Fluted Diamond

Fluted Diamond created by Molly Kahn The fluted-diamond is a two-piece origami model held together by friction. It was created by Molly Kahn and is a classic beauty. Easy to make, pretty to see, and can be used as earrings, Christmas decorations, and in mobiles. It is published in The Art of Origami by Gay… Continue reading Fluted Diamond

16-Sided Tree

16-Sided Tree This 16-Sided Tree is an extension of the 8-Sided Tree. The model is just as easy to fold as its predecessor; you only need to perform the squash folds a few more times to achieve twice as many flaps or ridges. This model starts with a Preliminary Base. The four flaps are squashed… Continue reading 16-Sided Tree

Golden Venture Folding Candy Cane

Golden Venture Folding Candy Cane   Make anywhere between 30 and 50 triangular units (see instructions here) Place the triangular units side-by-side upright. Place them so that they are balanced on the broad base. They should look like mountains. Insert the tabs of the second unit into the pockets of the first unit. Repeat until… Continue reading Golden Venture Folding Candy Cane

Kirigami Christmas Tree

Kirigami Christmas Tree   Kirigami Christmas Tree Instructions Here are the instructions to make a kirigami christmas tree. Fold a piece of paper in half, left to right. Cut out a small right-angle triangle near the top of the folded paper. Cut a second right-angle triangle below the first triangle. Make this triangle a little… Continue reading Kirigami Christmas Tree

Origami Candy Cane Diagram

Origami Candy Cane Diagram   Origami Candy Cane Instructions Begin with a square piece of paper that is colored on one side and white on the other side. Place the white side facing up.   Fold the paper in half to form a triangle except offset the paper a little so there is a white… Continue reading Origami Candy Cane Diagram

Traditional Origami Tree

Traditional Origami Tree This traditional origami tree is a favorite among children and adults alike. It is easy to make and looks great every time. It works best if you have paper that is different color on the front and back side. For example, standard origami paper or double sided origami paper will work well.… Continue reading Traditional Origami Tree

Santa Table Card

Santa Table Card by Hans Birkeland This santa table card is by Hans Birkeland and used to be found on this web site: http://www.hansbirkeland.150m.com/     But this site is no longer active and we have captured the image and reproduce it here. Please contact us if you are the rightful owner of this diagram… Continue reading Santa Table Card

Reindeer by CY Hung

Reindeer by CY Hung This Reindeer is by CY Hung and used to be found on this web site: http://www.zen-of-origami.org/     But this site is no longer active and we have captured the image and reproduce it here. Please contact us if you are the rightful owner of this diagram and wish for it… Continue reading Reindeer by CY Hung

Pyramid Tree

Pyramid Tree Pyramid Tree: The instructions to this origami tree is all over the internet such that it is not clear who first invented it. Reliable sources suggest that the model was created by Makoto Yamaguchi and first published in NOA Magazine 003 (Dec. 1975). The design is often called Origami Tree or Origami Christmas… Continue reading Pyramid Tree

Pine Tree Card by H Birkeland

Pine Tree Card by H Birkeland This Origami Pine Tree Card is by H Birdeland and used to be found on this web site:     http://www.hansbirkeland.150m.com/pine1.htm But this site is no longer active and we have captured the image and reproduce it here. Please contact us if you are the rightful owner of this… Continue reading Pine Tree Card by H Birkeland

Paper Chains

Paper Chains Paper Chains Instructions Cut strips of paper in varying colors. Tape, glue, or staple the ends together to make a loop. Insert a second strip of paper into the loop. Tape, glue or staple this strip to make an interconnected loop. Continue until your paper chain is as long as you want it.… Continue reading Paper Chains

Origami Angel by Mike Case

Origami Angel by Mike Case This Origami Angel is by Mike Chase and used to be found on this web site:     http://members.shaw.ca/yagowe/origami/angel.html . But this site is no longer active and we have captured the image and reproduce it here. Please contact us if you are the rightful owner of this diagram and… Continue reading Origami Angel by Mike Case

Fir Tree 2 by F Guarnieri

Fir Tree by F Guarnieri Every time I see an origami tree created by Francesco Guarnieri, I always think, “This is the most beautiful tree ever!” But then I see his next tree and think the next tree is even better. This page is a “help page” for folding Abete 2 (Fir Tree 2) created… Continue reading Fir Tree 2 by F Guarnieri

Christmas Tree Mamino

Christmas Tree Mamino by SB Tree Mamino This page is a “help page” for folding the origami Christmas Tree created by SB Mamino. The diagrams are abbreviated and some steps are not shown; this page goes through the steps in greater detail. The original design consists of 7 tiers (layers). Each tier is made of… Continue reading Christmas Tree Mamino

Evergreen Tree

Evergreen Tree by Sarah Wooden This origami Evergreen Tree was designed by Sarah Wooden. Her web site is no longer online but she used to have a wonderful collection of simple origami models which were both efficient and expressive. This tree is among one of her creations. This paper tree is conceptually simple, but it… Continue reading Evergreen Tree

Christmas Tree (Dolz variation)

Christmas Tree (Dolz variation) This is a variation of the Christmas Tree created by Vincente Dolz. The units are folded the same way as the original tree but the units are assembled in a slightly different manner to give a totally different look.             Original tree (left) and variation (right):… Continue reading Christmas Tree (Dolz variation)

8-Sided Tree

8-Sided Tree This 8-Sided Tree is easy to make and looks quite cute. It has a lot of presence and impact given how simple it is to fold. Children can make lots of these and arrange them into a diorama or forest scene. You can also make a Lucky Star and glue it on top… Continue reading 8-Sided Tree

St Patrick’s Day Origami

St Patrick’s Day Origami St Patrick’s Day is such a fun day. Unfortunately, there are very few origami diagrams available on the internet to celebrate this holiday. Share the luck of the Irish: let us know if you’ve found some St Patrick’s Day origami treasures. St Patrick’s Day Origami Models $4-Leaf Clover (M Tessier) Clover… Continue reading St Patrick’s Day Origami

Christmas Santa Claus

Origami Santa Claus Here are some paper origami Santa Claus models for you to try and enjoy. Some Santas are quite simple: Paula Versnick’s Santa only requires 2 folds. It is arguably the easier origami Santa known. Much of it relies on the fact that Santa is always depicted in red and white. Penguins are… Continue reading Christmas Santa Claus

Christmas Ornaments

Origami Christmas Ornaments Anita Barbour is well known for her beautiful, origami Christmas ornaments. She has a 120-page book called Easy Origami Ornaments featuring 60 of her original designs. The few that you see below are just the tip of the iceberg! Another good book for Christmas decorations is The Magic of Origami by Alice… Continue reading Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Tree

Origami Christmas Tree This pages lists some of the greatest origami Christmas trees that are available for free on the internet. Some of the instructions make small, flat, origami trees suitable for homemade greeting cards or for use as ornaments. Some of the instructions are for 3D trees: these tend to be large enough to… Continue reading Christmas Tree

Origami Christmas

Origami Christmas Christmas origami instructions are here for those who are tired of store-bought Christmas cards. Are your kids bored during the winter school break? Want your home to have a cozy-warm feel instead of the shopping mall tinsel? We have the answer: Christmas Origami! The tradition of decorating Christmas trees with origami models was… Continue reading Origami Christmas

Holiday Origami

Holiday Origami Are you looking for instructions to make an origami heart for Valentine’s Day? Maybe you want to make some origami ornaments for your tree? Don’t forget about Halloween, we have lots of diagrams for bats, cats, and spooky stuff.  You’ve come to the right place. On this page, holiday origami instructions are sorted… Continue reading Holiday Origami