More Paper Crafts

More Paper Crafts If you love origami and making fun art with paper then these topics might be of interest to you too. The following crafts use paper, cutting, and gluing to make creative projects. Fabric folding, uses fabrics instead of paper : these would be folding of napkins, towels, and quilting using origami-inspired forms. … Continue reading More Paper Crafts

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

Kirigami for Kids

Kirigami for Kids DIY fun with paper and scissors   This kirigami for kids page will teach you how to create simple but beautiful paper crafts with paper and scissors. Children have enjoyed cutting paper ever since they are old enough to hold a pair of scissors. They do it at school, they do it… Continue reading Kirigami for Kids

Kirigami Flower

Kirigami Flower Instructions for Kirigami Flower Fold a piece of paper in half by bringing the bottom half towards the top.   Fold in half again by bringing the right side towards the left side.   Fold in half again by bringing the left side towards the right side. It will look like a triangle… Continue reading Kirigami Flower

Kirigami Square Window Decoration

Square Window Decoration This square window decoration requires only a sheet of paper and a pair of scissors. Be sure to do the easier rectangular window decoration before doing this one. This decoration can be glued in front of card stock to make a one-of-a-kind greeting cad. Alternatively, the decoration can be taped to a… Continue reading Kirigami Square Window Decoration

Iris Folding Design

Iris Folding Design The first step in iris folding is to choose a template. We have generated some pre-made templates for you to use. You can click on the link and then print directly from your computer, or you can copy & paste the template onto a file and print it from file.   Premade… Continue reading Iris Folding Design

Iris Folding

Iris Folding Iris folding is a fun way to make beautiful greeting cards. It has nothing to do with origami and it does not involve folding of any kind. However, we include it in this web site because people who like tea bag folding (which does include paper folding) also like iris folding. The two… Continue reading Iris Folding

Kirigami Instructions

Kirigami Instructions Here’s kirigami instructions on how to make a paper snowflake. Kirigami Instructions Fold a piece of paper in half.   Fold in half again but only make a small crease to show the midpoint. Fold the bottom right corner upwards to make a 60° angle at the midpoint (begin to fold into thirds).… Continue reading Kirigami Instructions

Kirigami

Kirigami Kirigami is similar to origami in that it is a form of paper art. The major difference is that in origami, you fold paper whereas in kirigami, you fold and cut paper. In the United States, the term “kirigami” was coined by Florence Temko. She used the word kirigami in the title of her… Continue reading Kirigami

Fabric Folding

Fabric Folding Fabric folding is like origami but with fabric instead of paper. The major difference between fabric and paper is that fabric is softer and won’t hold creases well. Thus, unless you use fabric stiffener, objects folded from fabric will have rounded corners and look softer than traditional origami. Napkin Folding The most popular… Continue reading Fabric Folding

Palm Weaving

Palm Weaving Palm weaving is the folding and weaving of strips of palm leaves (also called fronds). You can make anything you like weaving palm; but, there is a tradition of making religious symbols representing Easter. [Photo by A Hacking] According to scripture, Jesus entered Jerusalem on a Sunday. As he entered the city, people… Continue reading Palm Weaving

Palm Weaving Simple Cross

Palm Weaving Simple Cross This Palm Weaving Simple Cross was on this website: http://www.oocities.org/salvarolac/craft01.html But this site is no longer active and we have captured the image and reproduced it here. Please contact us if you are the rightful owner of this diagram and wish for it to be removed. Otherwise, thank you for sharing… Continue reading Palm Weaving Simple Cross

Pop Up Card Hearts

Pop Up Card Hearts Why buy a card when you can make easy pop up card hearts yourself? This craft is kid-friendly, very doable and safe. You will need a pair of scissors, a piece of white paper, and a piece of colored paper for backing. You may also use stickers, crayons, markers, and color… Continue reading Pop Up Card Hearts

Pop Up Card Lips

Pop Up Card Lips   Why buy a card when you can make easy pop up card lips yourself? It is kid-friendly, very doable and safe. You will need a pair of scissors, a piece of white paper, and a piece of colored paper for backing. You may also use stickers, crayons, markers, and color… Continue reading Pop Up Card Lips

Pop Up Card Tree

Pop Up Card Tree Why buy a Christmas card when you can make an easy pop up card tree yourself? This craft is kid-friendly, very doable and safe. You will need a pair of scissors, a piece of white paper, and a piece of green paper for backing. You may also use stickers, crayons, markers,… Continue reading Pop Up Card Tree

Pop Up Card

Pop Up Card Why buy a card when you can make an easy pop up card yourself? This craft is kid-friendly, very doable and safe. You will need a pair of scissors, a piece of white paper, and a piece of colored paper for backing. You may also use stickers, crayons, markers, and color pencils… Continue reading Pop Up Card

Pop Up Card Abstract Design

Pop Up Card Abstract Design   Before trying this pop up card abstract, you should try the basic pop-up card first. This pattern is a little more challenging, but still quite doable. You will need a pair of scissors, a piece of white paper, and a piece of colored paper for backing. You may also… Continue reading Pop Up Card Abstract Design

Origamic Architecture

SONY DSC

Origamic Architecture Origamic architecture (OA) and pop-up cards are a type of kirigami. When compared to paper snowflakes, these paper art forms are like the “extreme sports” of kirigami.   Kirigami Cut-Outs Most people will remember kirigami as the paper snowflakes made by school-aged children. However, you can cut paper to form masks, animal silhouettes,… Continue reading Origamic Architecture

Designing Origamic Architecture

Designing Origamic Architecture Designing origamic architecture is not hard, but it does take a lot of time and patience. The art form has as many possibilities and your imagination is the limit. This mini-lesson will take you through the beginning steps of designing origamic architecture. Most common in OA are houses and buildings: these are… Continue reading Designing Origamic Architecture

Quilling Color Change

Quilling Color Change   This page explains how you can change the color of your quilling paper. Quilling Color Change Techniques Get two or more strips of paper and cut them to size. If you use two strips of the same length then the inner color will appear to occupy more space than the outer… Continue reading Quilling Color Change

Quilling Combing Leaf

Quilling Combing Leaf One exciting project you can do with the combing quilling technique is to make exotic leaves. You will need an onion holder and a strip of paper. An onion holder looks like a hair pick – the kind used by people with Afro hairstyles. In the technique of combing, you can use… Continue reading Quilling Combing Leaf

Quilling Combing Petals

Quilling Combing Petals This page show you how to make evenly-spaced petal-shapes using the technique of combing. In combing, you use an onion holder, also called a “quilling comb”. An onion holder looks like a hair pick – the kind used by people with very curly hair. In the technique of combing, you can use… Continue reading Quilling Combing Petals

Quilling Spreuer or Combing

Quilling Spreuer or Combing In basic quilling, you use a slotted quilling tool or a quilling needle. In husking, you use round headed pins or a quilling husking board. In combing, you use an onion holder.   An onion holder looks like a hair pick – the kind used by people with Afro hairstyles. In… Continue reading Quilling Spreuer or Combing

Quilling Fan Shaped Husking

Quilling Fan Shaped Husking Husking is a technique in quilling which allows you to form looped shapes of defined size. There are two styles of huskings:       • Straight Husking       • Fan Shaped Husking Unlike making loose coils, it is relatively easy to make loops of the same size when… Continue reading Quilling Fan Shaped Husking

Quilling Flowers

Fringed Quilling Flowers How to Make a Fringe Quilling Flower Start with a strip of paper that is is ⅜” wide and 8″ long. Fringe the paper in one of these ways: Fold the strip of paper in half crosswise. Use scissors to cut the paper repeatedly crosswise. Cut only ⅜ of the way across.… Continue reading Quilling Flowers

Quilling Instructions

Quilling Scrolls These step-by-step quilling instructions will allow you to make these basic shapes: Tight Coil   •    Loose Coil   •   Eccentric Coil   •   Teardrop      •    Eye Half Moon   •   Crescent   •   Triangle   •     Square     •       Beehive   Gather the following items: – strips of paper… Continue reading Quilling Instructions

Quilling Pictures

Quilling Pictures Gallery These quilling pictures are donated by enthusiasts. Contact Us if you have some photos to share. Quilling Butterflies by J Gee Quilling Flowers by J Gee The quilling flowers below were inspired by “Paper Quilling for the First Time“. It’s an amazing book with clear instructions, great photos, and lots of ideas.… Continue reading Quilling Pictures

Quilling Rose

Quilling Scrolls Learn how to make a quilling rose. This project is not easy and will take a few tries before you can perfect it. But it’s worth the effort because this delicate little rose is sure to please! Quilling Rose Instructions Start with a strip of paper that is is ⅜” wide and 8″… Continue reading Quilling Rose

Quilling Scrolls

Quilling Scrolls Learn how to make quilling scrolls. These swirly, curly strips of paper can be used to enhance and decorate greeting cards and picture frames. A quilling scroll is different from a quilling coil. Coils are held together with glue whereas scrolls are left loose. As a consequence, these strips of paper have a… Continue reading Quilling Scrolls

Quilling Straight Husking

Quilling Straight Husking Husking is a technique in quilling which allows you to form looped shapes of defined size. There are two styles of huskings:       • Straight Husking       • Fan Shaped Husking When making standard quilling coils, you wrap the paper around a slotted tool, remove the plug of… Continue reading Quilling Straight Husking

Quilling Supplies and Tools

Quilling Supplies and Tools When you first start quilling, the only thing you need is strips of paper, a slotted quilling tool, and glue. But, as you progress to more advanced projects, you will find that some tools make your work more enjoyable. Here’s the scoop: Quilling Supplies: Quilling Paper Most quilling projects use strips… Continue reading Quilling Supplies and Tools

Quilling Tree

Quilling Tree This page will teach you how to make a quilling tree. Quilling Tree Instructions Start with a green strip of paper that is is ⅜” wide and 8″ long. Fringe the paper in one of three ways: Fold the strip of paper in half crosswise. Use scissors to cut the paper repeatedly crosswise.… Continue reading Quilling Tree

Quilling

Quilling Quilling (also called paper filigree) is an easy paper craft that requires minimal tools. It produces amazing results which can be used for decorating birth announcements, wedding invitations, and greeting cards. Quilled papers can also be used to decorate small boxes, or made into jewelry or refrigerator magnets. Large, composite projects can be framed… Continue reading Quilling

Tea Bag Folding

SONY DSC

Tea Bag Folding In Fabric Folding, you fold napkins, towels, and fabric. In tea bag folding, you do NOT fold soggy tea bags. The name “Tea Bag Folding” refers to the folding of tea bag wrappers, not the tea bags themselves. Tea bag folding may have originated in Holland by a lady named Tiny van… Continue reading Tea Bag Folding

Tea Bag Folding: Kite Fold

Tea Bag Folding: Kite Fold     You will need 8 sheets of square paper. Place the sheet of paper with the color side down. Fold left to right and unfold. Fold left side and right side of the paper towards the center crease to get a tapered shape. Turn the paper over. This is… Continue reading Tea Bag Folding: Kite Fold

Tea Bag Folding: Pentagon

Tea Bag Folding: Pentagon   This is the Pentagon Fold: You will need 4 pieces of square paper. Place the sheet of paper with the color side down. Fold left to right and unfold. Fold left side and right side of the paper towards the center crease to get a tapered shape. Fold the tip… Continue reading Tea Bag Folding: Pentagon