From Flying Thumbtacks to Milk Carton Wallets

 - Oct 17, 2012
Aside from the aesthetically intricate and meaningful cranes, there are some practical origami creations.

Origami is a popular paper-folding art that originated in China but spread over to Japan and now, all over the world. The paper craft was mostly for fun and decoration, folding planes and hopping frogs, but these practical origami creations will help make use of the scraps of paper lying around your house. Recycle some old magazines to create a beautiful floral garden or create some leafy lampshades. Take your shot at building some of these creations from flying thumbtacks to over-sized blankets and DIY accessories like earrings and wallets. These DIY items are a little intensive and require some commitment, which make them great personalized gifts in general.