Party Origami - Review and Giveaway

Congratulations to Eileen Ng, winner of the giveaway!

I'm forever marveling at the many things that can be made with origami paper and especially admire projects that have a useful purpose.

If you're of the same mind and you like to host parties, I'm positive you'll appreciate Party Origami, a new title from Chronicle Books by Jessica Okui. You might recognize Jessica's name from her enjoyable blog Zakka Life where she shares crafting tutorials and entertaining ideas.


You'll find fourteen fun ways to incorporate origami decorations into your next celebration. These little bird place cards are pretty darn cute, as are the bow napkin rings, chopstick rests, irises, swizzle sticks, and sweet heart-shaped lollipop covers, just to name a few of the clever projects that range from ideal for beginners to those that will take a bit more practice.


Party Origami is not so much a true book as it is a compact portfolio containing exactly what you'll need to get started: the instruction booklet is accompanied by a 6 x 6 inch tear-off tablet of origami paper. The 75 patterned papers feature playful stripes, dots, arrows, candies, or cupcake sprinkles on one side, while the opposite side is a coordinated solid color.


Jessica has been paper folding since early childhood and with her background in graphic design, Chronicle found the ideal person to gather a great group of projects and illustrate the steps via diagrams and accompanying text.


As is true with the majority of craft books, while working on the projects you will most likely find yourself doing what I did to snap these photos - hold the envelope-style portfolio open with a bookend or two. 


Chronicle has offered to send a copy of Party Origami to one reader in the U.S.

Ann Martin
Ann Martin

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