We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Monday 25 November 2013

Ho ho ho - looks like another origami Christmas.....

Spent a fabulous day on Saturday showing a friend how to create an Christmas origami flower wreath, (and catching up on gossip!).

This is using one of my favourite origami flowers, which are a little time consuming to make, but worth it, and because it is quite a robust design, the flowers can be made from good quality Christmas wrapping paper, which helps with the pennies!  There are several websites giving instructions on how to make these flowers, here is one.

Add die-cut leaves that have been embossed and dipped in Christmas sparkle, and a big bow - perfect!

Here is Sharon showing off her creation, and a close-up..... love the rich reds and greens!

Talking about origami, a couple of months ago I used a flat origami flower design to create a card see here.

It uses circles of paper, and I wanted to know how it would look using scalloped circles - quite a pretty effect.

Happy Monday!

1 comment:

  1. Wow that wreath is gorgeous, love it. Your paper circle/flower is also very pretty too. I checked out your origami design, beautiful... When I started with making cards 7 or 8 years ago I was doing a lot of paperfolding (fancy & Iris) along with stitching and hand embossing... I still love it, but ink & stamps and have taken over :) Have a great day, Shirleyx