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Outdoors inspired origami

Stuck indoors? Why not try some of these outdoors inspired origami pieces, and decorate your indoors with the outdoors!

Did you know that the term origami came from the Japanese words “Oru” meaning to fold and “kami” meaning paper? Origami is a great way to put a smile on your face whenever you are stuck indoors, and it is easy to get started. All you need is a 15cm x 15cm square of paper!

Here are our favourite nature inspired origami tutorials:

Origami Swallow

Origami birds are very traditional, and they look great. Why not make a few of them and attach them to some string to put up around the house? It’s actually pretty easy to make an origami swallow and you’ll be able to make one in just a few minutes. Learn how to fold your own origami here.

Skill level: Easy


We love the charming design of this compass although it may be a littler trickier than the other pieces. It is worth it though as they can make great ornaments if you add them onto a bit of string. Use a few different colours of paper for the best effect.

Skill Level: Medium


You just can’t beat a mountain view and here is a creative way of having one in your own home. Plus, it’s fun to make, fairly easy and a great way to improve your hand eye co-ordination and sometimes… your patience!

Skill Level: Easy


These origami moths are quick and easy to make and if you make a few in different colours they look wonderful strung together into a mobile. These model is a good introduction to origami as it is simple but looks elegant, once you have learnt how to make one you won’t want to stop.

Skill Level: Easy