Cherry Blossom Keepsake Box

by Jessica Hathaway
(Port Saint Lucie, FL - USA)




A few years ago, my husband and I decided to move to another state, Kentucky to Florida to be exact. He sent resumes out for months, got a few hits and eventually got "the one". We weren't familiar with the area and it was difficult to house shop from Kentucky, so he went to Florida before me to begin his new job and find a house for us. He left before Thanksgiving. I didn't see him again until the last week of January. I spent week after week, and 3 consecutive holidays, packing and cleaning and continuing to work, but I was so alone. I learned some basic origami earlier that year, so I turned to that to fill my time. I found the cherry blossom to be the most interesting,and challenging at first, because its comprised of a one inch square of paper. Once I'd gotten the hang of it, I continued, eventually making a hundred and fifty of them out of pastel pink squares with yellow rafia centers. The question after that was: What do I do with all of these flowers?! I created two pieces that I am very proud of. One I gave my grandmother as a Mother's Day gift that following spring. The other has become one of my favorites :) Its an oriental themed keepsake box, made of paper mache, covered in oriental themed scrapbook paper, lined with pastel pink satin, trimmed with pastel pink satin ribbon, and topped with origami cherry blossoms in that same pink. I continue to create some pretty awesome keepsake boxes and origami is such an inspiration. Thanks for listening.

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Nov 06, 2012
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la mejor caja
by: Anonymous

la mejor caja

Oct 20, 2012
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love origami..
by: bhuvi

hi.. its so cute..... now only i am practicing basic foldings of origami... very soon i will try this and will present to my hus...

Jul 28, 2012
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Link to cherry blossoms
by: Jessy

http://theflirtyguide.com/tfg_everyday/3_origami_cherry_blossoms.html

May 09, 2012
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Amazing
by: Anonymous

That is the best origami ever!! Could you make me one just kidding!!!! That is amazing you could start a buisness and make more than $$$ Great Work and thank you for sharing!!!

Mar 07, 2012
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Awesome!!
by: Breanna

This is SO cool!! I love it and You did a great job! Anyway, cool...chow! Lol ;)

Feb 15, 2012
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Where did you learn that?
by: Devoney

Hi, I was just wondering if maybe there is a website or pdf file that I could download on how to make the little cherry blossoms? They look so cute and so detailed - I MUST find out how to make them! :)

Jan 04, 2012
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love it
by: Anonymous

how did you make it

Dec 09, 2011
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WOW
by: Anonymous

That is amazing!!!

Nov 19, 2011
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AWW
by: Anonymous

awwww so cute. i would love to give that to someone!

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