Beautiful Origami Paper Wreaths (9784805315606)

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Tuttle Publishing
Date Published:
33 designs; color throughout
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Trim Size:
8 1/2 X 11

These origami decorations may look complex and expensive, but they are actually easy to create and will never wilt or shed, making them highly economical!

Each wreath is assembled from a number of paper sheets that are folded and then cleverly slotted together. No glue or tape required! The ring itself is held together by the tension of the individual paper pieces using the techniques of modular origami. Full-color, step-by-step instructions help you fold and assemble these beautiful pieces.

Different designs are provided for each month of the year—34 in all—and you can endlessly vary the colors and materials, which are readily available in any craft store.

Here are just a few of the seasonal and festive themes found in this book:
  • Valentine Hearts
  • Spring Cherry Blossoms
  • Tulips and Roses
  • Shooting Stars
  • Goldfish and Bunnies
  • Fall Harvest
  • Christmas
  • And many more!

This is a simple and creative way to add touches of beauty to your home or to create low-cost decorations for weddings, parties, holidays, and other special occasions.

These versatile designs can be used in many creative ways:
  • Wall and door hangings
  • Table centerpieces
  • Tree ornaments and toppers
  • Doorknob hangers
  • Picture frames

About the Author:
Noriko Nagata was first inspired to fold origami more than 30 years ago after being impressed by theoretical physicist Koji Fushimi's book, Geometry of Origami. She strives to continue making simple, unique, elegant and beautiful pieces with carefully considered folds and connections. Her work has appeared in several Japanese publications, including Unit Origami Boxes (edited by Tomoko Fuse), monthly issues of Origami (Japan Origami Association's publication), A Study of Twist Boxes and more. Noriko's work has also been featured in countless international magazines. She coauthored The Mathematics and Science of Origami with renowned American modular origami artist Thomas Hull. Noriko is a member of the Japan Origami Association, the Thinking About Origami Education Society and the British Origami Association.