Christmas on a Shoestring: Frugal Origami Christmas Ornaments, Using Old Phonebooks (video) « Frugal Café Blog Zone

Christmas on a Shoestring: Frugal Origami Christmas Ornaments, Using Old Phonebooks (video)

Posted By on December 20, 2009

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One of the most popular sections of Frugal Café’s main website this past week is the post on making inexpensive origami and kirigami Christmas ornaments. One of so many frugal ways to be creative and save money during the Christmas season, as well as involving children in fun, thrift-minded craft projects.

Below are some frugal origami Christmas decoration videos, showing how to save money and reuse unwanted phone books using the ancient art of paper folding. How cool is that?

Origami and kirigami are low-cost creative arts & craft activities for homeschoolers, Girl or Boy Scouts, Sunday School classes, day care kids, or other youth groups, in addition to senior retirement groups and your own children or grandchildren. Using old phonebooks for origami is one idea I’ve not ever come across before.

Simply brilliant.

From the UK website Say No to Phonebooks:

192.com and the ‘Say No To Phonebooks’ campaign have teamed up with origami expert, Mark Bolitho, to provide three easy to follow guides that make use of those unwanted phonebooks by creating origami Christmas Tree, Star and Angel decorations.

Clever, creative, frugal… plus an eco-friendly way to use an old phonebook that would otherwise be tossed into a landfill. Reuse and recycle at no cost to you. For instructions to print out, click here.

Say No To Phonebooks — Origami Christmas Angel

 

Say No To Phonebooks — Origami Christmas Star

 

Say No To Phonebooks — Origami Christmas Tree

 

For more “cheap, but chic” Christmas decorating and gift-giving ideas, here are some Frugal Café main website links:

    • 12 Drummers Drumming: Gift Box Drums… Appeared in Martha Stewart Living, December 1999 / January 2000
    • Decorating: Displaying Christmas Cards… Appeared in Martha Stewart Living, December 1998 / January 1999
    • Easy, Elegant, & Cheap: Yum – Holiday Centerpiece of the Month… Appeared in Every Day with Rachael Ray, December 2006 / January 2007
    • Holiday Organizer and Inspiration Book… Appeared in Martha Stewart Living, December 1998 / January 1999
    • Christmas Baking-Pan Wall Sconces… Appeared in Martha Stewart Living, December 1999 / January 2000
    • Frugal, but Elegant Winter Still Life: Arrangement of the Month – Pine Arrangement… Appeared in Martha Stewart Living, December 1999 / January 2000

A few more creative, frugal Christmas ideas are at HappyBird’s Crafting Haven:

Frugal and Thoughtful Christmas Gift Ideas for Seniors

Frozen Cookie Dough Gift for Christmas

Vintage Christmas Magazine Ad, Moirs Chocolate, Maclean's, December 8, 1956 | Photo credit: jbcurio, Flickr, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vintage Christmas Magazine Ad, Moirs Chocolate, Maclean’s, December 8, 1956 | Photo credit: jbcurio, Flickr, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

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