This website has been created so that I can teach you how to make origami – the Japanese art of paper folding. The word Origami is a Japanese word – 折り, which is the combination of the words Ori 折り – to fold and Kami 紙 – which means paper.
As well as the usual traditional models you usually find on many websites, I try my best to make tutorials for more unique and original designs. Coming up with new ways to make pretty origamis is something I really enjoy doing in my spare time!
My origami instructions are often video tutorials, because I find that it is the easiest way to learn origami and for me to teach it to you. You will find lots of tutorials on how to make paper boxes, bows, envelopes, mini books, flowers, butterflies, Japanese characters like Totoro and Hello Kitty, there are simple instructions for beginners and challenging designs for advanced folders too!
If you would like to know more about me, you can check out the about page here. I run a youtube channel, called Paper Kawaii that has all of my video tutorials on it, check that out here and don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter!
I love to hear back from you so please leave me a comment below, if you have any feedback, suggestions,questions or if you would like me to feature or review your origami book you can get more information and send me an email here.
Learn how to make beautiful origami weaved paper mats, use them for display or as real placemats or coasters. You can re-inforce them with varnish. The mats can be made as large as you like. Made with strips of paper, weaved together using a traditional technique.
Learn how to make a twisted round origami box or bowl, it’s rounded shape is very unique. Made from one sheet of square paper, no glue or cuts. You can display some lovely items in these origami pots.
Do some spring cleaning with a useful origami dustpan or scoop! Made from 1 sheet of square paper, you can make the super easy version or the intermediate continuation. They can be used as throw away dustpans to clean up after parties, or if you make two, they can be used to scoop rubbish into a bin!
Learn how to make a kirigami star made out of a strip of paper or card. Download the free printable template! These three-dimensional paper stars make great hanging decorations at Christmas or all year round!
Learn how to fold a beautiful 6 point origami star designed by José Meeusen. This geometric origami star looks very different on each side. Made from one sheet of paper, no glue required. This is an intermediate level origami model.
Fold a pretty origami cactus with a flower that sits in a pot! All made with just origami. These origami cacti are a great little gift to give friends and family, they can be displayed on desks and require NO water!
Learn how to fold a beautiful hexagonal origami puffy star! These origami stars can be hung as decorations or displayed as they are. The neat thing about these stars is that the pop out from being a flat tato/coaster!
Kawaii Box GIVEAWAY! Kawaii Box is a monthly subscription service that sends out a box containing cute stationary, plushies, accessories & candy from Japan!
These interlocking origami stacking boxes or pots are great for multiple gifts or to store jewellery, stationary & more! No cutting or glue is needed.
Make a pretty modular origami star designed by Salman Ebrahimi. This modular puffy star is made with 5 sheets of square paper, no cuts or glue required.
A tutorial for a pretty wrapped/layered style origami lid to fit a masu box. The lid is non-modular, made from 1 sheet of square paper. Great as a gift box!
This useful origami box divider is diagonal like an X, instead of squares you get triangular sections. Great to keep jewellery gifts (& more) separated.