Don’t tell Alexandre Dumas. I used the pages from my paperback edition of The Count of Monte Cristo
for some things I wanted to make out of origami. (Read, reuse, recycle, right?)
First, I tore out the pages:
Then, I cut them into 4cm by 8 cm rectangles:
to make little dog-eared pieces like this:
By inserting one into the other, all eight together make a wreath like this:
which I plan on hanging from real pine branches (thank you, storms from the Springtime) in my classroom with these:
Aren’t they intriguing when piled on top of each other?
I can only imagine them suspended from a green silk ribbon, gently swaying above our desks…It’s projects like this which make me excited to go back to school. As if I was eight years old myself.
(If you want to make the wreath, I found the directions here. As to the stars, they’re in one of my origami books.)