Making an Origami Lampshade with Origami-Est
I have had a treat this weekend – two and a half hours of folding paper with the lovely Est from Origami-Est. I went to one of her workshops at Southwood Living near Milton Keynes last year, and it was brilliant. We made origami fairy lights and I was so happy with how they turned out. So when I noticed there were more workshops on offer, my sister and I booked straight on.
Making an Origami Lampshade
This time, we each made a mini origami lampshade, which was a bit more challenging than the fairy lights. We just needed some pieces of paper and a ruler to start off with. It took me ages to choose my paper, but I went for a navy blue with a pink paint splatter effect.
I went a bit wrong, and Est had to help me, a moment my sister Debbie caught on camera!
I kept getting carried away talking to Est and the other lovely ladies in the class. You really need to pay attention, otherwise it goes a bit wrong. Luckily the extra folds I put in didn’t show up, phew! I’m really pleased with how it turned out.
I had planned to pop it on a wall light in our hall, but it’s actually a bit too small.
So I decided to pop it on our mantlepiece and fill it with fairy lights.
I have bought a kit to make a matching large lampshade, which I am excited to make. I think they will go in our bedroom eventually.
Set took a time-lapse video of us folding our lampshades and it turned out really well.
How to Make Your Own Origami
Have you ever tried Origami? I think it’s really fun and great for stress release as you really have to concentrate!