Origami butterfly garland

One of the great pleasures of striving to adhere to the basic design rule ‘Keep It Simple, Stupid’ are those moments when the results look so perfect.  If I’d used origami paper to create the butterflies in this garland, it would look too fussy – I used a block of coloured paper that would typically be kept next to a telephone instead.

We had several butterfly garlands hanging from the roof beams in the studio but those visitors that bought them planned to use them in a variety of ways: hanging in a greenhouse to add colour in seasons when there would be little colour; to hang from a lightshade in a child’s newly-decorated bedroom; to add to other garlands already hanging in the lounge, some of them made from seashells…

I’ve included the pattern (following), so you can make one like this too.  I bought my block of notepaper from Paperchase for less than £5 and I reckon there’s enough paper in that to make 50 garlands.  Enjoy.

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