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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。 Playing Card Polyhedral Construction Above is a rhombicosidodecahedron, one of the Archimedean solids. It is "uniform on its vertices" , which means that every vertex is equivalent. At each vertex there is a pentagon, a square, a triangle, and another square. There are 60 vertices. Above is the dual to the rhombicosidodecahedron. Our construction replaces each face with a card. Above is a computer rendering of the construction. This is an 8-inch diameter construction in which the 30 cards have more overlap, so it is trickier to make. I like the 5-fold stars which arise on the sides of the cards. Here's a view looking directly at one of the twelve 5-fold stars.

Craft DIY Projects, Patterns, How-tos, Fashion, Recipes @ Craftzine.com - Felting, Sewing, Knitting, Crocheting, Home & More Quilling, the coiling and shaping of narrow paper strips to create a design, has been around for years — hundreds, in fact. During the Renaissance, nuns and monks would roll gold-gilded paper remnants trimmed during the bookmaking process, and use them to decorate religious objects as an alternative to costly gold filigree. Quilling later became a pastime of 18th and 19th century young ladies in England, who would decorate tea caddies and pieces of furniture with paper filigree. The practice crossed the Atlantic with colonists, who added quilling to candle sconces and trays as home decorations. In all of that time, the process has remained very much the same, but quilling designs and specialty supplies have definitely caught up to the 21st century. The short list of necessities includes strips of lightweight paper, glue, and a tool with which to roll the paper — that’s it! Many arts and crafts stores sell basic tools and packages of multicolor paper strips. Materials Directions Ann Martin

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

Origami Modular Mandala Folding Instructions Origami modular mandala is a 16 unit modular origami. The units are fairly easy to fold and the assembled origami is pretty. Unfortunately the units could not maintain its shape when all 16 units were assembled and required some extra help (glue) to keep it together. Made this origami? Origami Modular Mandala Step 1: Start by folding the origami square base with the color on the inside. You can also follow the video instructions if you like. Origami Square Base Video You should have the following to start with. Origami Modular Mandala Step 2: Fold the top layer from the right to left. Origami Modular Mandala Step 3: Fold down the top tip. Origami Modular Mandala Step 4: Fold the bottom tip to the center crease. Origami Modular Mandala Step 5: Fold down the top tip again. Origami Modular Mandala Step 6: Flip paper over. Origami Modular Mandala Step 7: Fold down the top tip. And this completes one unit. Origami Modular Mandala Step 8: Repeat Steps 1 to 6 and fold a total of 16 units.

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.

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