Spice up your fashion with your hand-made origami earrings!
If you are semi- to advanced origami folders, you might have experienced the same nightmare as I have in the past… in other words, you make all kinds of origami, but you have no idea what to do with them.
Then, I suggest – what about turning them into your original earrings? I am assuming most of the American ladies have had their ears pierced, and this is just such a low-cost and easy way to use both your skills and your origami.
You usually pay $15 or above for a set of origami earrings at jewelry stores. All I paid for this project was a total of $14 – to pay for the $10 plier set and $4 earring making kit. If you want to go for any higher quality metals, you might have to pay a premium, but the whole experience of making different designs and your original crane earrings is right in front of you.
Beads in different colors (you can get these really cheaply at bead stores!)
ModPodge works pretty well with origami paper. It makes everything incredibly sturdier and if you buy the waterproof one (for outside work), it doesn’t get torn easily even if you accidentally splash water on it.
Here are some examples of what I made into earrings… click to view the larger images
Useful origami gift boxes that you’ll love are here!
Since this blog is about something useful, I would like to introduce you to the world of box folding.
What I will be teaching you this time is two kinds of 3D origami gift boxes! One is a square box, and another is octagon box.
Square one only needs two pieces of paper and does not require much experience, but the other needs total of 16 pieces of paper and much more experience. Basic box is easy, but it’s less sturdy and creative. The Octagon box is difficult in a way, but it’s more sturdy and aesthetically pleasing.
You can choose whichever that fits your experience and confidence, or try both!
Simple & Clean
What you need:
Two sheets of paper (one for bottom, and the other for the lid)
If they are stiff paper, the box will be more sturdy and therefore will be suitable for making a gift box.
Follow the instruction on the slide show. You can stop at anywhere or skip to the next.
You can of course use a square box as a gift box, but the below is one of the examples of how I used it. Desk Organizer is useful – keeps my desk drawer clean – and make it look a bit more fun. You just make bunch of boxes and tape on the bottom so they don’t slide. You can make with any colors you want, make them bigger, or arrange into different patterns. What about one for your office desk?
Octagon Shaped Box
Gorgeous & Creative
What you need:
16 pieces of paper (8 for bottom, 8 for lid)
Paper could be any strength / thickness
Patterned papers will show up more nicely
8-10 paper clip (you don’t need them if you are good!)
This is the kind of origami box you want to give to people! You can put whatever you want… jewelries, snacks, origami roses, flowers, etc. This box made full of your passion and sincerity will surely make the person smile!
Gift Box Example
Thanks again! And don’t forget to send me photos when you make any on your own. You can submit at HERE.