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« on: March 18, 2005 03:42:10 PM »

I love Tomoko Fuse's origami boxes, but origami paper's kind of expensive.  I figured out that magazine pages (not covers) are about the same weight as origami paper.  These are some boxes made from magazine pages - I was surprised at how nice they came out, and the ones with words on them are kinda cool Undecided

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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2005 05:11:27 PM »

very very lovely!
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2005 10:47:19 PM »

Those are gorgeous!  I don't know much about origami -- are the instructions for that kind of thing readily available?  I love your choice of magazine pages. Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2005 03:21:23 AM »

I make boxes out of paper too but they are a different pattern than this so I would be interested in the instructions too.

These are a little more classic looking than mine and I find them very charming. I paritcularly like the newsprint effect on the one.

BTW another paper that works well is Calendar Pages and if you are like me and my husband you don't throw them away and you've got a million calendar's under the bed and this gives you something nice to do with them. (I wouldn't touch his collectable LOTR ones though!:)
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2005 01:15:24 PM »

I got the directions for these boxes from Joyful Origami, by Tomoko Fuse.  She's got other books too.  I found it in the library.  The instructions are illustrated and the boxes are pretty easy to make after you figure it out the first time.  I found I had to sort of jiggle the pieces a bit in order to get them to slide into place.
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2005 01:22:12 PM »

Those are really cool.  I haven't done much origami since japanese class in elementray school, but Ill have to try these.  Thanks for the book referance!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2005 02:52:32 PM »

Most excellent!  I got into origami when I worked at an art store (ahhh -- the employee discount!), but now that I do not, living with the full cost of the paper has been a bummer -- especially when trying something new that I know I'll screw-up at least twice.

Thanks for the idea!

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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2005 09:43:18 PM »

I love Tomoko Fuse's origami boxes, but origami paper's kind of expensive.   

Here is a great link for FREE origami paper! All you need is a color printer and you can print out origami paper to your heart's content


I believe you need adobe acrobat to open the files, but they are presized to 6 inches square and oh so convenient when you are without origami paper. My fiance also does origami with the paper placemats when we go to restaurants like Bob Evans and Steak n Shake--they work great and the servers really enjoy it
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2005 03:39:56 AM »

Here you go:
You need to copy and paste the UBB Code that is under your picture.

Very nice job, I would have never taught of using magazine paper.
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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2005 04:26:22 PM »

those are so cute  Kiss! lucid501? That website (http://www.thekhans.me.uk/origami/paper.php) was great thanks! also to ilovepaper... whats a usb code...

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