Yesterday I showed you how to make elegant origami cubes, like these:
6 square papers make 1 cube.
12 square papers make 2 cubes.
Today, you can brutally dismantle the 2 cubes that you’ve just made, and turn the same 12 units into an origami stellated octahedron, like this:
Beautiful stellated octahedron: made with 12 square papers
Stellated octahedron – this is just a fancy name for a star shape.
This decorative modular star has a total of 24 faces.
There are 8 triangular pyramids. Continue reading
I made some origami with William Morris prints a few days ago: Origami joy with William Morris prints
Today I made 2 beautiful and sturdy colour cubes with the same William Morris theme.
In this post, I’ll teach you how to turn 6 square pieces of paper into a WOW origami cube.
Use 6 units to make a multi-functional cube.
William Morris prints
Two William Morris’ pocket diaries from V&A museum caught my eyes at Waterstones bookstore in Winchester last Sunday.
I gasped at the price of £0.59. I would have starved for a week to buy 100 copies, but these were the only 2 left.
I kept one as my pocket diary, and carefully cut off all pages from the other copy.
Who could resist a William Morris print?
I cut each paper into a 12cm x 12cm square.
I transformed them into my favourite origami models. I remembered all the steps of these creations by heart. It was pure joy turning William Morris prints into origami cranes, boxes, Chinese vase, boat, iris, water lily, ball, butterfly, tortoise and a spinner.
I completed these models in one and a half hours.
Origami models with William Morris prints