The Kirigami Project - Week Two - Lucky Horseshoes

When you think about good lucky charms, what comes to mind? Though I've never been particularly horse-y (horses belonging to that grouping of animals that, while charming from afar, leave me rather breathless and wheezy up close. Darn allergies!), I've always been rather smitten with the lucky horseshoes. So, what better than to choose as a lucky symbol to start off 2014, year of the horse!

After folding & cutting this design, you can add the nail holes with a small hole punch as I did, or skip this step altogether. Simply unfold almost all the way, leaving papercut folded in half, then punch 3 equally spaced holes on each of the three straightaways as seen in the image above.
Once unfolded fully,  the final result is a simple flower shape with rounded petals and a scalloped centre.

To create your own Lucky Horseshoes kirigami, use the 6-Point Folding Pattern and the design below.

Happy crafting!

The Kirigami Project is a collaborative creative project from Marisa Edghill of Omiyage and Geri Jewitt of The Languid Lion. Marisa creates the kirigami designs and Geri whips them into template shape! Each week in 2014, we will bring you a new kirigami design to fold and cut - simply print the traceable template to get started now.