How to Make Paper Roses

How to make paper roses | paper flowers tutorial
Photo: Lexy Ward

I  love working with flowers. Fresh or fake, they just make me happier. While not all of us have a green thumb (I am not declaring I do as I am still struggling to keep my plants alive), paper flowers are the easiest way to enjoy some new blooms and keep them around far longer than a few days. And you can learn how to make paper roses in a matter of minutes! Continue Reading

How to Fold a Christmas Money Tree

How to make a Money Tree for Christmas from a Dollar Bill

Giving cash this Christmas? (We still think it's better than a gift card.) Instead of just sticking the bills in a card, how about festively folding them into a Christmas money tree shape? With this simple technique, you’ll have the whole project done in less than five minutes. Here's how to make a money tree for the holidays this year…





Start this easy money origami DIY with a bill of your choosing (a dollar bill works great, but for a better effect and bigger smiles, go for the twenty or fifty dollar bill).
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How to Fold an Origami Star Paper Garland

Today we're talking about how to fold an origami star. Once you get it down, it's easy to see how this technique can extend to any number of inspiring decor ideas.

Origami star garland tutorial
My favorite aspect of the holiday season is most certainly the decorating. It puts a festive spirit in your heart and a big smile on your face – the perfect recipe for holiday cheer. 

And while holiday decor can mean a variety of different things to different people, I think we can all agree that the best holiday decorations are both beautiful and inexpensive! Continue Reading

Make It: Halloween Horrorgami Vampire Fangs

diy origami vampire fangs

Have you ever heard of Horrorgami? It’s exactly what it sounds like. And it is taking the nation by storm this Halloween. Want to join the spooky paper movement? Of course you do!    

 These origami vampire fangs might be the cutest and spookiest decor I’ve seen this Halloween. Wouldn’t a door covered in these be perfect for trick-or-treaters? Visit Vitamini Modern for more pictures and the tutorial!

DIY Origami Vampire Fangs by [Vitamini Modern]

How To: Make Sculptural Origami Pyramid Wall Art!

created at: 01/22/2013

I really love the look and inherent texture of sculptural wall art; I feel like it adds a unique energy to the room you just don’t get with your typical 2D fare. If you’re looking to add a unique “wow” factor to an entryway, guest room, or anywhere in your home for that matter, check out this clever DIY decor project from Rue Magazine!      

You’ll need some paper, patience, and a few viewings of this video before you get going. Continue Reading

Make It: A Modern DIY Origami Pendant Light

created at: 01/22/2013

Currently, all our pendant lighting needs are being met, but the next time I need something awesome (and inexpensive) to light our place, I will definitely try out this DIY origami lamp!       

The whole project will set you back less than $20 and a short afternoon — check out how to get those folds just right over on Work and Process!

How To: Make Your Own Origami Business Card Holders

created at: 08/23/2012

Sooo… this is pretty cool, right? Origami business card holders? In any awesome paper and pattern my heart desires? I am all over this simple DIY project from How About Orange!    


created at: 08/23/2012

All you need to start making your own sweet card holders is a sheet of origami paper (or any paper cut to 8.5″ square). After that, it’s all about making the right folds, which Jessica from How About Orange explains right here!

Diamonds Are Forever… And Foldable!

created at: 04/17/2012

If diamonds really did come in such vivid colors, I think I’d be tempted to get one in every color.  Especially if they were as inexpensive as FREE, like this fascinatingly faceted assortment.   I can’t get over the awesomeness of this PAPER project! We all have paper lying around, right? Anyone coming up on their one year wedding anniversary?  I may have missed that Paper Anniversary opportunity by 6 years, but I’m also thinking my mom might appreciate some gems with her own words of wisdom or note of appreciation written on them come Mothers’ Day next month. Continue Reading

Coasters and Trivets: The Magic of Modular

created at: 03/13/2012

When I was a little girl, my grandpa would keep us spell-bound by inexplicably pulling off his thumb and putting it back on again.  I remember when he revealed the secret that his thumb was simply bent and hiding behind his other fingers.  I suddenly could see the illusion (and realized that’s why his actual stump of a ring finger could never be put back together!) and it was easy to replicate his little trick.  

When I saw these modular coasters from How About Orange, it made me think of good ol’ grandpa and his finger trick- except this time, it is all in felt.   Continue Reading