designed by Jo Nakashima

Day 38 of 365 Origami Valentine Heart-Box designed by Leyla Torres

Day 39 of 365 Traditional tulip plus flower pot designed by Jo Nakashima

Day 40 of 365 Masahiro Rose designed by Masahiro Ichikawa and flower pot designed by Jo Nakashima

Day 41 of 365 Origami Umbrella designed by The Idea King. Happy Umbrella Day:)⠀

Day 42 of 365. So...I saw this amazing kusudama designed by Tomoko Fuse on Instagram folded by @patricio.ravetta

 The one that I saw was made from 270 modules. I knew that I would not have enough patience so I decided to make one of 90 modules. I did the modules in one day except for the curling part, which I made yesterday and the assembling as well. The only problem is that even if I read that you don’t need glue to assemble, my modules just would stay in place..so I glue them. After I made all the 5 modules sets that I needed, I started to combine them only to realize that I made the sets all wrong. Off course I could not unglue them anymore. So what was suppose to be a beautiful 90 modules Ant Lions Nest kusudama end up on being a long patch of modules. That looks nice anyway. I was an origami challenge after all.

Day 43 of 365 I still had 20 pieces that were not glued from my mistake on assambling the 90 modules Ant Lions Nest kusudama designed by Tomoko Fuse so I folded 10 more and made the 30 modules version.⠀

Day 44 of 365 Magic Rose Designed by Valerie Vann and folded by me.

Day 45 of 365 Origami Book Designed by Oriland Origami and folded by me⠀

Day 46 of 365 Origami Chinese Thread Book interpretation by Paula Versnick and folded by me.⠀

Day 47 of 365 Origami Whale designed by Jo Nakashima

Day 48 of 365 Cherry Blossom Designed by Pham Hoang Hai⠀

Day 49 of 365 Cat Designed by J. Anibal Voyer and folded by me⠀

Day 50 of 365 Origami Swan Dish Designed by Laura Kruskal and folded by me.⠀

Leyla Torres wrote an article not too long ago about Folding an Origami Swan in Memory of Laura Kruskal so I wanted to pay my respects as well to an origami artist by folding this swan designed by her.⠀

Day 51 of 365 Origami Winter Bear Designed by The Idea King.⠀

Day 52 of 365 Origami T-Rex designed by Kade Chan and folded by me.

I have to admit that I was kinda scared to try this model. The biggest paper size I have is 20 cm by 20 cm. But I do love the model, and I like dinos as well, so I decided to give it a try, it would’t be an origami challenge if I choose only models I know I can fold. It’s nowhere near perfect, I don’t have details on the head as I should, The paper is not very, the layers are not aligned good enough, but I did it till the end, and I think that’s really important.⠀

Day 53 of 365 Rabbit in Wonderland Designed by Keigo Matsuda and folded by me.

Day 54 of 365 Kusudama Paradigma designed by Ekaterina Lukasheva and folded by me⠀

Day 55 of 365 Mini origami plants in pots designed by Paper Kawaii and folded by me.

Day 56 of 365 Wen's Dragon designed by Sok Song

Day 57 of 365 Origami Dove⠀

Day 58 of 365 Origami Plum Blossom designed by Fendy Tong⠀

Day 59 of 365 Origami Butterfly designed by Yakomoga⠀

Do this was my second month of 365 origami challenge.

And that’s it. Until now, in March, I haven’t folded anything, so I have a lot of catch up to do. It’s been a bit too tiresome, with work, and finishing the apartment. Soon I will be moving to a new place, where I will have more space for myself, so maybe then I will be able to stay more on track. But until than, happy folding! And good luck to all of you who participate in this origami challenge.

Origami Fish Designed by Davor Vinko

Origami Fish Designed by Davor Vinko

Origami Fish

Model: Fish
Autor: Davor Vinko
Diagram: http://www.flickr.com/photos/davorigami/5912604669/in/photostream/
Paper: Origami

Origami Fish

It’s was such a beautiful day today, so I took this little guy to a local fountain today to make him some photos. He is sitting on a statue hand.

The fish was easy to fold and it has an amazing form. I had a lot of fun folding him.

Origami Fish

Origami Fish

Origami Fish

Origami Spider – Falangio Designed by Manuel Sirgo Alvarez

I hate spiders but my husband likes them, so I decided to fold one nonetheless. I used some paper that I got from a friend, and wet folded this little guy. You can see the marks on them where he was tied up in order to make his shape.

I think this is a cute Origami Spider model.

Origami Spider

Origami Spider

The model is Falangio designed by Manuel Sigro Alvarez and the diagram can be found in “Imaginado En Papel”

Origami Spider

Origami Spider

Siberian Husky Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata

This a memory lane post. I folded this model when I was a Liege. They have some amazing art/hobby stores over there. I found this incredible handmade paper that has such an amazing texture to it.

I was a student part of the Erasmus program, at the photography section, and we had to buy this glue spray. I used the same spray to glue those two pieces of paper together in order to create this Siberian Husky Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata.

Siberian Husky Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata

Do you see how amazing it’s looking?

They also have some amazing parks and those photos are taken in one of them. The model is Siberian Husky Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and you can find the diagram in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #108.

Siberian Husky Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata

Siberian Husky Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata

Origami Butterfly Chilling On A Tree

A long long time ago, a friend of mine learned me how to fold this simple, clean looking Origami Butterfly, and ever since then is my favorite way to fold butterflies.

Here it is, folded from a piece of blue square paper, and chilling on a tree.

Origami Butterfly

I really love how those photos turned out. I love to make my photos with natural light, so whenever I have the possibility I do just that. Of course, I have a lot of photos made inside, with artificial light, and I’m starting to get a bit better at that as well.

Origami Butterfly

I really found this Origami Butterfly amazing. Have you folded this model before? Do you want me to make a tutorial for it so you can fold it?

Origami Butterfly

My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge

Every year I decide that one of my New Year Resolutions is to fold every day. I never made it past a month until this year.

I have to thank r/origami and Instagram community for their support and love. Without it, I would have not made it this far.

It was a bumpy road, I had some days when I didn’t fold and then have to get back in track, but overall, it was a pretty good month.

My advice if you want to do this challenge is to write down what you want to fold, post it online, be part of a community and have a lot of fun. So let’s see what I have folded in this One Year Origami Challenge : January.

Day 1 of 365 Origami Firework designed by Yami Yamauchi and folded by me.

One Year Origami Challenge

I used Rainbow Colors paper by Tuttle Publishing. It’s a new pack of paper that I got. The colors are not quite as vibrant in real life. I saw that they do have a vibrant pack, so that would be my next paper acquisition.⠀

Day 2 of 365 Cat Box Designed by Leyla Torres and folded by me.

My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge

02.01 was also the Happy Mew Year Day For Cats so I just had to fold a cute cat. The paper I used it’s from a Crelando set. I just love the pattern.⠀

Day 3 of 365 I made 3D Star that came from Crelando paper pack

My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge

The paper that I used is Tokidoki origami paper. I just love how crazy the patterns are.⠀

Day 4 of 365 Origami Shark designed by Mr. Yukihiko Matsuno and folded by me

My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge

 I used Rainbow Colors paper by Tuttle Publishing. The paper is double sided, and I folded on the “wrong side”. I wanted the shark to be blue and not green..but I like how clean the design is. Do you want to take part of this origami challenge as well? I had a lot of fun and folded lots of new models.

Day 5 of 365 Origami Crane Designed by Eric Joisel and folded by me

My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge

It was also bird day, so I just had to fold a bird. The paper I used is Rainbow Colors paper by Tuttle Publishing. I think this paper it photographs really well.⠀⠀

Day 6 of 365 Origami Apple with leaf designed by Paper Kawaii and folded by me

My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge

It was also Apple Tree Day and as you will see I love to get ideas from fun holidays like this. The paper I used is from Tuttle Publishing, the rainbow paper pack.

Day 7 of 365 Carambola Flowers designed by Carmen Sprung and folded by me

My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge

The paper I use is from a Crelando 3d Star set. This one was indeed an origami challenge. I first choose the wrong paper, and the paper broke and the shape was not good at all. I learned from my mistake and for the second attempt I choose a better paper that turned out great.

Day 8 of 365 Origami Dog Designed by Edwin Corrie and folded by me

My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge

The paper I used is Alex Toys craft origami paper. The dinosaur set.

Day 9 of 365 Japanese Brocade Designed by Minako Ishibashi and folded by me

My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge

The paper I used from a set I found at DM store.

Day 10 of 365 Origami Mouse designed by Paper Kawaii and folded by me

My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge

Day 11 of 365 Origami Lotus folded by me

My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge

Day 12 of 365 Action Origami Monkey with Cymbals designed by Yoshihisa Kimura and folded by me

My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge

Day 13 of 365 Baby Duck Designed by Hoàng Tiến Quyết and folded by me

My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge

It was also Rubber Duckie Day so I had to fold a duck. I love the way this one looks.⠀

Day 14 of 365 A Simple Kite to Celebrate Kite Day.

My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge

Day 15 of 365 Columbus cubes designed by David Mitchell and folded by me

My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge

There are 20 cubes in total, and some cubes are with 2 “inside” corners and some with 3. I did not glue the modules so I could just make the corners on the go where I saw they have to be. The cubes themselves are glued one to another.

I started with a base of 5 and then continuing adding the cubes so there will always be 5 in a circle no matter how you look at it. For the next 5 I had 4 normal ones and 1 with two corners inside. And so on.

Day 16 of 365 Origami Dragon designed by Jo Nakashima and folded by me

My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge

It was also Appreciate A Dragon Day so it was a great occasion to fold one.⠀

Day 17 of 365 Magic Star designed by Robert Neale and folded by me

My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge

Day 18 of 365 Origami Winnie the Pooh design by Jenny W. Chan and folded by me

My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge

It also was Winnie the Pooh Day.

Day 19 of 365 Origami Pig and Candy Box designed by Leyla Torres

My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge

This pig was so much fun to fold. And it looks so nice next to my cat candy box designed by the same artist.⠀

Day 20 of 365 Origami Penguin designed by John Montroll

My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge

It was also Penguin Awareness Day.

Day 21 of 365 Origami Squirrel designed by Oriol Esteve and folded by me

My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge

It was a must to fold a squirrel for Squirrel Appreciation Day. The tutorial I followed was made by Jo Nakashima 

Day 22 of 365 Origami Money Cat v2 designed by Jo Nakashima and folded by me

origami cat

Day 23 of 365 I will call it Origami quilt

My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge

I saw this on Pinterest and I knew I want to do it as well. I don’t know how the models are called or by who are invented. They are the base for some models.

Day 24 of 365 Origami Bat-winged Heart Designed by Riki Saito and folded by me

25 DIY Origami Valentines Day Perfect to Say I Love You

Day 25 of 365 Devil Fish Designed by Yuri Shumakov

My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge

This fish it was a bit harder that I expected, but I love the shape it got. The paper did got a bit crumbly in some places but I think it looks good. I’m just glad I followed the paper size and did not go with my regular 15 by 15 cm.⠀

You can find the diagram in  Oriland Origami Sailing

Day 26 of 365 Origami Kangaroo Designed by Jo Nakashima

My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge

For Australia day I knew I would like to fold a kangaroo or a koala. 

Day 27 of 365 Origami Horse Designed by Leyla Torres

My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge

I just love how cute those horses are. The paper I chose is not making justice to the model. Nevertheless I love how it turned out. You can made origami mobile or carousel with them.⠀

Day 28 of 365 Orange Clownfish Designed by Katrin Shumakov and folded by me⠀

Orange Clownfish Designed by Katrin Shumakov

Day 29 of 365 Goldfish Designed by Katrin Shumakov and folded by me⠀

Day 29 of 365 Goldfish Designed by Katrin Shumakov and folded by me⠀

Day 30 of 365 Simple Sailing Boat Designed by Katrin and Yuri Shumakov and folded by me⠀

Day 30 of 365 Simple Sailing Boat Designed by Katrin and Yuri Shumakov and folded by me⠀

Day 31 of 365 Origami Butterfly Ball Designed by Kenneth Kawamura made from the tutorial by Jo Nakashima

My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge

So that's it. My fist month of 365 day origami challenge it's done.

And this is it. Most of the paper that I used and will be using are from Crelando sets (bought from LIDL), Tokidoki origami paperRainbow Colors paper by Tuttle Publishing,  Alex Brands origami paper , and some color printer paper and also some paper that I don’t remember the brand.

I still have a long way to go in order to finish this challenge, but I think I had a really good start. And I had a lot of fun folding the models for the origami challenge.

My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge
My First Month of One Year Origami Challenge

25 DIY Origami Valentines Day Perfect to Say I Love You

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start preparing for this romantic day. Whether you are a bit low on cash or you just want to make a special present that shows how much you care I prepared this origami valentines models to help you and me out.

I do strongly believe that a gift made by you will be heard louder than a bought one. But this doesn’t mean you can buy one as well, a bit of both worlds is always welcome. So let’s start

 

25 DIY Origami Valentines Day Models

01: Heart with wings designed by Jo Nakashima

02:  Origami Heart Designed by Leyla Torres

03: Origami Hearts

25 DIY Origami Valentines Day Perfect to Say I Love You

04: Origami Cat Heart designed by Paper Kawaii

05: Origami Heart Cat Box designed by Jenny W. Chan – Origami Tree

06: Origami Kawasaki Rose designed by Toshikazu Kawasaki

07: Origami Kawasaki Roses Variation

25 DIY Origami Valentines Day Perfect to Say I Love You

08: Bird base rose Designed by  James Sakoda

25 DIY Origami Valentines Day Perfect to Say I Love You

09: Origami Rose Designed by Jo Nakashima

10:  Origami Rose Designed by Naomiki Sato

11: Origami Rose Designed by Evi Binzinger

12: Origami Magic Rose Cube designed by Valerie Vann

25 DIY Origami Valentines Day Perfect to Say I Love You

13: Gift of Gifts Origami Roses Designed by BenJingLing

25 DIY Origami Valentines Day Perfect to Say I Love You

14: Origami Rose Box Designed by Maria Sinayskaya

25 DIY Origami Valentines Day Perfect to Say I Love You

15: Standard Rose Designed by Hyo Ahn

25 DIY Origami Valentines Day Perfect to Say I Love You

16: Origami Heart Box Designed by Paper Kawaii

17: Origami Valentine Heart-Box Designed by Leyla Torres

25 DIY Origami Valentines Day Perfect to Say I Love You

18: Original Candy Gift Box Designed by Makoto Yamaguchi

25 DIY Origami Valentines Day Perfect to Say I Love You

19: Origami Heart Envelope Designed by Francis Ow

20: Carambola Flowers Designed by Carmen Sprung

25 DIY Origami Valentines Day Perfect to Say I Love You

21: Origami Hydrangea

22: Origami Gerbera designed by Makoto Yamaguchi

23: Origami Paper Tulips

25 DIY Origami Valentines Day Perfect to Say I Love You
25 DIY Origami Valentines Day Perfect to Say I Love You

25: Ice Cream Designed by Paper Kawaiii

origami valentines

25 Easy Origami Christmas Ornaments Perfect For Your Tree

The second list will be about origami Christmas ornaments you can make for your own Christmas tree or to give it as a gift. 

From when I started to fold I always said I will make my own Christmas ornaments, and have a tree decorated only with them. I did made some one year, but never have I ever had only my decorations in the tree. So this is the year I will do that. 

I will fold the models as well and post them on my Instagram. I just hope I have enough paper.

You can see the Origami Christmas Trees list here. 

And now, let’s start this list.

25 Origami Christmas Ornaments

01: Origami Diamond Ornament Folded by Atelier Fête Unique

origami christmas ornaments

For this model you will need 2 pieces of square paper, some string and needle and if you want some beads. 

02: Origami Diamond Ornament ver. 2 Folded by Jessica Jones

origami christmas ornaments

You will need 2 pieces of square paper, some thread and needle, some beads if you want and you will also need some glue.

03: The Spinner Made by Jan Halvarson

origami christmas ornaments

For this model you’ll need: 6 x 7.5 cm or 15 cm origami paper squares, some string and needle.

04: Origami Japanese Brocade Folded by Creative Company

origami christmas ornaments

To fold this amazing model, that I’m obsessed with, you will need 6 x 10 cm or 15 cm square paper. Some thread and needle as well if you want to be able to hand it.

05: Origami Ball Folded by Ludorn

origami christmas ornaments

The paper for this one should have the ratio of 1/3. For ex. half of an A5 paper.

06: Upside Down Origami Folded by Tina Taul

origami christmas ornaments

To make this one you will need one piece of square paper, some glue, string and needle.

07: Origami Omega Star Designed By Philip Shen and Folded by Paper Finger Cuts

origami christmas ornaments

If you want to make it, you will need 6 pieces of square paper, some thread and needle.

08: Two in One origami Stars Folded by Tina Taul

origami christmas ornaments

For this one you will need 6 pieces of square paper and the classic thread and needle.

09: Tissue Star Origami Folded by Lia Griffith

origami christmas ornaments

To make it, you will need some square paper and some scissors. 

10: Origami Stars Garland Folded by Pauline Molinari

origami christmas ornaments

To make one star you will need one strip of paper with a 1:13 ratio. To make the garland you will need as many stars as you like, some thread and needle.

11: Modular Origami Star Created and Folded by Paper Kawaii

origami christmas ornaments

In order to make it, you will need 5 sheets of square paper and some ribbon in order to hang it in your tree.

12: Origami Wreath Folded by Creative Company

origami christmas ornaments

You will need eight square pieces of paper and some ribbon. You can also use some glue, but it should stay as it is.

13: Christmas Card Ornament Folded by Cindy deRosier

origami christmas ornaments

The materials you will need are: 

  • Christmas card 
  • scissors or paper trimmer
  • craft glue
  • rubber band
  • yarn or ribbon

14: Bascetta Star Kusudama Created by Paolo Bascetta and Folded by Paper Finger Cuts

For this particular one you will need 30 pieces of square paper but there are other types of assembly with less or more pieces.

15: Origami Christmas Cracker Designed and  Folded by Paper Kawaii

origami christmas ornaments

To make this cute candy box ornament you will need 2 pieces of A4 paper or Letter paper.

16: Origami Ornament Folded by Naver Blog

origami christmas ornaments

For one of this, you need 12 pieces of paper

17: Fluffy Rose Designed by Natalia Romanenko and Folded by Natalie

origami christmas ornaments

I just love how this model is looking.To make it, you will need 12 units (pieces of paper) that have 3:5 ration (9 cm x 15 cm).

18: Bouganville Kusudama Created and Folded by Isa Klein

origami christmas ornaments

This is another one that I can’t wait to fold it. You will need 12 pieces of square paper in order to make it.

19: Talitha Star Designed by Maria Sinayskaya and Folded by Go Origami

origami christmas ornaments

For the one in the image you will need 30 pieces of square paper but there are other types of assembly with less or more pieces.

20: Juliette Designed by Natalia Romanenko and Folded by Natalie

origami christmas ornaments

This one will take some time, as it needs lots of modules. 30+20 (7.5 x 7.5 cm, 5 x 5 cm) to be more precise. But I do think it’s worth the time and effort.

21: The Megapolis Kusudama Designed by Valentina Minayeva and Folded by  Judith

origami christmas ornaments

This is a complex one. You will need  60 modules, which are folded from paper in the ratio of 3:4 for ex.  7.5 cm x 10 cm.

22: Origami Santa Claus Designed by Yukihiro Matsuno and Folded by iejhcho

origami christmas ornaments

This adorable Santa is made from one square paper. The paper should be double sided.

23: Paper Blow Box Lights Folded by Victoria

origami christmas ornaments

For one box you will need one square piece of paper. You will also need some simple, slim Christmas lights in order to make the full project.

24: Origami Christmas Lights Designed by Origami Spirit and Folded by LEYLA TORRES

origami christmas ornaments

For one single light, you will need a piece of paper at the ration of 1:3. It works best with double sided paper.

25: Origami Snowflake Folded by Alberta Leong

origami christmas ornaments

For one snowflake, you will need one piece of paper. It works best with thin paper, or tissue paper so it will have some transparency between the layers.

I hope you enjoyed this Origami Christmas Ornaments list and helped you decide what to fold and hang in your tree.

I really love all those models and cant wait to fold them myself. 

If you decide to fold them and post them on social media, don’t forget to mention the creator if you can. I did my best to find who designed them, not only who folded them.

I’m sure the artist would love to see his or her creation folded by you guys.

Have a magical Christmas!

Origami Christmas Ornaments