Craft an intricate design with your favourite patterned papers in your stash with our selection of origami for beginners, which include birthday party boats, heart bookmarks, mini succulents, card toppers, and a divine floral wreath. All the projects featured are designed to be easy to follow and make – it’s origami for beginners!
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Origami for beginners
1. Lucky Stars
Learn how to make an origami lucky star, these cute little origami stars are made with strips of paper and are very easy to make! Get the tutorial over at Paper Kawaii.
2. Origami hearts
These origami hearts from Radiant Home Studio are a lovely origami for beginners project – and make great gifts, too! Use on cards as toppers or add to gift-wrapped presents for that extra special touch.
3. Origami paper lampshade
Make an origami paper lampshade with Zoe Patching’s origami lampshade instruction – you can resize the origami lampshade template for lamps big and small!
4. Pretty floral wreath
Create a beautiful door decoration for your home with our origami paper wreath, which is perfect for adding some summer brightness to your living space!
5. Origami vase
This beautiful origami vase is made from folded paper and hides the real vase beneath the paper! Find the full tutorial over at Love Decorations.
6. Tiny origami succulents
Give your craft room a little green-fingered update with these adorable mini origami succulents, crafted by Paper Kawaii. Visit their website to find all the instructions and materials needed to make your own mini pot plants in this origami for beginners project.
7. Easy origami cat
Craft an adorable cat companion for your craft desk with this easy origami kitty, which only takes a couple of minutes to make! Embellish the cat with sequins, a little bow, and gems for a sparkling finish. This is the perfect origami for beginners project.
8. Origami Rabbit
Learn how to make this easy origami rabbit following the instructions over at Origami Tutorial. It uses one sheet of origami paper and we love it!
9. Flower fairy lights
Transform a string of plain white fairy lights with these beautiful origami flowers! Dress them up in pretty pastel flowers makes these lights summer-ready – they’re perfect for hosting a garden party or for just adding some pretty colour to a room.
Check out our 44 easy 5 minute crafts with paper for more origami for beginners.
10. Transforming ninja star
Okay – who made these as a child? They were great for throwing across the classroom when the teacher’s back was turned (of course, we never did that…) and they teach kids about maths. Win-win! Find the tutorial over at What Do We Do All Day.
11. Easy origami butterfly
These beautiful origami butterflies are made out of washi paper, giving their wings a beautiful translucent effect. Find the full tutorial over at Goorigami!
12. Origami jumping frog
Make this traditional jumping frog from one sheet of green origami paper! There is a brilliant, and very clear tutorial over at Origami.me – how far can you make yours jump?
13. Origami dinosaur
Learn how to make this roarsome origami dinosaur with this brilliant video tutorial from PPO crafts on YouTube!
14. Origami birthday party boats
Whether you want to create an extra-special birthday card for a little boy or girl, celebrate a newborn baby, or make colourful table decorations or upcoming parties, these little origami party boats are just the thing!
15. Origami heart bookmark
Bookmark those must-try craft projects with this fancy origami heart bookmark. We reckon your bookworm bestie will love ’em, too! Crafted with pretty patterned paper, this heart bookmark from The Idea Room has us swooning!
16. Mini kite, dog and heart origami card toppers
Send smiles through the post with these adorable origami card toppers, which only take a few minutes to make but will add so much fun to your papercraft projects! Craft the kite, heart and dog toppers with spare papers from your stash, then ink the edges for a colourful twist!
17. Origami cubes
Learn how to make these simple origami cubes – they’re made from 6 pieces of origami paper and hold together without the need for tape or glue!
18. Paper Wish origami star decoration
Here’s a simple origami star tutorial for the whole family that you can whip up using paper scraps or sparkling gift wrap. Easy to make and beautifully festive, these stars were designed for you by PaperShaker in celebration of their Christmas site . Make and fold a whole bunch of origami stars to decorate your home with.
19. Origami boat mobile
Create a shipshape origami boat mobile by creating darling paper ships and clouds to adorn your living space. You can easily scale the instructions up to create a larger origami boat. A mini boat project for origami for beginners, a big boat when you become more advanced.
20. Origami Christmas tree
Now it’s time for some festive origami for beginners! Use Mollie Makes’ tutorial to make the adorable little paper tree.
You don’t need much to learn how to do origami. Choose some thin paper and something to make the creases sharp. A bone folder is ideal, but you can also use a ruler! If you think this is a craft you will enjoy – then check out our must-have origami supplies.
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