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From The Origami Garden © 2015 by Ioana Stoian and reprinted by permission of St. Martin’s Griffin.

Title: The Origami Garden
Published By: St. Martin’s Griffin © 2015
ISBN: 978-1-250-06877-4
Author: Ioana Stoian

My friend Andrea introduced my to origami a few years ago. It is a very fun hobby and you can make so many interesting projects!

The Origami Garden includes a variety of projects for different skill levels, all based on a common theme. Your book also comes with 20-sheets of origami paper to make your own origami garden.

Pretty and fun projects – in a beautifully organized and colorful book. The instructions include the following projects:

  • Little Bird’s Egg
  • Bird’s Nest
  • Fall Leaf
  • Decorative Leaf
  • Slow Snail
  • Jumping Frog
  • Little Ladybug
  • Greedy Caterpillar
  • Striking Butterfly
  • Busy Bee
  • Tasty Mushroom
  • Early Crocus
  • Crocus Leaf
  • Spring Tulip
  • Tulip Stem
  • Stylized Carnation
  • Carnation Stem
  • Pretty Flower
  • Dainty Bellflower
  • Fragrant Lily
  • Flower in Full Bloom
  • Proud Crow
  • Hungry Pigeon
  • Jenny Wren
  • Night Owls
  • Perching Branch
  • Pair of Pants
  • Simple Underpants
  • Short-sleeved Shirt
  • Smart Socks
  • Summer Dress
  • Spinning Pinwheel
  • Mini Watering Can
  • Miniature Trowel
  • Practical Pot
  • Useful Basket
  • Flower Box
  • Sitting Dog
  • Pet Cat
  • Friendly Bunny
  • Acrobatic Squirrel

The projects fit into 4 specific mini-themes:

  • Washing Day
  • A Sunny Afternoon
  • By the Pond
  • In the Garden

The Symbols used are also explained with diagrams to make the instructions easy to follow.

The Origami Garden is an excellent book for anyone interested in learning how to make pretty and fun origami projects with the added bonus of receiving the paper needed to make them!

If you would like to purchase your own copy of The Origami Garden, it is available on Amazon.

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A special thanks to St. Martin’s Griffin for providing me with a review copy of this book! Images from The Origami Garden © 2015 by Ioana Stoian and reprinted by permission of St. Martin’s Griffin.

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4 Comments

  1. Have never done Origami…but my daughter has. Beautifl things & know she would love this book! 🙂

  2. If I wasn’t so busy crocheting, I think Origami would be my second craft of choice! I need to do a bit of it – so beautiful! Thanks for the review.

  3. Folding paper is so relaxing. I took an origami class when I was a kid and I have enjoyed it ever since! And now I love doing it with my kids. This looks like a fun book!