Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Origami Boat Garland




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My return from the seaside holiday seems fruitful and full of inspiration. At the seashore, there were lots of boats. New boats, old boats, sandy boats, golden boats. Their charming silhouettes, fragile and sturdy at the same time, are sailing through my mind whenever I close my eyes or I just look at the sky. So what better thing to do other than a cheerful garland of origami boats!








I will not insult anybody by posting a tutorial on how to make an origami boat, even a toddler can make one. I took photos of the different stages from the making of... just for fun. First, you make your helmet shape, then you TWIST it on one side and suddenly your whole perspective changes. Just when you think you couldn't possibly have more fun, you twist it over on the side, again, then gently unfold the corners, like they were petals from the most delicate of flowers!



And the turqoise thread is the perfect compliment for my beachy origami papers. I chose a thich yarn, in order to add contrast to the composition. There's one trick I've got to share: make a simple knot under each origami boat, keeping the same distance, so that the boat won't slip away.



I almost forgot: I am a cheat and I stole the idea from my friend, Francesca from Xgioco. Mille baci, Fra!

And thank you so much, Petite Hermine, Little Inspiration, Here's To Handy AndyRomance On A Dime and C.R.A.F.T. for featuring the origami garland!

 RomanceOnADime.com    Here's to Handy Andy handmade projects

57 comments:

  1. it looks sooooo refreshing!

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    1. Thank you, Ana, it's so easy to do that I was almost ashamed to post it :)) but I fell in love with the paper colors...

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  2. :-D but you did it better! thank you, my friend!

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    1. It is me who's thanking you! It is so fun to do, I felt like a child again!

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  3. I love it! It's beautiful! I'm also getting the beachy inspiration....:)

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    1. I hope you return full of new projects and ideas :)

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  4. Very cute. I love origami. I am trying to make a butterfly mobile for my cousin. It is really hard to get them to balance and look right. New follower. Hope to see you at True Aim!

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  5. Aw, that garland looks adorable - so cute!

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  6. So cute that I posted it on Casafacile's fan page :)

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  7. Glad I found this through It's a Keeper's linky party. I linked in a salad using leftover roast lamb. Have a super week.

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  8. Too cute! My daughter loves origami, can't wait to show her yours!

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    1. Thank you, this is a perfect craft for moms and kids together, I think!

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  9. So cute. We used to make these when I was younger. They were out bath time toys...We were poor. lol. They were fun to play with though. And they look beautiful as decoration. :)

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    1. Well, I am on a limited budget now, but the best things in life are free and making little origami must be one of them :)

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  10. Hi! this is so neat! Popping over from Everything & the Kitchen Sink – I’d love for you to visit me at jugglingactmama.blogspot.com

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  11. Wow, I love these. They are so cute! I am now following you on linky and GFC. I would love for you to visit, follow back and maybe even link up on my Monday linky party.
    http://www.igottatrythat.com/p/blog-hop-linky-colde.html
    Thanks
    Marcie @ www.IGottaTryThat.com

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  12. super cute! Thanks for joining the Pin Inspiration party.

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    1. Thank you for making time to visit, lovely hostess!

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  13. This is so cute!
    What a great little something!!

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  14. That is a really cute idea! I'm in the process of turning my junk/storing all the crap room into a room for my friend's twin boys that we watch and this is a really nice idea to incorporate. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you! The origami boats are the easiest thing to do and are indeed perfect for a little boy's room!

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  15. This is like, really, really, really sweet. So fun and colorful-great work. Thanks for linking up at Get Schooled Saturday:)

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  16. So simple, so cute, so summery! Love these!

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    1. Thank you, Madigan, it's a great compliment coming from a girl of your wonderful talent!

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  17. This is too cute!! Oh my gosh I'm loving this idea!It's so bright and cheery! And I'm glad you showed us how to make the boat because I don't think I remember! I would love to have you link up your ideas to my weekly party {it closes in a few hours but will be up back up on Thursday}! http://www.hubbymademe.com/throwback-thursday-no-2/

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  18. Gorgeous garland!! Glad you had a fun time at the seaside!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you for making time to visit, Jill!

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  19. I love this! Such a sweet idea. Thanks for linking up again!

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit, Jenny!

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  20. How adorable is this! Thanks so much for sharing at A Pinteresting Link Party!

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    1. Thank you for making time to visit the link-ups, Liz!

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  21. This is really pretty garland.

    PS: Thank you for linking up to Show Me What You Got Tuesday's @ ODH via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/07/live-show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-24.html

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  22. Those are so cute and fun! What a lovely idea for summer!

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  23. This is really sweet! Love the picture of the boats sailing across the blue yarn ocean, very clever :)

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    1. Thank you, Cath! While taking photos for the blog, I have more fun in the "making of" than in the final outcome :)

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  24. So cute! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit, Sherry! Sorry to answer so late, but my full time job is keeping me crazy these days.

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  25. This is so adorable!! I love how simple and elegant it looks. I'm glad you linked up at Romance on a dime. Pinning this.

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    1. Thank you for the pin, Betsy! Sorry to answer so late, but my full time job is keeping me crazy these days :(

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  26. Lovely - what a happy reminder of good time at the seaside. I love beachy the colours of the papers - they are perfect.

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  27. Perfectly darling! I'm loving anything beachy these days and this is an adorable garland!

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    1. Thank you, Danni, I know its simple, but with great effects :) Sorry to answer so late, but my full time job is keeping me crazy these days.

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  28. This is adorable! This would be so cute in a beach themed bathroom or kids' room. Thanks for sharing at our Handmade Tuesdays party!

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit, Carrie!

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  29. This is adorable! Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party.

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit :)

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  30. how fun! i've always wanted to do origami. maybe i'll give it a try! thanks for linking it up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

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    1. I bet that Bear will love making little origami boats :)

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  31. This is soooooo cool!!! I'm going to try and make one for my nephew's room!!! Thanks for taking the time of writing this post!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit, Christine!

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  32. These are so pretty! I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu

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  33. They are gorgeous Tara! I love them!

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