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Five Pointed Origami Star

Five Pointed Origami Star
I love that this star is neatly finished and attractive on both front and back. Update: March 2013. It has recently come to my attention that this design should be credited to Tomoko Fuse. I haven't been able to find it in a published work--can anyone confirm this? The secret? Start with a pentagon shaped piece of paper, not a square. How to make a five pointed star with pentagon shaped origami paper Start with a pentagon shaped piece of paper. Download PDF set of pentagon templates in various sizes. Fold the pentagon in half down the center of any point. Pull one flat side toward the center of the paper, keeping the center fold line aligned. When the side points intersect the fold lines as shown, stop and hold in place. Crease across the bottom, just between the fold lines. Repeat for each of the five sides. Fold each point in half, working toward the inner (small) pentagon. Flip the paper over and pinch the corners of the (small) pentagon to make sure they are well creased. Related:  OrigamiOrigami

Origamii Here, I’ll show you how to make an origami heart out of a dollar. There are many different patterns out there and this one is sometimes called change of heart. You’ll need a dollar bill or any U.S. paper currency. For this video however I’m going to be using a piece of paper approximately twice the size of a dollar so you can see what's going on more clearly. I want the pink side of this paper to show so I’m going to start by flipping it over. If you have trouble pinching in the sides to form the water bomb base, you can flip this over. When you do this, it kind of looks like a kite and now we’re going to squash these triangles down.

Mio Design blog Roll system seriesparts : 30paper size : 7.5cmnot use glue(C) Mio Tsugawa Happy new year.I hope we will be able to enjoy kusudama works together this year, too! This work is easy folding and easy assembling. I'll draw the diagram as early as possible. The bottom photo is made with 90 parts.You can see these works in my gallery.Kusudama Lab - gallery アプローズ巻き巻きシリーズパーツ : 30(緑の作品は90枚組み)紙のサイズ : 7.5cmジョイントマテリアル : なし あけまして、おめでとうおじゃります。 アプローズとは 「喝采」 のこと。 Origami Box I came across a tutorial for this origami box yesterday and couldn’t resist folding it immediately! It’s not like any other box I’ve folded before, it appears to be a rectangular box from outside but when you open it up there is another box inside – a square one! It also has a lid which closes down very tightly. The box is made out of a single square sheet of paper without scissors or glue. Description UPDATE from 13.09.2013: As it turns out, you can make this box not only from a square but from a rectangular sheet, too! Oh, and just a small piece of advice - on the first step don’t crease the sheet in half all the way from edge to edge, just make a short pinch somewhere in the middle. A box folded from a letter-sized sheet: Tags: Akiko Yamanashi, Box, Carla Onishi

Paper Flowers Here’s a lovely assortment of paper flowers to make, I’ve organized them in a few sections for easier browsing: Bouquets & Centerpieces, Tissue Paper, Crepe, Origami and the rest under general tutorials. Many of these have free templates to download and most are surprisingly easy to make! I’ve also compiled a vintage booklet into a pdf tutorial that you can download. Ready to see what’s available from around the net? ninthstreeteast.blogspot.com Stained Glass Style: Made with black construction paper and tissue paper of various colors. Double Fringe: You will need double-sided colored paper, scissors, glue, a ready-made or a do-it-yourself slotted tool, or just a wooden toothpick. increations.blogspot.com cheekymagpie.com Tulips: These are made with double sided decorative paper. Ornaments: Easy project made with cheap computer paper. howaboutorange.blogspot.com kindawonderful.typepad.com Popup: Made with pages from a magazine. marthastewart.com craftstylish.com etsy.com wendysmedley.typepad.com Tissue

page corner bookmarks This project comes to you at the request of Twitterer @GCcapitalM. I used to believe that a person could never have too many books, or too many bookmarks. Then I moved into an apartment slightly larger than some people’s closets (and much smaller than many people’s garages) and all these beliefs got turned on their naïeve little heads. But what a person can always look for more of is really cool unique bookmarks. Placeholders special enough for the books that are special enough to remain in your culled-out-of-spacial-necessity collection. Page corner bookmarks are cute, practical and deeply under-represented in the world.* They’re easy to make, easy to customize, and will set you apart from all those same-same flat rectangular bookmarks. If you like this tutorial, here are a couple others that might be up your alley. For the monster-loving adults in the room, try some googly-eyed paper monster wine charms. What you’ll need: Putting it all together: 1) Follow steps 2 and 3 from above.

-Diagrams — Page 2 A Christmas and holiday greeting to you, your families, friends, and loved ones. Today is the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere! From one of my south-facing windows, I can see the sun following its lowest and shortest arc across the sky. Tagged as: christmas, Origami Box, videos The year is coming to an end and I want to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for all of your visits, comments and continued support for our work at Origami Spirit. Tagged as: origami instructions, Peace, peacedove, videos Meenakshi Mukerji is a well-known designer of modular origami, where two or more pieces of paper are folded into separate units, then assembled to form one figure. If you haven’t been folding paper lately, watch out! Tagged as: origami instructions, videos Today we baptized Emilio Torres, my nephew, and the newest member of our family. Tagged as: chickens and hens, origami instructions This is my interpretation of the Sakura Star, a creation of David Martinez.

Paper Flower Key Holder Difficulty Rating: Beginner Tags If you need a quick 'just because' gift for someone, this is it! It’s simple to make, couldn’t be less expensive and we can all use one. I for one am always losing my keys and this, by far, is the easiest way for me to keep track of them. Here’s how: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Supply List Wire hanger Needle nose pliers with built in wire cutter (most are made like this) Hot glue gun and glue sticks Stapler Book pages Fiskars Scissors and Pinking Shears Krylon Clear CoatSmall piece of cardboard

Origami by Andrew Anselmo - Dollar Bill Origami One of my specialties is folding with US currency, or "dollar bill" origami. US currency, regardless of denomination (and unlike traditional square origami paper) is in the proportions of 3:7, and therefore can be the basis of some interesting models. Here are some of the ones I've designed; all diagrams are in Adobe PDF format. Original Designs More Original Designs Dollar Bill Bouncer I found this a while ago, and am finally putting it online! A short video shows how it works. Dollar Bill Octagonal Ring - The Great Seal/Unfinished Pyramid Many dollar bill rings have been created; this is my own version. More Dollar Bill designs

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