Netflix origami

I have the simplest, lowest level of Netflix service: 2 DVDs per month, 1 out at a time. Even so, I can barely keep up with that rate of consumption, since I find so little time for movie watching! And even at just two DVDs per month, I feel a little sadness about waste every time I tear off the paper flap on the new DVD’s envelope and drop it in my recycling bin.

But no more! The folks at Netflix Origami have a bunch of origami designs specially adapted for use with the non-square Netflix flap. For example, there is the Elegant Swan. After following their very clear instructions, and step-by-step photos, I obtained this:

Netflix Swan

Netflix menagerie, here I come! Slowly!

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  1. Susan said,

    June 16, 2010 at 9:22 am

    (Learned something new!)

    Ha! That’s great!

    We have a 3-disk subscription, which we use primarily for TV shows. We seem to be far more comfortable dumping ~45mins into watching TV at a shot than ~2hours.

  2. Scott said,

    June 16, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    (Learned something new!)

    I challenge you to make each new creation appropriate to the DVD that spawned it. For instance, swans would be perfect for any John Woo movie. For that Jane Austen movie, how about an origami parasol (, that is, unless it’s the movie version of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, in which case you’ll probably want an origami shotgun (

  3. What I Learned Today » Blog Archive » Netflix origami: MirrorMask said,

    June 26, 2010 at 11:44 am

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