Here is something I made for my husbands birthday:
It’s an Origami book that he can use to countdown the years until (very hopefully) early retirement. It’s wishful thinking, and a long time from now. I think we’ll need every little bit of humor, positive thinking and discipline to hopefully reach our goal.
Anyway: Here is the process in pictures (if you have questions about the folding instructions, please let me know. I simply followed instructions I found online –
will look for the link again here.
After I made this book, I found another version that is a little easier regarding the connection of the segments, but it uses tape, and I simply can’t do it: To me origami = no tape or glue! …(well, not this time, perhaps I change my mind some day)).
This is not my desk 😉 I had to spread everything on the floor, as I used a grocery bag for this project.
I cut it into 4×4 squares (I’m certain I’ll use the leftover paper and handles for something else)
I hope this still count’s as ‘What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday‘!!! (check it out, it’s on Julia’s blog)
Once the segments are connected, I prepared squares of pretty scrap paper and wrote little messages on them. Each of those scrap squares are then inserted into the little ‘frames’.
A little tangle in front (and some writing in the back) – done is the little book. I just love Origami. It amazes me every time what one can fold out of a simple piece of paper.
I’m also very glad, that my soon-to-be-10 yr old son likes to fold paper too (here are some of his creations :))
It doesn’t stay closed on it’s own, so it needs some ‘wrapping’ or a little box,
so it doesn’t show the content immediately.
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