Category Archives: Origami

Christmas paper crafts!

Football on TV last night (yawn) so I spent some time trying out different paper and origami crafts for the festive season! Some folded paper stars and Christmas trees, done from sheet music – both very simple, I’ll post tutorials soon. Also started on a lovely delicate paper flower but have run out of paper!

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An origami Christmas – candy cane gift tags

Available now on Folksy – origami candy cane gift tags in pastel blues and greens. Get yours now in time for Christmas!    

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Simple Origami Sunday

Not quite as far along with these as I’d like! The start of this year’s handmade Christmas gift tag stock – at the moment it’s just a little origami forest.

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Creative book folding

First proper attempt at creating art/sculpture through book folding! Quite pleased with the result. I just did a very basic one, folding the top and bottom edges back to align with the spine, creating a point. I left a few pages free and simply tucked the pages round. Will be more adventurous next time.

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Weekly inspiration- Paper Kawaii

I’ve been doing a lot of origami recently and having pretty much exhausted my current instruction books, am feeling a bit unsatisfied. Don’t get me wrong, I still love folding paper, I just feel like I’ve been stuck in an origami rut; I’m confident doing my existing models (my craft space is full of paper […]

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Craft fair aftermath

It’s official- mini notebook necklaces are a hit! They very nearly sold out at last Sunday’s Christmas craft fair at Delapre abbey. Here they are all tucked up waiting for their new owners: We had a new frame made for this event to hang the origami mobiles on, which also went down a treat: The […]

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Froebel star wreath

I posted about these folded paper stars last month – easy when you get used to them and fun to make! Not quite origami, these folded paper stars are made using four equal strips of paper. Once I got into it I made loads, and have now turned them into pretty wreaths and hanging mobiles: […]

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Christmas Craft Fair – Delapre Abbey November 24th

Here at The Craft Fantastic, we’re delighted that we’ve been invited to have a stall at this year’s Christmas Craft Fair at Delapre Abbey, Northampton. It’s a beautiful venue and I’ve heard great things about past fairs.   The event runs from 10am – 4pm on Sunday 24th November, 2013. Past years have seen between […]

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Festive paper mobiles- stars and wreaths

Christmas Origami Star Wreath made from blue, white and silver Froebel stars.

This weekend I have mostly been making lots of these little guys: In order to make these: Pretty, huh? These German paper stars, called Froebel stars, are made using four strips of paper. They look as if they might be quite complicated but once you get the basic steps down they’re easy. I found the […]

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New stock on Folksy

Finally got round to putting stuff up on Folksy! Hurrah. So, mini notebook necklaces, A5 Coptic stitch notebooks/sketch pads/journals and the first of the Christmas stock – festive origami gift tags – now up for sale.

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