DIY Inspiration: Kirigami and Monkiri

Today we're feeling inspired by kirigami or monkiri.  The art of paper cutting.

While monkiri is more focused on Japanese family crests...

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Kirigami might remind you of snowflakes you cut as a child.  But more intricately beautiful!

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Inspiring, yes? So, what are you waiting for?  Grab some paper and a sharp pair of scissors and get snipping!  (But be warned - this gets addictive!) We think origami paper is simply perfect for kirigami - check out our selection at

We'll be back tomorrow with our own kirigami and some ideas on how to put your new art to use!