rosebud petal and calyx origami

Origami Rose Petal & Calyx

You know that excitement you get when you find a model you absolutely HAVE to share? Maybe you do, or maybe you don’t, but I certainly felt that way when I saw Carolos Bocanegra’s “New Rosebud Petal” and “Calyx.”  It’s pretty simple, and the results are heart-warming. Doesn’t it make you want to garden right…

origami electra 30

Origami Electra-30

I love the look of this origami model. It’s extremely versatile, too. Place flowers into each “hole/opening” and secure with glue for impressive results! Assembly instructions too fast? Real-time assembly instructions are available below! Also check out the Electra-60 (which uses 60 units instead of 30). It also spins! And yes, that’s me, being a complete dork.…

electra 60 origami

Origami Electra-60

Electra Design: David Mitchell I love, love, LOVE this model. It’s so versatile. Put flowers into each “hole/opening” for a stunning kusudama (like in the photo below). 😉 Also check out Electra-30 (good option if you don’t feel like folding 60 units) HERE. Is the assembly section too fast? REAL-TIME assembly instructions are also available…

lily kusudama origami

Origami Lily Kusudama

In this video, I will show you how to turn the traditional origami lily into a ball! It’s stunning, and easier than it looks! NOTE: I created 24 units (with 48 sheets of paper), but feel free to make less. I personally like the “over-crowded, dense, organized-chaos look,” but some of you may like the…

Kirigami orb origami

Kirigami Orb / Decorative Ball

Here’s a wonderful little orb for decoration. Reminds me of an Easter egg, so I’ll file this under “Easter crafts.” 🙂 HINT: In this video, I made 8 arches, but you can opt to cut more if you want your orb to stretch lower to the ground, and to be more elongated, in general. It’ll…

sea urchin kusudama origami

Origami Sea Urchin Kusudama

One of the coolest looking kusudamas / origami balls I’ve seen in a while! This took me forever to complete, but well worth it! It also happens to be one of my favorite models of ALL TIME! Makes a great Christmas ornament too. 😉 Design: Tomoko Fuse