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Easy origami paper star Christmas tree ornament (paper folding tutorial)
We love making handmade Christmas decorations ! These 5 pointed origami stars by Dreams Factory are easy to fold and make beautiful Christmas decorations. You can make them from magazines, scrapbook papers or sheet music , whatever you happen to have lying around. You can use these gorgeous and easy to fold origami stars to decorate your Christmas tree or they will look beautiful as a Christmas mantelpiece. Dreams Factory used vintage patterns but you could use bright Christmas colors as well! This vintage paper star ornament is a super easy paper craft project so you can whip up some easily even if you are a beginner in origami !
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DIY Magazine gift bow - gift bow making tutorial
Give your holiday gifting a modern spin by opting for magazine gift bows instead of classic ribbons. These handmade ( Christmas ) gift bows by Origami Twist are so easy to personalize! You can use magazines, wrapping paper, patterned paper, or old book pages in colors that coordinate with your wrapping paper. Christmas is the season to wrap thoughtfully chosen gifts , and shouldn't the outside match the gift within? Make your own cool custom gift toppers with your favorite decorative wrapping paper and this easy-to-follow DIY paper gift bow tutorial!
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DIY Folded book Christmas tree - Christmas decoration from an old book
If you're in love with book pages and love making easy do-able homemade gifts and Christmas decor : this paperback book Christmas tree tutorial is for you. Upcycle your unwanted books ( or magazines ) into lovely rustic Christmas trees with DIY by Jane' step-by-step tutorial. You can make a small forest of these DIY folded book trees in different sizes, keep them simple or decorate how you wish. ( Magazines, with their colorful print make for attractive decorations without added baubles, glitter, or paint. )
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Christmas tree napkins - napkin folding tutorial
Brace yourself: Christmas is coming! So, Handimania made this brilliant step-by-step video tutorial on how to fold a simple fabric napkin into a Christmas tree . This fun napkin Christmas tree can be a great DIY Christmas table setting decoration OR you can use this easy paper ( napkin ) folding technique to create other fun Christmas decorations or gifts ( such as greeting cards, gift toppers, Christmas tree ornaments or Christmas garlands ). All you need is a simple fabric napkin ( or a sheet of paper ) . Watch this video tutorial now and learn how to fold napkins for your Christmas table!
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Christmas elf boot napkin - napkin folding tutorial ( origami )
Christmas elves left their boots on your table! At least that's what it will look like when you make these elf boot napkins. Follow along this fun Christmas elf boots napkin folding tutorial by Basteln mit Papier and add a whimsical touch to your Christmas table ! This step-by-step folding tutorial will improve both of your napkin folding and dining etiquette skills! Let's get folding festive Elf boots !
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Origami pull out drawers (paper folding)
With this nice detailed video origami ( paper folding ) tutorial you can learn how to make some cool origami pull out drawers. These origami drawers make great organisers , make lots and stack them up. You can choose to have the drawers either tall or rotate the drawers for a horizontal cabinet. These drawers use Masu boxes that slot together, it’s pretty easy. You can store in them small things ( buttons, toys, jewelries ) or you can make them with larger paper.
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DIY kanzashi silk ribbon flower
Are you looking for a beautiful spring decoration or a gorgeous accessory ? This step-by-step video tutorial teaches you how to fold this gorgeous kanzashi flower from simple silk ribbons. Kanzashi is the Japanese art of folding delicate squares of silk into three-dimensional flower petals. ( Think about ribbon kanzashi flowers as a beautiful fabric interpretation of origami pieces. ) The finished silk ribbon flowers can be attached to a purse, a shirt, a barrette or any other fashion accessory of your choice. They are easy to make and look so pretty!
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Origami easter treat box bunnies (paper folding)
Are you looking for an adorable and decorative little easter treat box that almost cost nothing? If yes, this origami bunny easter treat box is a perfect papercraft project for you! this nice video tutorial will help you to fold these cute rabbits ! You can fold it from any paper, it's perfect with normal white printer paper or leftower wrapping papers as well. It's a cute addition to your spring decor or easter table, or you can give them as gifts!
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Origami bunny / rabbit  - paper folding
With this beautiful origami site and its paper folding video tutorial  you can learn how to fold a cute 3 dimensional bunny for Easter! This pretty origami bunny rabbit stands up and would make a great spring or easter table decoration and of course a gift! You can shape the neck and the back end of the bunny in different ways, which will give you new sitting positions. The best thing about this model is the roundness of the back, which makes it look so organic!
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Origami swallowtail butterfly ( paper folding )
We love origami ! The origami decorations not just only super cheap alternatives of the expensive home decors , but they are also looking gorgeous and unique! These colorful origami butterflies are made with a little piece of paper. It's an easy paper folding project ( especially with this nice and detailed close up paper folding video tutorial ) , you can make them easily even if you are not familiar with origami. You can use these gorgeous paper butterflies to brighten up your spring decor or just spice up the kids room with a colorful and fun butterfly mobile.
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Easy flower origami box ( basket ) - paper folding
With this nice video paper folding ( origami ) tutorial you can create this five-pointed origami paper star ( or flower ) box. This adorable and gorgeous paper treat box is a perfect gift for any ocassion ( mother's day, valentine's day, a wedding ) or you can use it as a nice addition to you spring home decor. We love origami ( paper folding ) because you don't need special craft items to it, just some leftower colorful ( wrapping ) paper and a little freetime.
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DIY paper accordion flowers - paper folding
These gorgeous accordion folded paper flowers are perfect gifts for any ocassion ( mother's day, father's day, birthdays.. ) or you can use them as fancy party decors ( at weddings, dress up parties, birthday parties etc ). With this nice video papercraft tutorial you can create the paper flower rosettes easily from a little colorful ( scrapbook ) paper. You can spice up the paper rosette flowers with other embelishments ( buttons, ribbonts.. ) or simply attach delicious sweets to the flowers centers to create a perfect and fun gift !
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Origami carambola (or spring flower) - paper folding
With the help of this nice, detailed video origami ( paper folding tutorial ) you can create these gorgeous colorful carambola flowers in no time! You can decorate your home with the origami carambolas / spring flowers at spring or you can gift them as a nice mother's day paper flower bouquet. This is a very easy ( beginner ) paper folding project , so if you are new to origami that's not a problem! You can fold these fun flowers with any type of paper ( plain A4 printer papers , book pages, colorful papers , wrapping papers , almost anything works well! )
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DIY easy paper butterflies
In this nice paper folding video tutorial she will show you how to make these cute paper butterflies ! This is a very easy ( beginner ) origami model, even kids can make a few easily! These beautiful paper butterfliy arrangement can be a perfect low budget and quick spring home decor , or you can use them to decorate the kids room ! You can use any kind of paper ( you don't need special origami papers , even leftower christmas wrapping papers will work well! )
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Easy Pikachu craft - paper Pokemons
If you love the Pokemon Go game or the old Pokemon anime/manga series , you will love this qick and super easy Pokemon craft ! Grab some yellow paper and make a super cute paper Pikachu for yourself or for your friends! This origami model is very easy, you can fold one easily even if your are a beginner in paper folding ! It's a perfect low-budget Pokémon craft idea for the kids , because you just need paper and pens to make one. You can draw funny facial expressions to your finished Pikachu and use it as a ( finger ) puppet, or as a bookmark
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Hedgehog corner bookmarks - origami for kids
These origami corner bookmarks are a great beginner origami for kids, easy to make and kids will be able to put them into good use! We love easy-peasy and adorable fall crafts , and this cute origami hedgehog bookmark is one of them! You can esily make some with the kids! It's not just only a perfect way to mark a book at fall but it's also can be used as finger puppet! In this nice craft website you can find LOTS of corner bookmark patters to make (if hedgehogs are not your favourites).
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Origami pokemon bookmarks - paper folding for kids
They have taken 9 of the most popular Pokemon characters and turned them into bookmarks with step by step guide to help your kids make fabulous bookmarks too! A great way to get kids reading or make a whole set of these and use them as cute pokemon finger puppets! In this nice kids craft website you can find 9 different paper pokemon corner bookmarks to make, with video tutorials! Origami (paper folding) is a great technique because it's easy and costs almost nothing!
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Origami autumn leaves - fall leaf wreath with paper folding
Origami (paper folding) is not just only an inexpensive craft technique to make gorgeous decors but it's also develops fine-motor skills! For this year's fall make a beautiful wreath  with the kids with this few easy paper folding steps! This origami paper leaf is so simple, even the smallest kids can create some! You can use any colorful origami papers, tea bags, or leftower wrapping papers to fold these cute autumn leaves in minutes! This fall decor is perfect for your home, the classroom or for the kindergarten.
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Fall window paper stars - easy autumn decors with origami
Make a fall window star with your kids this week! This is an easy and impressive-looking origami project that will add some colour to your windows as you celebrate the season. This origami (paper folding) project is absolutelly inexpensive, and soo easy to make (even the smallest crafty hands can create some to decorate the classroom!) You can use autumn colors to make the paper window stars or adapt the shape and create a winter or a spring version with other colors!
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Origami Christmas trees - ornaments with paper folding
If you love easy and inexpensive but still gorgeous and fun Chrsitmas crafts try this little origami Christmas tree ! This origami tree is really easy ( only involves basic origami folds ) so you can make some with the kids easily even without any paper folding skills. This little origami christmas tree will look good in any pattern and size so you can make some from any paper materials such as old Christmas wrapping papers or ( green ) tea bags ! Glue the paper folded pine trees in a sheet of cardstock and gift them as nice Christmas gift cards or in miniature as cute handmade gift tags !
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Book angels with magazine hair - recycling origami
What happens to books , when we didn't need them anymore? Some go to the land-fill, some go to the recycle bin... And some become ANGELS ! Join Yoko Komori Olson as she takes you step-by-step through the fun process of transforming books that were destined for the land-fill, or recycle bin, into beautiful decorative Christmas gifts ! These cute book angels are super easy to make and even their hair is repurposed material : magazines! With this nice step-by-step video tutorial making of book angels will be a piece of cake, and you can find >>here << the video instructions on how to make their culry magazine hair
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DIY easy 3D Christmas tree pop up gift card
This 3D pop up Christmas tree card is the best ( last-minute ) homemade Christmas gift card because it's super easy to make ( even for the smallest crafty hands ) and super gorgeous at the same time! With this nice step-by-step origami video tutorial you can whip up a few in minutes with a simple piece of green paper and accordion fold ! You can make these adorable Christmas cards as wrappers for small gifts ( photos, tickets, money ) or you can simply make some with heart warming messages/quotes.
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Easy origami butterflies - spring decor with paper folding
What can be better than an inexpensive , quick , but still gorgeous and colorful spring decor which involves butterflies ? These adorable paper origami butterflies can be made literally in minutes and they will spice up any boring wall space in your house ! You can use the paper folded butterflies to decorate the kids' room at any time of the year, if you are not into spring decors. With this super video paper folding tutorial you can make a few origami butterfly with your kids from a few sheets of colorful origami paper or from leftover wrapping papers ( even wallpaper pieces will working well with this origami project ) !
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