The very first banknotes were used by the Chinese in the 7th century, during the Tang Dynasty. Before it was used as a true currency, paper money was used as part of a deposit system in which merchants would leave large amounts of coins with a trusted associate and receive a paper receipt for the transaction. The reason was simple—the copper coins used as currency at the time were heavy.
In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to Origami a paper envelope without glue or tape. Take a piece of paper and fold it in half hamburger style. Fold the open edge of the top sheet of paper back on itself so it reaches the closed edge. Repeat this step again. Give it a good crease, open it up and fold the open edge back to the middle crease and fold it back along the middle crease. This becomes the bar of the bar envelope. Now fold the other open edge of the paper so that ...
Valentine's Day is a day for love, but it also just happens to be the time when every flower shop in town hikes up their prices. Chocolates are still relatively cheap, but I never understood why you have to give the gift of bigger love handles when something more creative gets the job done at a much cheaper price.
To play off Gertrude Stein's famous quote, a rose is a rose is a magic paper cube. And with this paper folder's guide, you'll learn how to make your very own magic rose cube from paper using the Japanese art of origami. This design by Valerie Vann, and folded by YouTuber German Fernandez, is great for Valentine's Day or any other day where a paper puzzle rose is needed. Just be prepared... it's a not just a puzzle origami rose, it's a puzzle folding it.
Despite being bombarded with so many things to do each day, we still somehow find ourselves in a mid-afternoon lull where there's nothing better to do than stare at the adventures of a piece of lint darting across our computer screen.
Learn how to origami fold a dollar bill (or any other monetary note) into a t-shirt shape.
Learn how to make an easy origami dragon A4 instructions. Design, video tutorial and diagram by Ventsislav Vasilev (Origamite) http://goo.gl/LQAXuD
This interesting video is subtitled with instructions on how to make a Kawasaki rose origami. 1) Make mountain fold and 2 valley folds, as indicated, along guide lines.
Origami is an art form, but origami using dollar bills? It takes this art form to a whole new level! In this three-part video tutorial, learn how to fold an F-18 Hornet fighter jet plane out of a dollar bill, origami-style.
Learn how to do this easy origami project and use a 6-inch square of paper to make a folding knife.
If you won't be near any real fireworks for the 4th of July holiday, do the next best thing and origami yourself some! For this origami fireworks project, you'll need square sheets of paper of different colors.
Dollar bill origami is fun, simple & cute. All you need is a dollar bill and some origami folding skills. Spend your spare dollar on some creativity... and you will end up with a cute origami figurine. Watch this origami money tutorial to learn how to fold a box with a dollar bill.
Flip, flip, flip, flip to infinity! This crafty how-to shows you how to create a super cool, origami square that can flip over and over again! A clear, concise video, teaching you how to make this little project that's sure to keep your hands busy for ages!
This tutorial video will show you how to make a dollar bill origami fighter jet. Very easy steps! Learn how to fold this simple origami model. All you need is a dollar and some origami skills.
This video tutorial will show you how to make a beautiful Revealing Flower. The awesome thing about the Revealing Flower is that you will be able to open and close the petals. It will take 90 pieces of paper. Do not use printer paper. (you might as well use Post-Its) You will also need glue. Here's the video tutorial:
In this great dollar bill origami tutorial from Orikane, you learn how to make a fantastic dollar bill origami dog inspired by Tien Nguyen.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper rose with a paper towel. First, roll one end to the other, then stick your finger inside one end and pinch the tip while twisting a few inches down. This will be your bud and your stem for the flower. Keep twisting down until you reach halfway to the end of the flower. Now, fold the loose piece on the bottom so it's parallel to the stem. Then, twist the leaf and wrap it around the bud. Then, shape the bud to the type of flower you want, then enjo...
Love folding origami? Then what better shape to fold for Christmas and the New Year than a star? A symbol of divinity as well as light and life during the dark days of winter, a star also makes great decor for Christmas trees and garlands.
In this how to video you will learn how to origami a vagina. What better way to honor your lady than to make her a paper replica of her vagina.
One of the most impressive and unique ways of crafting a Christmas card is via origami folding techniques. Using a few simple triangular folds, you can easily make the boughs of a beautiful Christmas tree out of paper, ready to be assembled onto a card.
Due to the sour economy, folks have started cutting out or toning down unnessary expenditures. Miniaturize your Christmas tree - though not your Christmas spirit - by crafting this modular origami Christmas tree to adorn your home this holiday season.
Dollar bill origami is fun, simple & cute. All you need is a dollar bill and some origami folding skills. Spend your spare dollar on some creativity... and you will end up with a cute origami figurine. Watch this origami money tutorial to learn how to fold a heart with pocket.
As the procedure is lengthy and a bit complicated, this is the first in the two part series that explains the method of creating a paper rose cube.
Here's a beautiful stop motion instructional video on how to fold a paper Koi fish. Origami a Koi fish.
Origami infinite flippers are super cool creations, but some methods can require up to 24 sheets of paper. This method uses only 4 sheets of paper, but does require some cutting and pasting. You'll need 4 sheets of paper, scissors and glue. Glue, snip, fold and flip!
This video origami tutorial shows how to make a substitute for origami paper in case you ever run out or can't buy any. You can use construction paper, printer paper, magazine paper, and etc. Have Fun!
Is your best friend's baby shower speedily approaching and your mind out of ideas for a cute and cheap way to decorate the party? Then you've come to the right place. These tiny blue origami elephants would make great pieces of decor as centerpieces on the dining room table and placed on counters around the house to emphasize the baby theme.
What's so genius about this project? yeah, it may just seem like a plain white piece of paper that you fold a bit to stand up, but you're actually getting two beginning origami projects for the price of one. That is to say that if you learn how to make the origami tent in this video, you'll also be learning how to make a pyramid.
You're going to need a little money to make this pointed origami star, but not that much, unless you Mr. Moneybags or something. To keep this cheap, you can use dollar bills — five of them, which means five dollars. You can use five dollar bills, but that would mean you'd have a twenty-five dollar paper star, and unless you plan on selling it for fifty, you might just want to use some fake bills. Anything that is rectangular in shape will do. You can make a 5-pointed star or upgrade to the 6-...
Make your own paper cubes. With this guide, you'll learn how to make a simple paper cube with origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started making your own colorful paper cubes from sonobe modules, watch this free origami lesson.
This video origami tutorial series shows how to use the Japanese art of paper folding to make a paper dragon. Follow along with the guide as he folds a dragon, even if he makes some mistakes along the way. Watch this instructional video and learn how to fold and origami dragon.
The Dragon is a really neat Model by Robert ("Bob") Neal. It starts with the traditional birdbase and just adds a few creases for a really cool dragon. The model is intermediate, so if you are new to folding maybe you want to try something simpler like the crane first.
Christmas will be here before you know it, which means weeks of festive parties, spending quality time with friends and family, and, if you're the crafty type, making presents and other favors for friends. This year, surprise your loved ones with a truly unique gift by making this Christmas elf.
You don't need to be able to create crazy 100-side modular spheres to make beautiful origami projects. In fact, a great portion of the more popular origami projects are on the easier side (good news for sausagefingers like us).
Fold an origami croissant. Origami Club in English is a free origami information site, with origami animations and origami diagrams.
Watch this how to video to learn to make origami polyhedra. This step by step tutorial will teach you to fold paper into an origami triangle and a cube.
Just as night follows day, the summer and fall baby season follows wedding season in the spring. Lots of cute young ones seem to get popped out by the dozen during the summer, often prompting baby showers and other baby-themed events.
You've got a great gift for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day. Awesome. Now, how are you going to present that lovely gift of yours? Wrapping paper? Cardboard box? Decorative bag? If any of those things are your answer—you're not trying hard enough.
Involving thousands of intricate folds, tucks, and nips, origami patterns perplex even the most experienced of L.A. plastic surgeons.
-Fold up along the length of a spread open tissue about 5 times until you get a long rectangular shape.