The holidays may be synonymous with activities such as shopping, cooking, and festive entertainment, but it is also a time of year when many people like to show their crafty side. And why not? Shorter days mean more prime time at home making it easier to settle in and work on crafting projects. Plus, with so many seasonal and holiday themes and materials to choose from, the possibilities are endless. And, of course, when it comes to holiday gifts, decorations, and décor, homemade items are an affordable way to create sentimental value.
In the last few years, origami has been growing in popularity. This art form, with Japanese roots dating as far back as the 1600s, is said to have stress-relieving, meditative qualities similar to adult coloring books. It can also be an affordable hobby, with supplies ranging from plain white paper to premium origami paper, or even a crisp dollar bill.
We’ve gathered some sample ways that you can add origami to your holiday preparations. This versatile art can be used to create custom decorations, gift boxes and bows, and even a fun way to give money by folding bills into whimsical shapes. So, if you’re looking for a way to relieve holiday stress, exercise creativity, and make your holidays more festive, give some of these great projects a try: