I saw a design on the Packaging Uqam blog for a set of interesting pouches for teabags and though, “I can do that.” So I did.
The results are the pink tea pouches and green gift boxes. I apologize for the quality of the photos. In a rush to get the items packed for Mother’s Day gifts, I used my camera phone to snap the pics.
I poked a small hole at the top of the pink pouches so I could feed teabag strings through them. I then removed the original tags from the ends of the string and replaced them with flowers that I punched from paper.
The green boxes have smalls gifts in them.
I grouped the small boxes together and traced their shape onto a piece of paper. I then made my own origami box designs from the tracings so the pouches fit perfectly in them.
The original name of this box is “Boîte-étoile hexagonale.” When I decided to make this hexagonal origami box with double-sided origami paper, it seemed like a good idea. The end result looks wonky to me.
I like how a hint of color peeks out peeks out from the center of this pentagonal origami star from the Origami Spirit website. The secret of this model isn’t using double-sided origami paper. Instead, you cut out a piece of paper in a different color and slip it under the flaps in the center of the star.
Yes, I did say that you have to cut paper to make this model. However, you only have to do this if you want that hint of color in the center.
Check out this how-to video:
This origami puff star looks great from all angles.
Go here to learn how to make your own origami puff star (or “L’étoile d’Owesen pour les nuls”). The site also shows how to make a variation.
I love to fold simple origami animals that look cute. I made this strand of origami hens after seeing a similar one on the site Origami Spirit. Sometimes a girl just can’t but fold origami chickens.
In the following video, Leyla Torres of Origami Spirit shows you how to fold the origami hen:
The following video shows you how to assemble a strand of hens:
In the video, Leyla uses rice to fill her hens. To get the same “filled” look without the weight, I used a third of a cotton ball in each hen instead.