Love isn't all butterflies and roses. In fact, most of the time it kind of sucks, and you may even get your heart broken. Made from white a red paper, it evokes the beauty - and sometimes pain - of love. Check out this origami tutorial to learn how to craft this beautiful pro ...more
How to Create an Origami Rose
Your mother has put up with your crap all these years, so why not repay her with a long-lasting Mother's Day gift? Learn how to make a twisted origami flower that can be turned into a pin or even a hair decoration by watching this video. Mother may like roses, but unfortunate ...more
Watch how easy it is to it is to make a Japanese kusudama. This video shows you how to make a paper rose star much like origami.
Flowers actually have a great impact on mood. Some flowers make you happy, like bright white and yellow daisies, while others, like deep crimson roses, make you feel romanced and lovely dovey. So if you're ever feeling down for some reason, cheer yourself up by making this bea ...more
You don't need to be an origami magician in order to spin marvelous creatures and critters out of thin air using nothing but paper and your super dexterous fingers. In fact, lots of origami projects that you've admired (cranes, roses, swans) can easily be folded by just about ...more
Looking to add a specimen to your paper garden? Make a paper rose using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own roses from folded paper. For more information, and to get ...more
If you've mastered a basic origami heart and rose then it's time to move on to a more difficult and lifelike origami project: This origami iris. Made of intricate and complex petals that jut up and out, this flower is gorgeous.
Now that spring is fastly approaching, you should ready your house with bunches of beautiful blooms. Until you can actually gather peonies and roses outside, check out this video tutorial to learn how to fold a bunch of lily of the valley blooms.
Japanese samurai warriors weren't all ferocious. In fact, many warriors prepared for battle by taking long, luxurious baths in concoctions of steamed rose petals so that in combat, their enemies would be taken off guard by the delightful scent just long enough for the samurai ...more
Learn how to make this wonderful gift that is easy for everybody to create. Watch to construct amazing roses from paper. This video is made for origami lovers.
Eric Gjerde is a master of origami who devotes much of his energy on origami tessellations. Some of his pieces fold nearly flat, forming layers that add just a hint of depth. These pieces look beautiful when lit from behind, due to the variations in brightness and color. Other ...more
I got hooked on origami sometime after Math Craft admin Cory Poole posted instructions for creating modular origami, but I had to take a break to finish a quilt I've been working on for a while now. It's my first quilt, and very simple in its construction (straight up squares, ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a paper rose with a napkin, Begin by orienting the napkin lengthwise. Then pinch the napkin corner with your right index and middle fingers. Now wrap it around the fingers. With your left hand, squeeze to create the size of the ...more
Valentine's Day is a day for love, but it also just happens to be the time when every flower shop in town hikes up their prices. Chocolates are still relatively cheap, but I never understood why you have to give the gift of bigger love handles when something more creative gets ...more
I made a Origami Valentine's day present for my Little Sister and Neice using heart and rose origami patterns I found on-line and put them in a backet with heart shaped lollipop I bought from Target.
The very first banknotes were used by the Chinese in the 7th century, during the Tang Dynasty. Before it was used as a true currency, paper money was used as part of a deposit system in which merchants would leave large amounts of coins with a trusted associate and receive a p ...more
For your next dinner party, impress your guests with some intricate-looking, but actually super-easy, napkin origami when you're setting up the table. The rosette fold is ridiculously easy and would probably work well for a Mother's Day brunch or an outdoor garden party. Simp ...more
Before you rake up the maple leaves on your driveway, how about grabbing a couple of the newer ones to make yourself a maple leaf rose? Think of it as origami using real leaves. By rolling, folding and layering leaves together one by one, you can make a maple leaf rose using ...more
Here you're going to learn how to make the the Nakamura Lock paper airplane which is is named after its creator, Eiji Nakamura, an incredible Origami artist. This plane flies exceptionally well which I'm sure has to do with its great forward leaning center of gravity. It also ...more
It may be cheesy, but whipping out an origami flower while you're at the dinner table can really make someone's day, whether it's made out of a napkin, dollar bill, or burger wrapper. It's great for showing your waitress how much you appreciate the service, or for breaking the ...more
Do you want to know what's better than a bouquet of a dozen red roses? How about a bouquet of bacon roses? Or, if you aren't a meat-eater, a bouquet of hand-crafted origami roses or ones made of duct tape that won't wither away within a couple of days? For this Valentine's Da ...more