Origami Flowers and Boxes


I was given copies of these Origami books to review.  Affiliate links to Amazon below.

Paper is a fun medium to work with.  I love the fact that it is a very inexpensive craft. Generally, I do paper quilling.  Some of my most popular paper projects on the Sitcom are my Quilled Monogram, Quilled Butterfly in a Jar, and Quilled Starry Night.  Unlike quilling which consists of paper coils, Origami is the art of folding paper to create unique shapes.

This week, I’m reviewing two great origami books, Origami Boxes Super Paper Pack and Origami Flowers Super Paper Pack by Maria Noble.  Both books have easy step by step photos, and each supplies you with a nice big stack of beautiful paper to work with!

origami flowers and boxes book

I used my books to create this pretty paper flower sculpture, sitting in it’s own paper folded box.  Yes, I know it is winter, but isn’t a pretty paper flower in the windowsill a nice distraction from the wintry weather?

origami flowers and boxes book

Love unique origami ideas?  Well these two books not only show you how to create beautiful floral masterpieces out of paper, but also supply the colorful paper to make them with!

origami flowers and boxes book

The Origami Flowers Super Paper Pack includes complete step-by-step instructions for tulips, lilies, roses, and other flowers, contained in a removable 32-page booklet.

The pack also includes 464 sheets of beautiful origami paper, printed on both sides, in nearly 40 different colors and patterns!

origami flowers and boxes book

I was immediately drawn to these pretty tulips.!

origami flowers and boxes book

The Origami Boxes Super Paper Pack features 10 box designs and over 200 pages of double-sided origami paper.  Perfect for thinking “outside the box” with your origami!

origami flowers and boxes book

This pack includes step-by-step instructions for 10 origami boxes of all shapes, some with lids and some self-closing, and 464 sheets of origami paper in more than 30 different colors and patterns, printed on both sides, and bound into the book for easy removal.

origami flowers and boxes book

I was perusing the Origami Boxes Super Paper Pack, when I found it…the project that needed to be made.

origami flowers and boxes book

After some thought, I finally chose the pretty paper that I wanted to work with and began the folding process to make my little box.

origami flowers and boxes book

Would you believe this little box is made from one sheet of origami paper?  No cutting.  Just fold away!  The instructions were easy to follow and I love the fact that I have so much paper to choose from!

origami flowers and boxes book

To fill it with flowers, I went back to the Origami Flower book and chose a pretty red paper.  Each flower takes just one sheet of paper to make.

origami flowers and boxes book

The instructions even included how to fold up green origami paper to create the leaves and stems!  My tiny little centerpiece came to life in no time!

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  • SARA December 29, 2015, 4:27 pm

    I really enjoy reading your emails. I would really like to see creative new ideas or patterns to make as gifts for the holidays or birthdays. The more unique, the better i say. Keep up the goof job 🙂

  • Diane December 27, 2015, 11:29 pm

    I just joined and love this site. I would really like to see some more no sew quilting projects. I am going to try a few of these projects I saw on the site. Hope 2016 is a great year!

  • Anonymous December 27, 2015, 11:27 pm

    I just joined and love this site. I would really like to see some more no sew quilting projects. I am going to try a few of these projects I saw on the site. Hope 2016 is a great year!

  • Ruby Sterling December 27, 2015, 10:42 pm

    I just signed up, and already love what I see! Would love some tips on wine bottle crafts, and burlap tips- seems to unravel too much. Thanks and be blessed!

  • Pamela December 26, 2015, 8:55 pm

    I love the sitcom and I love the traveling sitcom even more. Hubby and I are seriously considering the RV lifestyle while we are still young enough to enjoy.

    I would like to see more crafts using natural and found materials. Such as pine cones, seashells, and found or repurposed materials. And projects to do with the g-kids would be much appreciated.

  • Susan Mara December 26, 2015, 11:28 am

    I love all your projects but I would love to see more ideas for quilling. Love Origami projects!

  • Marlene December 25, 2015, 5:30 pm

    I would love to see more repurposing projects. Thank you for this great giveaway.

  • Jackie December 25, 2015, 10:09 am

    I like upcycle/recycle and paper crafts.

  • Deb E December 25, 2015, 1:41 am

    I like upcycled/recycled craft projects, holiday craft projects, paper crafts, and kid’s crafts. If it’s short and sweet, all the better since I don’t have time for more involved projects. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  • Deborah December 23, 2015, 5:27 pm

    Great blog! I would love to see some simple but interesting things to with polymer clay, how to blend, make beads or small flowers, etc,. I would also like to see more stuff to do with modge podge. And this is a given (?) . . . how to use fabric for origami, that would certainly open up lots of possibilities. Have a great Christmas and a happy New Year

  • Lynda December 23, 2015, 4:30 pm

    Well, let’s see. I love all kinds of crafty things so it’s hard to choose but I would
    LOVE to see some tutorials on how to paint with acrylics. I’m good at painting 3D objects but when it comes to painting on a canvas I’m not too good. I don’t know where to put the shadows or highlights just to name a couple.

  • Evelene sterling December 23, 2015, 10:37 am

    I would love to see more paper crafts

  • Gwen December 23, 2015, 10:19 am

    I enjoy all your projects! I teach art to teens and adults that have developmental disabilities and we always work on our abilities of what we can do and your crafts have been a great help very age appropriate and easy to follow directions all the participants have been very successful and proud of there accomplishments with your help. we would some new recycled projects – reduce, reuse, repurpose.

  • Kimberly Huhn December 23, 2015, 9:20 am

    How many different things can you do with a paper plate(s)?

  • Heather C December 23, 2015, 7:58 am

    Mixed media, I don’t know where to start, but I want to do. Merry Christmas

  • Kimberly R December 23, 2015, 6:47 am

    I love your projects. I am definitely a fan of quilling and I love watercolour painting so projects and tips would be great.

  • Donna White December 23, 2015, 6:43 am

    I always find the engineering of the craft the hardest. Could you do a few posts specific to glues, paints etc. I really want to do the alcohol paint projects, but trying to buy the right paint when you get to the store is a pain! Maybe a list or suggestions on what tools and supplies you keep on hand and organization ideas. Love your email and travel blog!

  • KaySue December 23, 2015, 6:28 am

    I’d like to see paper projects. I enjoy quilling and am interested in origami.

  • Pamela December 22, 2015, 11:59 pm

    I would love to see more quilling projects. I have never done it but what i have seen is gorgeous. Maybe some beginner projects. Also, some else mentioned guord carving, i would like to find out more about that along with making bird houses and painting them. Thanks for all you do!

  • JaanL December 22, 2015, 11:32 pm

    Thank you for all the wonderful posts this year. You always surprise me with something new. So I’m wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  • Ingrid December 22, 2015, 10:05 pm

    Thanks for all your ingenious ideas. I have been a fan of yours for years and hope to be for more to come. Any ideas you come up with would be great. Here’s one for you, carving gourds? May you and yours have a Blessed Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. 🙂

  • Bernice Pierre December 22, 2015, 9:54 pm

    I would love to see some more mixed media craft projects! I used to do origami as a young person! Life got in the way but I would love to pick it up again!

  • Mary Jean December 22, 2015, 8:21 pm

    I would love to learn origami, I make crafts to raise money for the Pharmgirls Alzheimer’s Walk Team, so make crafts all year long. Any new ideas would be most helpful.

  • James Tanis December 22, 2015, 8:19 pm

    I have enjoyed your sense of humor as much as anything on this blog! 🙂 As far as projects, I would enjoy more of your “wood-based” projects. Also, is it possible to have your patterns provided at full scale? Sometimes it’s a bit of a challenge to make them larger. You really are amazing and I appreciate your dedication to helping all of us “simple Simons” look like we know what we are doing! :-p
    Thank you–James Tanis

  • DiEtta December 22, 2015, 7:52 pm

    Love your blog so so much. I became familiar with it when I saw your Butterfly Origami in the Jar. I emailed you for some help with it. You were so nice and answer me right away. I have so enjoyed each and every email I have gotten from you. Thanks Suzy for sharing your time with each and everyone one of us!!! Looking forward to 2016 and what you will bring to us. Big hugs……🙋💋

  • Sue December 22, 2015, 7:52 pm

    I like your repurposing/found object crafts and also would like more ideas for mod podge
    and paper crafts.

  • Mary reuben December 22, 2015, 7:42 pm

    I would love to see some piñatas made.

  • Jackie Russell December 22, 2015, 7:38 pm

    We have a wide age range from 5 to 51 and have loved everything we have tried from your blog. I would like to see some of the old crafts like I used to make with my grandmother.

  • Anne December 22, 2015, 7:35 pm

    Just lots of mixed craft as l love your ideas they are the best

  • lacyquilter December 22, 2015, 7:29 pm

    More origami, more quilting, more recycling. I love your blog.

  • Deidra December 22, 2015, 7:20 pm

    I have only been following your blog for about six months. I am always surprised by the variety of topics for your posts. I enjoy reading your narratives. Maybe you could “revive\update\refresh” some of your older posts with a “2016 twist”. I am always on the lookout for ways to upcycle tin cans and glass jars – transforming them from food containers to decorative pieces or decorated storage\organization units. May you and your husband enjoy a festive and safe holiday season.

  • Amanda December 22, 2015, 7:14 pm

    I just started getting your email, I am amazed by the craft projects on your site.I would like to do crochet, I am a visual learner and I really like that you have tutorial.

  • Jewel December 22, 2015, 7:11 pm

    Your quilled project are spectacular. I would love to see more of them. And upcycling is always fun.

  • Gwen December 22, 2015, 6:57 pm

    I love your blog, I think you shouldn’t change a thing, the randomness is great. Although, I have taken up sewing, and am looking for crafty things to sew. With three small house dogs, I have already made a couple of dog beds. That is how I found you. I plan on doing you batik with crayons, as soon at the holidays are over. It’s a hard decision between the boxes or the flowers. The box origami would win out though.

  • cheryl thomas December 22, 2015, 6:57 pm

    More quilling ideas, maybe ornaments or easy quilled earrings

  • Bunni December 22, 2015, 6:20 pm

    I lwould ike items made from other items , repurposing

  • Pammie December 22, 2015, 6:17 pm

    I like your metal embossing and piercing projects and would like to see more of them.

  • Sandy Dittmer December 22, 2015, 6:06 pm

    I love your emails. I have already made quite a few of your projects although I haven’t been receiving your mail until recently. I do two crafts that I love and perhaps you are familiar with one or both. If so it would be wonderful to see some ideas or patterns from you. The projects are Japanese Temari and also Shuttle tatting. You are so creative I love it! Thank you

  • Jeannie December 22, 2015, 6:04 pm

    Love the tulips!
    Loved the stained glass peacock. (That’s how I found you from pinterest.)
    Modge Podge projects would be great to see.
    Thanks for sharing your craftiness!

  • Nancy Thatcher December 22, 2015, 5:58 pm

    I have only recently begun to receive your emails so I have not had a chance to have a favorite as yet. I am just enjoying looking at all the things you have on here! I do enjoy working with paper and would love to win these books. I do a lot of scrapbooking, card making and stamping. I just got the new CricutExplore Air Gold for CHRISTmas so I will be playing with it for a while. Thank you for the opportunity to win these books.

  • Victoria December 22, 2015, 5:55 pm

    Looks like a great project!

  • Cheryl December 22, 2015, 5:55 pm

    Hi Suzy,

    I would like to see more recipes for home made craft products. Example- bread dough clay, stained glass paint. I particularly would like to know how to make home made antiquing gel. I need gold and can no longer find the product I have used before. The origami looks like fun too. Just today I could have used the box pictured. Thanks and best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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