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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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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 Ten and a Locking Pocket

This is the first paper project for the 2019 Advent Calendar that doesn’t start with a square piece of paper. It begins with a rectangle, but ends up as a square.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2019: Day Seven and a Little Star Book

Today’s post re-visits a post from May of last year. It seemed fitting to include it in this year’s Advent calendar since it starts with squares, is square when closed, and can be used as a Christmas ornament.

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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 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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Cover for A Clear Midnight

Last week’s post contained the instructions for making A Clear Midnight, and a link to a printable pdf of the parts. This week you can make a cover for the book.

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A Clear Midnight

It is once again time to offer a DIY artist’s book in celebration of the anniversary of this blog: four years this coming Saturday. Since July 7 is also the beginning of Tanabata celebrations in Japan, the book is star-themed. … Continue reading

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