Origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, may rely on nimble fingers and acute precision, but when its done correctly the outcome is astonishing. From the tiniest crane to dramatic blooms of epic proportions origami adds a bit of elegance and tradition to any occasion whilst exhibiting a party planner's playful and hands-on side. Here are some party-friend paper crafts for you to try at home or share at your next get-together.
One of the prettiest, most tedious elements of a party can be the invitation itself. A foreshadowing of what is to come, an invite gives guests-to-be a taste of your party before the day even arrives. This Origami Heart Note from Make-Handmade adds a personal touch to any party invitation as if reaching through the mail, taking up your guest's hand to say, "please come to my party". Your guests will appreciate your time and effort and surely RSVP to your special event.
Nothing lights up the night quite like bold and beautiful fireworks, but unfortunately many factors (legal or otherwise) keep us from setting them off at every event. Thanks to Stacey Jones your next get-together can have the works, with these fun and festive Origami Fireworks that add bright color and mesmerizing shapes to any indoor gathering.
Etsy shop owner 1000 Origami Cranes spreads the word of peace and environmental awareness with these eco-friendly party decorations. Using recycled gift-wrap or any decorative paper to create these delicate birds is a great way to go green with style. Paper cranes can be given out as favors, used as place settings of grouped in glass bowls or vases such as the ones shown here, for an eye-catching look that pairs style with tradition.
Handmade gift-wrap is ideal presentation for handmade gifts and adds a touch of DIY flare to store bought items. The ever clever Tip Junkie thinks outside of the box with Origami Gift Boxes, a creative and savvy combo of gift wrap and gift boxes. A perfect way to use up leftover wrapping paper or wrapping last minute gifts, and when it comes customizing your boxes they can be as extravagant or minimalistic as you want them to be.