birth is {beautiful}: a colorful welcome

It’s been years since the blog was updated. what happened? MOTHERHOOD.

I gave birth to a beautiful girl whom we named Olea Grace. She was born 35 weeks, and we we weren’t prepared for that. So, with one day left to celebrate her arrival, I decided to make this sign to welcome my baby.

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The beautiful origami papers I used are from a Japan Surplus, and I bought them for only Php 20 (less than 50 cents in US), for assorted origami papers that stack up to 1.5 inches high. I thought I was pretty lucky to score that deal.

I’ve been wanting to make this Origami letters since I saw them on Oh Happy Day! Previously, I’ve been thinking when to make them, but I can’t seem to find an appropriate occasion for it. After putting it off for a while, days and months went by, until I was about to pop! (Or, go under the knife, to be more accurate)

The step-by-step instructions can be found here. I won’t say it’s very easy because that might put you off, but I can promise you it’s very fulfilling. You might want to practice first on different folding techniques – because really, this Japanese art is more than just paper and folds. I think it will also be more fun if you could use patterned origami paper. I can also see this would look great on a frame. Fold the letters that spell out your mom’s name, or your teacher’s name and give it to them as a gift. That would be sweet!

letter A

That’s the folding instructions for the letter A. I must say Steps 11 to 13 a bit tricky. Generally, curvy letters are more complicated. Practice. Practice. Don’t give up if it doesn’t look perfect for you. Keep trying. 🙂

I also made another set for my Instagram account. Here it is.

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Origami is a fairly easy art to start. You only need paper and a pair of hands. Then, fold fold away! Happy Crafting!

 

 

 

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