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DIY: Origami Hair Pin

Getting bored with mass-produced accessories? Want to create something with minimal effort so people will think you’re awesome? Try this origami lotus hair pin — it’s easy, looks interesting and you can find most of the supplies around your dorm room.
















































What You’ll Need
Hair pin
Glue (the stronger, the better)
A piece of thin, square paper
A sealant, like ModPodge (optional)



To Make the Lotus






















Step 1: Fold the piece of paper along both diagonals, then horizontally and vertically.






















Step 2: Next, fold all four corners into the center.






















Step 3: Now, fold the four corners of the new square into the center.






















Step 4: Fold the new corners into the center again.






















Step 5: Flip the square over and fold the corners into the center.






















Step 6: Pull the flaps from the back around to the front, being careful not to let the paper tear.






















Step 7: Pull the corners from the back out, and your lotus is complete.

To Make the Pin






















Step 1: Glue the top of the pin to the bottom of the lotus. Make sure the pin is closed.

Step 2: If you are using a sealant to weatherproof your pin, cover the entire lotus and pin in a thin layer.
Step 3: Allow your hair pin to dry overnight. Wear it in your hair the next day and let the compliments flood in.

Once you’ve mastered the lotus, you can get creative and use other origami flowers. Find more easy origami instructions.

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