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Origami dress birthday gift card

Wow! It’s been a while! I didn’t have the chance to blog much during my summer vacations, but now I’m back in the city and ready to return to my routine –or almost.

Today I bring you something quick and easy: an origami dress.

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Sometimes we have to give money to someone for their birthday and money really is an ugly thing to give, so it’s always better to make a gift card or something nice as part of the present.

I made this for my sister in law’s birthday. We were told that she wanted a dress, but since those things are so personal, we thought a gift card and the money was a better option.

This is the tutorial I followed but there are many others out there.

I’m preparing something very cool for next week but I can’t post it yet because it’s a birthday present for my friend Marta who could be reading this post so -psssss-. All I can say is that it has glitter… and she is going to love it! 🙂

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Star Wars Millennium Falcon origami

I’ve recently added a new asset to my collection of “things I can make out of paper”, and it is a Millennium Falcon spaceship from the Star Wars saga. And what a better day to show it than May the 4th? Well, it’s still May the 3rd here in Spain, but I’ve checked and it’s already tomorrow in some parts of the world, so… 😉

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The design comes from this book by origami artist Chris Alexander, which is also available in Spanish.

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It comes with printed papers for every model, which gives the pieces a very cool look. But if you don’t have the book or run out of papers, you can experiment with different prints.

Check out these ships I made with some animal print papers my brother gave me as a gift. Cool, uh? Animal print is very trendy! That I’ve heard… 😉

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Check the written instructions HERE,

and there is also a Youtube video HERE.

ENJOY AND MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU.