Wedding Cake Box

20/05/2010 at 6:23 pm (Paper Crafts, Wedding) (, , , , , )

It’s the custom in Sri Lanka to greet the guest at the wedding with nicely wrapped wedding cakes. For this there are decorative papers and also cake containers that can be customized with monograms or any other decorative feature.

Here’s a inexpensive solution with origami, where the only cost is for the papers used. Even some boxes sold at shops are made using origami.

Origami Boxes from Origami Resource Centre has a variety of boxes with clear instructions that are printable.

Robin’s Origami Page has good instructions for unusual shapes such as the heart and star shaped boxes.

Simple and easy to follow guide can be found at the Origami Club. The sections Valentine and Useful shows origami instructions for boxes, cases and baskets with diagrams or animations. Check other sections also because they also have instructions for boxes.

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Wedding Cake Box

02/02/2010 at 5:17 pm (Paper Crafts, Wedding) (, , , , )

There are many ways of serving cakes at a wedding. Several styles to wrap the cakes, boxes folded from cardboard, little baskets, small bags the list goes on…

Some people buy these while some make them… For people like that there’s a solution with origami. Find them here.

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Origami Rose :)

01/02/2010 at 8:46 pm (Paper Crafts) (, , , , , )

The best way to start FebruaryΒ  πŸ™‚Β Β  is by folding an origami Rose…

Here it is…

I used the cover of Cargills Christmas catalogue. It is printed on a glossy and thick paper. Using thick paper is important because this rose requires many creases and some complicated folding.

Directions on how to make this is in my earlier post, and I encourage everyone to make a rose πŸ™‚

With a little patience a pretty rose will bloom πŸ™‚

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Origami Swan

16/01/2010 at 11:02 pm (Paper Crafts) (, , , , )

This was on youtube for such a long time…. and it’s only now I got around to actually making it…

Hopefully my next post will include a picture of the one I make πŸ™‚ I still have to fold around 380 tiny origami triangles…

…and just the other day someone pointed out that a major candidate for presidential election uses swan as his symbol! Wish I’d some sense of what’s going on around me πŸ˜›

…by the way, I’m not supporting any of the candidates, swan or not…

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Kusudama Craze

30/12/2009 at 5:56 pm (Paper Crafts) (, , )

I came across a pretty Kusudama while searching pomander balls. I had to make one… it looked so easy after briefly going through the following two tutorials ….

http://foldingtrees.com/2008/11/kusudama-tutorial-part-1/

http://foldingtrees.com/2008/11/kusudama-tutorial-part-2/

Anyway it ended up very messy, and I didn’t read the tutorial carefully enough. But finally I had a beautiful Kusudama in my hands πŸ˜€

Here it is

then I saw this Kusudama

and fell in love with it πŸ˜€ but it looked so difficult to make, I didn’t go and buy coloured paper. Just used some thick white paper I had with me.

In the end this one was the easiest. All the parts fit together nicely and it was not required to be glued together πŸ˜€

Both are currently used as Christmas decorations.

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