Feb 162022
Heart Bookmarks

After completing the hearts for Valentine’s Day, I decided to make heart bookmarks for everyone at home (and myself too!). I love bookmarks and tend to collect a whole lot of them. But making bookmarks is even more interesting. I quite enjoyed making these beautiful heart bookmarks. I am sure they will make very pretty handmade gifts for book lovers The bookmarks are pretty easy to make, thanks to the tutorial by Jo Nakashima, who [Continued..]

Feb 142022
Valentine Day Hearts

Valentine’s Day – a very nice time to make origami hearts! So I found these easy hearts, which take about 5 minutes to complete I had intended to make these hearts as covers for a couple of boxes that I had, so I made them from big, 6-inch paper. I love polka dots, so I had this lovely red, polka dot wrapper paper which I was able to use now. This paper is a little [Continued..]

Feb 122022
Octagonal Box with Spirals - from 8 Modules

After folding the octagonal box from 4 units, I tried the 8-unit box. While folding, I realized that the 4-unit version is actually an extension of the 8-unit box. So folding the individual modules was pretty easy. The assembly was not as easy as the 4-unit box. Mainly because there are 8 arms that have to be folded together to form the spiral at the top. And obviously, dealing with 4 spiral arms was way [Continued..]

Feb 102022
Paper Woven Bowl

Of late, I have been making paper reeds in the fond hopes of making bowl. I had previously made a paper woven bowl and after coating it with a mixture of fevicol and water, I have found it to be quite robust! Since rolling the paper reeds was the most time consuming part of making the bowl, I have been making these reeds as and when time permitted. So finally, when I had about 100 [Continued..]

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Feb 062022

This month’s theme at the Origami Society of Madras is Boxes! Yay! Love it So got cracking with this octagonal box by the ever-prolific Tomoko Fuse. I have this absolute fascination for boxes with spirals. I am always astounded by how beautifully elegant they look! So I worked on this spiral box from Tomoko Fuse’s ‘Let’s Fold Spirals’. A couple of years back, I had completed yet another spiral box – a hexagon and I love [Continued..]