What to do with origami folding? Possible uses!

On the occasion of the release of the second volume of my book “L'Origami comme par Magie” , I wanted to present to you the possible uses of origami , once made, and its many creative possibilities.

I thought of this blog post as a continuation of our article “Tips & Tricks for getting started with origami” so that you will find all the answers to your questions there. I invite you to leave us comments if you have any questions!

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So, without further ado, here is how you can use origami :

  • GARLANDED

This is one of the main variations that we make of origami because it allows us to quickly make a few folds into a decorative object in its own right, as is the case for our creative crane garland kits . I also designed our pockets of 7 squares of Japanese paper measuring 15cm by 15cm for this use, 7 origami being in my opinion the ideal quantity to make a garland.

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  • MOBILE MOUNTED

It is also possible to use your origami to make a mobile for a child's bedroom, for example. The light and airy appearance of certain folds is perfect for dressing up a mobile. If you would like to be accompanied step by step in creating a mobile, I invite you to discover our mobile crane garland kits . It is also possible to make it yourself using a wooden structure .

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  • MOUNTED ON A HOOP

I also really like creating origami on a hoop. I often use flowery folds for this purpose but the possibilities are numerous! We also offer DIY “Sakura Hanging” workshops to teach you how to make a wall wreath from cherry blossom origami .

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  • HANGING AND SCATTERED ON A WALL

Origami folds can also stand on their own, scattered in large numbers on a wall to delicately dress it and thus create a dreamlike universe. What works well for this specific use is the abundance of origami !

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  • HANGING FROM THE CEILING

Certain origami , with their very decorative appearance like the tassel, can be suspended from the ceiling on the occasion of a wedding, for example by playing on the size of the folds, the height at which they are suspended, etc.

  • HANGING ON A CHRISTMAS TREE, DECORATIVE BRANCHES

Using a few squares of Japanese paper, it is easy to create small tree suspensions. I also wrote an article on this subject “Our DIY Hanging Christmas Decorations” if you want to learn how to make your own decorations.

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  • STICKED ON A CARD

Origami , if it is flat, can also be used to decorate a greeting card! An article full of advice on making greeting cards is available on our blog “DIY Greeting Cards” if the subject interests you!

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  • TO WRITE A LITTLE WORD

The folds of the tattoo pouch or the origami heart, for example, can be used to write sweet little words to your loved ones because they have a sufficient flat surface to leave a message.

  • UNDER A FRAME / SHOWCASE / BELL

If you want to highlight an origami that you particularly liked, you can put it in a frame (or a window or a bell) and combine other folds to create a decor.

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  • TO CREATE A SCENE, TO PLAY

By combining different folds together, you can imagine small decorative scenes based on a theme: the ocean, flowers, autumn... Children will be able to have fun imagining stories around these worlds!

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  • SCATTERED ON A TABLE, AS A TABLE DECORATION

Origami can also be used to create a table decoration based on a colorful range or a theme: Christmas dinner, Valentine's Day table, Easter snack, summer aperitif, etc.

  • FOR PRACTICAL USE

Some origami , in addition to their decorative aspect, can also have a practical use and can be used for example for table decoration: chopstick holders, gift boxes, etc.

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  • ROD MOUNTED

Some folded flowers can be mounted on stems and thus allow you to compose pretty bouquets of flowers that are colorful and durable over time!

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  • ON A GIFT PACKAGE

If you want to decorate a paper gift package or a furoshiki with a label or a decorative element, you can use origami which you will stick directly on your support or attach using a small clip. laundry.

  • MOUNTED IN JEWELRY, BROOCH

Origami , depending on their size and shape, can also be mounted on a brooch or as jewelry (necklace pendant, bracelet tassel, earring element, etc.).

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I hope this article has inspired you and given you some ideas for using origami ! I will see you very soon for new blog articles around creative hobbies.

Adeline

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What use do you make of your origami once folded?
What uses inspire you the most?

Tell us more below in the comments!

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5 comments


  • Adeline Klam

    MIALHE > Merci à vous pour votre adorable petit mot :) Nous sommes vraiment ravis que notre article ait pu vous donner de nouvelles idées pour utiliser vos pliages d’origami ! Au plaisir de vous lire prochainement :)
    BANCELIN > Merci beaucoup pour votre gentil commentaire ! Quel plaisir de vous lire :) Nous sommes contents de savoir que vous êtes une férue d’origami grâce (ou à cause AHAH) de nous ! N’hésitez pas à nous partager vos réalisations !


  • Adeline Klam

    DOMINIQUE > Merci à vous pour votre petit mot Dominique :) AHAH Quelle belle idée ! Cela doit être une agréable surprise que de découvrir un petit origami glissé dans les pages d’un livre consulté en bibliothèque.


  • BANCELIN

    J’adore les origami et les vôtres en particulier. J’ai maintenant vos deux ouvrages, les meilleurs à mon sens du marché !
    Comme j’ai 7 petits enfants, et des enfants, et des amis, je fais toutes mes cartes postales en origami, que j’arrange ensuite à mon goût. Et pour les plus petits, je leur envoie un origami 3D, par exemple le panda du Tome 2 de l’Origami comme par magie.
    Pour les fêtes, je fais aussi des décorations origami. Je suis mordue ! Merci Adeline !


  • Mialhe

    Quelle bonne idée cet article sur les utilisations de l’origami !!
    Pour ma part, avec mes petits enfants nous avons créé des guirlandes de grues de fleurs, les petits personnages japonais et les anges. Je n’avais pas pensé au cadre !! Super idée
    Encore merci pour le partage de tous ces tutos et idées. Toujours un plaisir de vous lire 🤗


  • Dominique

    Bon, alors, avec cette passion qui m’envahit, merci de ma donner plein d’idées mais parfois, j’en ai vraiment trop pour en faire quelque chose.

    Donc, tout simplement, j’en glisse dans des livres au hasard quand je vais à la bibliothèque et je me réjouis à l’avance de ceux/celles qui les trouveront.

    Dominique


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