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Origami You Can Use book cover

Origami You Can Use

by Rick Beech

2009 by Dover Publications

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Skill Level Simple to intermediate
Clear diagrams? Yes
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Yes
Photos of completed models? Few photos on the cover
Is there indication to the model size resulting from size of starting paper? No
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Varies

There are 27 Origami Designs in Origami You Can Use:

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Drinking cup



Also in Beginning Origami by Vicente Palacios
Also in Classic Origami by Paul Jackson
Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in Easy Origami by John Montroll
Also in Essential Origami by Steve and Megumi Biddle
Also in Everything Origami by Matthew Gardiner
and in other sources...
Origami Drinking cup by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on
Dollar wallet

Objects - Wallets

Rick Beech10Rectangle - A size
Picture frame

Objects - Frames

Larry Hart11Rectangle - A size

Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
Also in Origami - 30 fold-by-fold projects by Paulo Mulatinho
Also in Origami - The Complete Guide to the Art of Paperfolding by Rick Beech
Also in Larry Hart Selected Works 71-91 by Larry Hart
Also in BOS Convention 2013 Spring

With optional portrait stand
Origami Picture frame by Larry Hart on
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Lighthouse bookmark


Traditional15Rectangle - 1X3
Gift bag

Boxes and Containers

Carmen Sprung19Square

Boxes and Containers

Rick Beech24Square
Tissue box

Boxes and Containers

Francis Ow28Square
Harlequin drinks coaster

Geometric and other shapes

Rikki Donachie34Square
4 units
Diamond heart name place holder


Martin Donachie-Woodrow36Square
Sailing boat menu holder

Vehicles - Boats


Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
Also in Easy Origami that Colors Life by Tomoko Fuse
Also in Mac Origami 61
Also in NOA Magazine 0 1974 Vol. 2
Also in Origami (Bolitho) by Mark Bolitho
Also in Origami 1-2-3 by David Petty
Also in Origami from Around the World by Vicente Palacios
and in other sources...

Adding an extra piece for menu
Origami Sailing boat menu holder by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on
Wine bottle bib

Objects - Useful

Rikki Donachie43Square

From a napkin
Butterfly napkn ring

Objects - Useful

Rikki Donachie45Rectangle - A size
With cuts
Curvy bowl

Boxes and Containers

David Mitchell52Square
Post it note arrow


Rick Beech57Rectangle

Sticky arrow
Business card holder

Objects - Wallets

Larry Hart59Rectangle - A size
Butterfly page corner


Gay Merrill Gross61Rectangle
CD wallet

Boxes and Containers

Rick Beech63Rectangle - A size
CD desk rack

Boxes and Containers

Rikki Donachie65Rectangle - A size
Desk tidy

Boxes and Containers

Rikki Donachie67Rectangle - A size
4 units
Map fold

Objects - Useful

Rikki Donachie72Square
Mini filing cabinet

Boxes and Containers

Rikki Donachie76Rectangle - A size
Seed packet

Boxes and Containers

Rikki Donachie79Square
Seedling pot

Boxes and Containers

Rikki Donachie81Square
Goblin mask

Imaginary beings

Rikki Donachie83Square

Also in BOS Magazine 243

Bird scarer
Origami Goblin mask by Rikki Donachie on
Folded by Rui Roda

Boxes and Containers

Sun visor

Clothes - Hats

Rick Beech91Square
Patent beer shade

Objects - Useful

Rikki Donachie92Rectangle