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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 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 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 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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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2019: Day Eight and an Unusual Christmas Card

It’s not too late to mail Christmas cards to some destinations. If you like making your own cards, here’s one that’s a little different.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2019: Day Six and a Modular Box

This is a box built out of six two-part panels and twelve connecting units. Before you panic about making twenty-four parts to construct a simple cube, I would like to point out a couple of things.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2019: Day Five and a Modular Star/Wreath

This a Robin Star, version 2. It is made from eight folded and interlocked squares of paper. The structure was designed by Maria Sinayskaya and published on-line by her in December 2012.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2019: Day Three and a Menko CD Case

I have written about the one-sheet menko before. As well as being an interesting structure for a valentine greeting, or serving as the smallest compartment in a Zhen Xian Bao/Chinese Thread Book, it can be used as a CD case.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2019: Day Two and an Origami Bookmark

A book makes an excellent gift. If it is purchased rather than one you have created yourself, you can personalize it with an origami bookmark. The one below is made from wrapping paper and is suitably festive for the season.

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