Another neat way to recycle newspapers is to fold an origami garbage bin! I have only managed to make one so far. Because I don't subscribe to the local newspaper, I made mine from an advertising poster.
The long known art of origami has always seemed sort of mysterious to me so I decided to learn a few simple shapes to give to my grandchildren in their Easter baskets or for Valentine's Day and I am sharing a couple of them.
This is a guide about making an origami envelope. Using any kind of paper you can fold an attractive envelope for small gifts, notes and gift cards.
This is a guide about making an origami paper flower. A beautiful flower arrangement can be made folding new or recycled paper with this Japanese paper art.
Thank you--I adore the Hello Kitty one in the pic! I love paper crafts...can't wait to give this a try.
Thanks from another Origami Nut--keep on folding!
Pat from Michigan
This is a great way to embellish your lights at anytime of the year. These do take some time, but if you get the whole family working on them, they can make nice decorations for your summer parties.
This is a guide about dollar bill origami ideas. Making folded paper origami designs using paper money is a fun gift idea.
This is a guide about origami LED light embellishments. If you know how to make origami folded paper items then you can create some cute, colorful covers for a string of LED lights.
On one side, you can insert a coin (no idea why, other than as a weight if you use it as a bookmark?), the back side clips over a page, but it's so neat. I traded her $2 for 2 of the hearts. I've been trying to take a picture of it, but it keeps turning out blurry. Here are instructions on You Tube.
Ariela from Jax, FL
Thanks for posting both! With the patience it takes to fold it, it's worth doing on a larger bill, like a $20!
Thanks - I've been looking for unique 'little things' to give my granddaughter. She'll love this!
This is a guide about making a toilet paper origami fan. Add a decorative touch to your bathroom decor with this easy origami toilet paper fan.
These are my two favorite origami turtles, and they live on my refrigerator!
By Cliff L
I found one like it here.
I made only the bottom of the box (as pictured) from recycled kitchen cardboard that I doodled on the brown side of. Use whatever colors you have scrap of or choose colors to suit your mood! I hung a little craft punch lizard by the tail off the side of mine for fun!
By melody_yesterday from Otterville, MO
Long ago and far away (when I was in college), a guy that I was dating gave me an origami flower (it was 3D and had a 3D pyramid in the center - I think there were 4 or 6 3D petals). Does anyone know how to make this flower or other 3D origami flowers?
Heather from CT
I think it might have been a traditional lily. Have a look at this website to see if you recognise it.