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45 Practical Origami Creations

From Flying Thumbtacks to Milk Carton Wallets

— October 17, 2012 — Autos
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.
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Educating Paper-Crafted Posters
Educating Paper-Crafted Posters
The 'El ingenioso Don Quijote de la Mancha' Cover is Educational
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Immaculate Long-Necked Papercrafts
Immaculate Long-Necked Papercrafts
Snow White Swan Spins Paper into a Pristine Animal
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Origami-Inspired Desk Toys
Origami-Inspired Desk Toys
The Ball of Whacks Forms Figures Out of Pyramid Pieces
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42
Flying Origami Thumbtacks
Flying Origami Thumbtacks
The Paper Airplane Pushpins are Whimsical and Playful
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41
Electric Origami
Electric Origami
LED Foldie
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40
Illuminating Origami
Illuminating Origami
The Papercraft Wastberg W101 Lamp is Overarchingly Sleek
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39
Space Origami
Space Origami
Astronauts Fly Paper Plane From Space
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38
Folded Fairground Figurines
Folded Fairground Figurines
Yumiko Matsui Recreates Coney Island in Perfect Papercraft
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37
Origami Fortune Cookies
Origami Fortune Cookies
Jeremy Thomas Constructs Delicious Rainbow Desserts
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Leaf-Like Origami Lamps
Leaf-Like Origami Lamps
'Lily' by Tetsuo Takahashi is Organic and Minimalist
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35
Blooming Jewelry Boxes
Blooming Jewelry Boxes
Nue Gallery Competition Winner Creates New Package for Diamonds
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34
Billfold Cell Stands
Billfold Cell Stands
The DIY $100 Origami iPhone Stand is Luxury at its Craftiness
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Origami Gift Certificate
Origami Gift Certificate
DIY Bag-Shaped Card Holder
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Petal-Shaped Lampshades
Petal-Shaped Lampshades
Organic Illumination from Vanilla Design Store
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31
Paper Accessory Kits
Paper Accessory Kits
Fashion Origami Sets Combine Crafting and Jewelry
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30
Artistic Tableware II
Artistic Tableware II
Origami Spoon
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Origami Necklaces
Origami Necklaces
Cindy Ng Jewelry
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DIY Papercraft Instruments
DIY Papercraft Instruments
The PePaKuRa Papercraft Instruments Stun With Realism
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27
Baroque Cut-Out Fashion
Baroque Cut-Out Fashion
'Paper Girl' for Fashion Gone Rogue Stars a Stunning Tara Cassidy
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Papercraft Honeycomb Shades
Papercraft Honeycomb Shades
'Berga' by KAFTI is an Eye-Popping Interior Decor Must-Have
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Paper-Produced Automobiles
Paper-Produced Automobiles
The Jonathan Brand 'One Piece at a Time' Model is Crazy Car Art
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Pleated Paper Art
Pleated Paper Art
Artist Matt Shlian's Folded Paper Art is Complexity at Its Best
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23
Painstaking Paper Gardens
Painstaking Paper Gardens
Folding for Peace is an Elaborate Landscape of Origami Flowers
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22
Flat Foldable Dinnerware by Orikaso
Flat Foldable Dinnerware by Orikaso
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Planet-Saving Papercrafts
Planet-Saving Papercrafts
The Recycled Paper Bowl Emphasizes Both Function and Form
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Seamless Origami Lamps
Seamless Origami Lamps
With the Federico Churba Zeta Lamp, You’ll No Longer Be In the Dark
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Prismatic Origami-Like Lighting
Prismatic Origami-Like Lighting
Lukas Dahlen's Ori Pendant Lamp Sheds a Golden Glow
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Garbage Origami Gardens
Garbage Origami Gardens
Cardboard Plants by Karen Abel Add Life to Forgotten Flower Pots
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17
Oversized Origami Blankets
Oversized Origami Blankets
The Eva Black 'Folded' Sheet Triangulates Recycled Stationery
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Memory-Made Accessories
Memory-Made Accessories
Lital Mendel's Folds Jewelry Line is Made Using Photographs
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15
Origami Menus
Origami Menus
These 3D Paper Art Menus are Delicate, Useful & Beautiful
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14
Eco Origami Coat Hangers
Eco Origami Coat Hangers
H + Bag is an Environmentally Friendly Innovation for the Retail Industry
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13
Papercut Partitions
Papercut Partitions
Linda Sieto's Room Dividers Are Airy & Artsy
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12
Perfectly-Folded Jewelry
Perfectly-Folded Jewelry
Origami Jewelry by Claire Naa and Arnaud Soulignac
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11
Extreme Origami Sculptures
Extreme Origami Sculptures
The Wrinkled World of Paper-Folding
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10
Origami Handbags
Origami Handbags
Sylka by Karie Sylvester Takes a Papercraft Approach to Purses
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9
Origami Tables
Origami Tables
Designklein Jakuba Tables Fashion Edition Looks Like Folded Paper
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8
Porcupine Origami Dishes
Porcupine Origami Dishes
These Colorful Bowls from Ruti's Roots are Practical for Everyday Items
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Milk Carton Origami
Milk Carton Origami
Milkmuny Buys Containers to Create Earth-Friendly Wallets
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Intricate Origami Accessories
Intricate Origami Accessories
Fierce Folded Jewelry by Designers Claire & Arnaud
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5
Designer Origami Cards
Designer Origami Cards
People Will Bend Over Backwards for a Louis Vuitton Invitation
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4
Kaleidoscopic Papercraft Jewelry
Kaleidoscopic Papercraft Jewelry
Sarah Louise Kelly's 'Saloukee' Bangles Are Hypnotic
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3
Gorgeous Origami Teacups
Gorgeous Origami Teacups
The Cuptea Brings the Art of Papercraft to Beverage Packaging
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2
DIY Fashion Accessories
DIY Fashion Accessories
These Origami Earrings by Cynthia Devening are a Great Way to Recycle
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Papercraft Earrings
Papercraft Earrings
Amazing Papermode Paper Jewelry Makes a Folded Fashion Satement
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