These star flowers look complex and difficult to fold, but they're actually customized for beginners to the art of origami. Check out this tutorial to learn how to crease and fold several beautiful star-shaped flowers. Stick them in a terra cotta pot for a cute tabletop center ...more
Origami Flowers for Beginners
These step by step instructions help you to fold your own origami flower - a lily or iris. Perfect for beginners.
What to you announces spring's arrival? For us, it has to be how all the flowerbuds in our garden seem to awaken at the same time, calling forth a beautiful opening ceremony of bright lilacs, hot pinks, and blues. Celebrate spring's many blooms by crafting these origami flowers.
All coloured patterns are drawn by hand for making these origami flowers. The flower looks like a daffodill but it's slightly different. Design: Joost Langeveld This is an origami tutorial brought to you by Joost Langeveld origami, a dutch origami artist. Joost offers some of ...more
An ajisai flower is the Japanese term for a hydrangea, a flowering plant which is native to eastern Asia and North and South America. These softly colored shrubs are the inspiration behind Fast Origami's tutorial for making an origami ajisai flower. You can try this project o ...more
We're not quite sure what kind of flower this is - perhaps an iris? - but we do know it's really pretty! Craft a couple to make an everlasting boquet or just make one as a sweet present to give to a loved one by watching this video and getting the how-to. This origami tutoria ...more
In this tutorial, I will show you how to make an Origami flower ball. Welcome to our Origami and Quilling for beginners series :) In this videos we use Paper Art to do some cool things that you can sell them, give them like a gift and more :)Enjoy! Video: .
Psst. Want to know a little secret? When it comes to beginner origami, if you know how to fold a crane then you can fold a variety of other animals/creatures, including a frog. By adding one extra step, you'll be able to turn a crane into a cute frog that stands on its own. W ...more
Origami seems super complicated if you're just starting out. After all, with projects like 30-sided modular spheres and magic cubes, it's easy to find your beginner level crane a bit pathetic. But you don't have to keep folding lucky stars and boring cranes to get better at o ...more
What do you do with origami flowers after you've made them and they're just sitting limply on the table? Stick them into a flower stem! Watch this easy tutorial on how to origami a flower leaf base which adjusts to be able to hold flowers of all shapes and sizes. It's a cleve ...more
If you're into folding origami paper flowers, then this is a must-have addition. You can't just fold the flower portion and expect it to be done! You need the stem, also. This video will show you how to make a couple different types of stems for origami flowers. See how to ma ...more
Pigeons are a common bird that don't get the love and respect they deserve. After all, after making a cameo appearance or two on your car window you don't get around to seeing them as the most elegant birds. But just because pigeons are EVERYWHERE in cities doesn't mean they' ...more
Origami creations make great gifts. Learn how to fold origami flowers, figures and shapes in this free crafts lesson from an origami expert. Part 1 of 22 - How to Origami flowers and figures. Origami flowers and figures - Part 2 of 22. Click through to watch this video on expe ...more
Yes, it is possible to fold an origami foxglove. Didn't think so, did you?
Are your magazines piled so high they're spilling over your desktop? Throwing so much paper away is a waste, so recycle your old magazines instead by making the origami flowers presented in this video. With six petals and a fluttery, accordian-style stamen, these flowers are ...more
This project is great for anyone who is new to origami, or a project you can do with your kids. Take a regular piece of origami paper (10 cm by 10 cm) and follow the instructions in this video to fold your own origami fox.
Yeah, you can probably find a countless number of videos on YouTube about how to make "origami wallets." But let's be honest here: Just how usable are these wallets? While you could probably stick a few dollars inside, we doubt you can put in any more safely. Want an origami ...more
Before you begin on your kawasaki origami rose folding, you should probably master the basics first. Namely, if you're interested in folding floral projects, then it's best that you start with a simple project like this one. Check out the video tutorial to learn how to fold a ...more
Origami bows are handy for times when you're wrapping a gift last minute and the closest thing you have to a ribbon is a roll of packing tape. Origami this beginner level pink bow to slap on the present for a much prettier presentation. Your friend, lover, or family member wi ...more
If you think about it, beds are a divine resting place. Free of outside distractions (we're hoping you don't bring your iPad and Blackberry into bed), warm, and cozy, a bad is the perfect place to just unwind, relax, and recharge. Which is why we're feeling more relaxed alrea ...more
We know that there is some seriously impressive origami out there. From 30-sided modular origami spheres to magic cubes and advanced, rounded figures like dragons, the world of origami offers so much to create if only you practice. Start small and cute by folding this easy or ...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
Are you sitting in class just a few minutes before the bell rings, and you swear every time you look at the clock that minute hand keeps going backwards or getting stuck rather than moving forward to your freedom? Then power through those last horrendous minutes by crafting t ...more
We've all seen origami frogs, as they are typically some of the easiest animals to make in origami. We've even seen jumping origami frogs that leap forward when you press down on the frog's back. But we bet you've never seen an origami frog that can do backflips. It sounds sl ...more
We don't know where the penguin trend started, but for the past couple of years the arctic animal has been getting some serious loving. From "Happy Feet" to Club Penguin, penguins are flopping around everywhere in the public conscoiusness. And who can really blame our fascinat ...more
This origami how-to video demonstrates how to fold an origami rose to embellish a scrapbook, greeting card or other paper craft projects. Folding your own origami roses is super easy and a great way to use left over scrapbooking materials. Watch this how to video and learn to ...more
This origami project is fun if for no other reason than we get to blow into it at the end of folding and turn it from flat to so phat (sorry). This origami cube is simple and quick to make and is a great introductory project for origami beginners who are looking to increase th ...more
Alas, you have hit the mother of origami projects, the one project from which all others originate and from which all origami folders begin their journey to paper tweaking bliss. The origami crane is well known as a simple, quick, and very pretty project for beginners to orig ...more
You don't need to be able to create crazy 100-side modular spheres to make beautiful origami projects. In fact, a great portion of the more popular origami projects are on the easier side (good news for sausagefingers like us). Check out this origami tutorial for beginners to ...more
When it comes to origami, does it get more basic than the crane? Well, other than an origami box, an origami crane is one of the essential beginner origami projects that origami students learn on their way to achieving folded bliss. If you're just starting out with folding or ...more
During the holidays, usually one of the hardest decisions you'll ever make when decorating your tree is whether you want to top it all off with a star or an angel. If an angel is your tree topper of choice this year, why not make it extra special by making it yourself? Check ...more
We've always wondered why cranes - origami cranes, that is - look so uniformly slim and model thin. Well, like our overexposure to "perfect" skinny actresses who make us think that everyone should look as they do (pretty with 0 percent body fat), we've also be overexposed to t ...more
Have you finally completed the 1,000 cranes project, achieved luck, prosperity, and all that goodness, and are finally ready to move on already from folding the same crane day in and day out? Then consider this project a beautiful release. Simple and perfect for beginners (an ...more
Feeling crabby doesn't always have to be a bad thing. In fact, if you're an origami artist sometimes feeling crabby simply means you're in the mood for folding some teeny crabs! Crabs are a great project for summer and also take minimal effort and expertise to fold. Just witn ...more
Is your best friend's baby shower speedily approaching and your mind out of ideas for a cute and cheap way to decorate the party? Then you've come to the right place. These tiny blue origami elephants would make great pieces of decor as centerpieces on the dining room table an ...more
Are you practically handicapped when it comes to crafting or doing anything at all that requires hand-eye coordination? We hear ya. While we aren't the most coordinated ourselves, even we have been able to complete the simple origami project in this video. If you thought you ...more
Okay, so watching "The Princess Diaries" gave us something of a princess complex. Come on, what girl doesn't want to own her own country (however small and fake), have Julie Andrews as her grandma, and be driven to even trivial places like the nail salon in a limo? Sounds good ...more
Check out this explanation of how to fold a bouquet of pink origami flowers by Joost Langeveld.
What little girl doesn't want to be a princess? Sadly though, after we grow out of our Disney stage we soon realize that life isn't one big fairy tale - in fact, it's quite the opposite. But that means we long all the more for our dashing knight on his steed coming to rescue u ...more
Just as night follows day, the summer and fall baby season follows wedding season in the spring. Lots of cute young ones seem to get popped out by the dozen during the summer, often prompting baby showers and other baby-themed events. If you know a mommy who's having a child ...more
When you muse on the topic of origami, you're probably imagining some pretty advanced stuff that sends your head - if not your fingers - for a spin. Modular dodecahedrons (what?) and magic squares, done by the more advanced origami artist, make the art seem too difficult for c ...more
Given that geishas are known the world over for wearing elaborate silk kimono costumes, even more elaborate headpieces and hairdos, and even more elaborate face and body makeup, it may not make a whole lot of sense that making an origami version can be easy. But, in fact, whe ...more
Were hermit crabs named after hermits or hermits named after hermit crabs? Either way, we know that hermit crabs are major homebodies. Like, to the point that they almost NEVER leave their homes to come out unless they're visiting another shell...their future shell, that is, w ...more
Being an origami beginner doesn't mean you have to relegate your folding wanderings to measly cranes (though all that folding practice isn't a bad thing) and ninja stars or lucky stars. In fact, at the beginner level of origami making you can actually fold a few pieces that l ...more
No one would ever fear the sight of a vampire if they were this adorable. Part Dracula and part bat, this is a hybrid origami figure that attempts to intimidate but whose penguin-like figure and cuddliness gives him away as a sweetheart. If you're finding this vampire/bat as ...more
These are the pianos of concert halls, of greats like Mozart and Beethoven, and of piano masterpieces that still set the standard for good music production. Grand pianos are large and a bit ostentatious, yes, but they create a deep, resonant sound that tugs on your heart strin ...more
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
What's so genius about this project? yeah, it may just seem like a plain white piece of paper that you fold a bit to stand up, but you're actually getting two beginning origami projects for the price of one. That is to say that if you learn how to make the origami tent in this ...more
For little girls, Hello Kitty is one of the first and most easy to love cartoon characters they encounter, and this is a love affair that continues the rest of their life. With multiple incarnations like the punk Hello Kitty and the summer fun (tanned) Hello Kitty, this is one ...more
Ever since we saw "A Little Mermaid" in second grade, we've been enamored with sea life (who knew that fish could be such cuddly little things with some nice pipes, too?). And let's admit it: If you, like us, grew up on a steady diet of Disney princess films, you probably wish ...more
Make a bouquet of origami flowers with an explanation of how to fold a stem that is made of paper.
Christmas will be here before you know it, which means weeks of festive parties, spending quality time with friends and family, and, if you're the crafty type, making presents and other favors for friends. This year, surprise your loved ones with a truly unique gift by making ...more
Is it just us, or does this ferocious alien/monster strangely resemble a cute, chubby wubby penguin? Whatever you decide this animal is, all we want to do is tickle its copious belly. Maybe this project would look like the alien it's meant to be if you drew ferocious eyes on i ...more
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
These step by step instructions help you to fold your own origami fish. Perfect for beginners.
VERY SLOW VERSION!! These step by step instructions help you to fold your own origami crane. Perfect for beginners.
Even origami veterans who can pull off 18-sided modular origami balls had to start somewhere. If you're interested in becoming a legendary origami master, begin with this simple project. Press play to learn how to whip up a basic origami jumping frog.
Don't get us wrong: We adore gift boxes, as they let us both conceal a gift and make the gift look more appealing by wrapping up the box in pretty wrapping paper and smacking a bow on top, but there's one big gripe we have about them. They either come in Small, Medium, or Larg ...more
Ever since Katy Perry's "California Gurls" single came out, we've never looked at popsicles and baked goods in the same way again. Pay tribute to the unadulterated version of these summertime staples by folding this origami chocolate popsicle. It's amazingly lifelike and is ea ...more
You may not enjoy eating leeks because you think they're icky vegetables, but you'll certainly enjoy folding them! Check out this origami folding tutorial to learn how to make a leek out of paper. This leek is so darn cute, it may just turn the vegetable hater in you into a c ...more