Category Archives: DIY

The Frank Fold: a reduced version of Hedi Kyle’s Franklin Fold, with an optional cover

As promised last week, here is a slightly simplified version of Hedi Kyle’s Franklin Fold from The Art of the Fold by Hedi Kyle and Ulla Warchol. I call it the Frank Fold, since Frank is a slightly reduced version … Continue reading

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Boxing Day and an Index for the Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2019

Day One and How to Make a Square Piece of Paper Day Two and an Origami Bookmark Day Three and a Menko CD Case Day Four and Jam Tarts Day Five and a Modular Star/Wreath Day Six and a Modular … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2019: Day Twenty-four and Paper Crowns

If you have the kind of festive gathering at which people like to wear paper crowns, you might consider making your own.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2019: Day Twenty-three and Some Modular Stars

If you have both the time and the ambition, you might want to tackle today’s star. It is a cut-and-fold design inspired by the modular origami of Tomoko Fuse. The completed star measures about 23 cm/9 in high by 24 … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2019: Day Eighteen and an Origami Ornament

You can make one of these paper ornaments from a square of paper, a length of cotton cord, and some wooden beads from a dollar store. (The ornament on the left is sometimes referred to as a “German Bell”.)

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2019: Day Seventeen and Some Napkin Rings

(My apologies to those of you who were confused when this was posted briefly yesterday and then withdrawn. To the five people who read the post before it disappeared, I hope you didn’t miss yesterday’s post in all the muddle!) … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2019: Day Sixteen and some Luminaria

The winter solstice is fast approaching —December 21 at 10:19 p.m. where I live. (This website lets you check the exact time for your location.) If you are planning a celebration, you might want to make some luminaria. This waterlily … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2019: Day Fifteen and a Garland of Squares

I have made many two-part menko in the past year —probably a couple of thousand— and  have come up with a more efficient method of producing them. I am passing on what I have learned in case you wish to … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar: Day Fourteen and a Modular Book Cover

This is a re-post of something fairly recent (December 2018), but it fits this year’s theme. Besides, you may have missed it, or forgotten about it, and I am still recovering from the marathon of creating the post for Day … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2019: Day Twelve and a Modular Origami Wreath

I’ve done it again —invented something that already exists. In the case of the Shrigley binding, I invented something that had a previous inventor. This origami wreath, on the other hand, can be found in many places with both photo … Continue reading

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