Category Archives: paper crafts

Printable: Origami Frankenstein Doll

Printable Frankenstein Origami DollToday’s printable is an origami Frankenstein.  And for the Mary Shelley fans, today’s printable is an origami Adam.  This Frankenstein monster was created to fold up the same way as the origami kokeshi doll.  This doll can stand on its own and be used for a decoration, bookmark, etc.

Printable Frankenstein Origami Doll 2Click here for the origami Frankenstein printable.

Kokeshi doll origami instructions

Frankenstein Origami Directions

1.  Start with print side facing down.

2.  Fold edges to the center of the paper. Flip paper over.

3.  Using the bottom of the white rectangle as a guide, fold the paper down (refer to fig. 3).

4.  Your paper should look something like fig. 4.  Fold the paper up using the bottom of the white rectangle as your guide.

5.  You should now be able to see just the face and body (no white).  Refer to fig 5.  Flip paper over.

6.  Fold flaps in and unfold.  Refer to fig 6.

7.  Begin to fold flap over to the right.  Refer to fig 7.

8.  Continue to fold until the flap meets at the center.  Refer to fig 8.

9.  Your paper should now look like fig 9.

10.  Repeat on right side.  Refer to fig 10.

11.  Skip step 11

12.  Fold left and right sides in.  Refer to fig 12.

13.  The back of your doll should look like fig 13 minus the corners folded in from step 11.  Flip the image over and you’re done.

Curious, what do you refer to the monster as: Frankenstein, Adam, or Frankenstein’s monster?

Craft: Vintage Halloween Votive

DIY Halloween VotivesHere’s a craft project I created and published back in 2012.  I don’t have a witty introduction for it.  Simply, here’s the tutorial:


Glass candle votive



Vintage clip art – The images that work out the best have a good amount of white space in them.  The clip art I used came from The Graphics Fairy blog. Here are the links for the Raven, Owl and Girl witch.

Standard printer paper

Electric tea light


1.  Print images on paper.  You might need to adjust the size of an image depending on the size of your glass votive.

2. Cut image out and wrap around glass votive.  Tape paper together in the back.

3.  Add a tea light.

DIY Halloween Votives 2

Printable: Ginkgo Leaf Origami Paper

Printable Ginkgo Leaf Origami PaperOne thing I miss about Connecticut in the fall are the vibrant colored leaves. Now I’m surrounded by California brown.  There are some trees here that have color but it’s nothing like the trees on the east coast. So today, I’m bringing a little fall my way and yours with this ginkgo leaf origami print.  If you’re not into origami, consider using this paper for scrapbooking or cards.

Click here for the Ginkgo Leaf Origami Paper.

Printable: Vespa Scooter Origami Paper

origami pencil boxRaise of hands, who likes vintage Vespa scooters?  I personally have always found them charming. Perhaps it’s because I associate them with Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday.  So when Dessy recommended a Vespa for an origami paper print, I was on board.

origami pencil box with vespa printSince the Vespa print is larger than usual, I made the origami paper larger.  The printable paper is 7in-by-7in.  I also made it this size so it would be easy to fold into a pencil case.  The pencil case origami instructions I used required the paper to be folded into 7 equal sections.  That said, the paper is still too tiny to make a functional pencil case.  However, it does make a cute case to fit little trinkets.

Click here for the origami pencil case instruction video.

vespa origami paper printableClick here for the Vespa Origami Paper Printable.

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