The Little Paper Dragonfly

First of all I have to apologies for the radio silence over here again this past fortnight. We had a bit of a family emergency but things seem to be settling now, so hopefully the rest of March will go a bit more smoothly! It feels like it has been an age since I’ve sat down to make anything, and after what has been a hectic couple of weeks, I really wanted to spend some time having a go at an origami pattern I hadn’t tried before. With spring just around the corner now it seemed only fair to try out a dragonfly for once!


I followed the amazing Leyla Torres’ tutorial over on Origami Spirit for this one, and I love the way this little one turned out. I decided to use some paper I’d saved from a couple of old travel magazines to give this dragonfly some texture and pattern. Originally this had a stunning photo of cherry blossoms in Japan and I thought it would go perfectly with the springtime theme I was going for!


This was one of the more tricky and time consuming patterns for me, but I’d been wanting to try a slightly more tricky pattern for a while so I’m glad I stuck with it, and now I’ve got my eyes on some more that take a little bit longer to do too – I just find it incredibly calming.


Hope you’ve all been well and that your week is off to a good start, and if you want to try creating one of these yourself make sure to head over to Origami Spirit for the tutorial and hopefully spring won’t be too far off!






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