I have a difficult relationship with crafting. Not because I don’t like it. I like it quite a bit, actually. Especially anything to do with paper. Paper crafts have, on occasion, made me giddy. I used to make some very pretty things out of paper.
No, I have a difficult relationship with crafting for reasons I can’t even define.
Maybe it’s a right-brain-shift kind of thing. Maybe I’m so used to being in my head, trying to piece together stories, that my hands are beginning to forget how much fun it is to make things. Or maybe, being a mom of eight, I’ve made too many things—simple, kid-type things—and I don’t know how to apply crafting to being a grown-up, even though my kids have figured it out and make some very beautiful things themselves.
So, as an experiment on my own psyche, I’ve decided to, on occasion, try out a small craft and post some pictures of it here.
Today’s craft is:
Origami Bookmark Corners!
It took a little bit to see where the instructions were going, but once I got my first one made, the others came together as if I’d always been folding them.
Decorating them, though…well, that didn’t turn out as well as I’d hoped. But there’s more to come, so I’m sure I’ll have plenty of practice.
Here’s the instructions I used: How to Make an Origami Bookmark Corner. And here are some pics of what I made using leftover paper from another project. (I couldn’t help myself. I dressed them up with some marker doodling. I swear, the next ones I make will look more grown-up and stylish.)
This is possibly the easiest craft I’ve ever done. If you’ve never tried origami before, I highly recommend starting with this.
What about you? What kind of crafts do you enjoy? Please let me know in the comments!