The art of paper folding, more commonly known as origami, is a popular and beloved technique used in paper crafts and DIY projects. Originating in Japan, the name “ori” meaning “folding”, and “kami” meaning “paper”, nowadays the term “origami” is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin.
The goal of origami is to transform a flat square sheet of paper into a finished three-dimensional sculpture or object through folding and sculpting techniques. The practice traditionally discourages the use of cuts, glue, and markings on the paper, but these are often incorporated in modern origami-inspired crafts and DIY projects. Like the ones, we’ve listed below.
Here are five of our favorite paper folding projects, from an Origami Paper Lampshade to hang up in your house to an Origami Paper Bowtie to wear at your next party!
With the world full of amazing origami craft projects with various themes and difficulty levels, it feels like a huge task to find one suitable for your skill and taste level. To help you out, here are five of our favorite paper folding projects, from an Origami Paper Lampshade to hang up in your house to an Origami Paper Bowtie to wear at your next party! These projects require some time, a good dose of patience, and medium-level skills as a paper crafter, but the results are worth it, we promise.
You can find more origami-themed DIY projects and inspiration here.
This DIY has been long in the making! I love the graphic look and simplicity, yet I’ve been hesitant to jump on the origami bandwagon. As the trend has been around for quite some time now and DIYs are getting more popular than ever, the internet is full of origami DIYs – one better than the other. But for some reason, today I felt like giving it a go, and share mine with you all. Check the detailed tutorial here.
Make yourself some beautiful DIY paper diamonds. Even though this DIY seems to be rather complicated, which is not the case, as the paper diamonds can be folded easily and quickly – as long as you follow the detailed instructions here.
This may be the perfect accessory for that fancy party you are going to this summer. Yes, look totally dapper with this bowtie made entirely out of paper. It’s sophistication with a twist.Ps. I can’t promise that this DIY is super easy…but I’d recommend giving it a go! Follow the detailed instructions here.