Since my boyfriend is a beast at origami, I decided to begin learning how to make some! Which is great timing, too, since my floor’s new door decorations are due this weekend. ; ) At first, I really wanted to make every suite an adorable Japanese yukata-wearing paper doll like this:
That was the plan, until I realized that they would definitely be too time-consuming and detailed. I might make a simpler version next month, though! I ultimately decided on making sailboats after finding this tutorial floating around the internet, mostly because it looked cute and easy to make! (click to enlarge)
So I headed over to Michael’s (the craft store, not the boyfriend) yesterday to buy some origami paper! Unfortunately, I completely forgot about the 40% off coupon I had. :'( The paper was pretty cheap, though. I bought a pack of 100 solid colored sheets for only $4.99! In Flushing, they run for about $4 for a pack of 24. Of course, those papers are higher quality, but I was going more for quantity since I had to make one for all 39 of my residents.
For the past couple of weeks, many of my old cupcake decorations have been getting torn down by someone. =/ Hopefully, my residents will appreciate all the fun and creative things I do for them and leave these untouched!
For those of you interested in the modular origami that my boyfriend Michael makes, here’s one of the photos that he uploaded onto Facebook: