Things are looking a little fishy around here. Today I have another standout design I think you’ll really enjoy! Use these elegant die cut koi fish to amp up your next crafty project.
I absolutely love koi fish! They are so beautiful and diverse; and, like a lot of people, I have plenty of fond memories of feeding them. There are a variety of places I have fed koi fish, but my absolute favorite has to be the Byodo-In Temple in Hawaii.
Every time I visit Hawaii, I make a point to come to this beautiful place! When you’re there, you feel like you’ve been instantly transported to Japan—it’s amazing!
The last time we went was 2017 (we took both the boys when they were still in diapers—we were fearless). My oldest son had a blast exploring the grounds and, of course, feeding the koi fish.
Even though traveling to Hawaii isn’t in the cards right now, at least I can still create something beautiful that can bring those fond memories back!
Just for fun, here are a few facts about koi fish:
- They can live for a really long time! A koi named Hanako was the oldest koi in history, living from 1751 to 1977 (226 years old).
- Koi fish need shade and deep water because they can get sunburns.
- In Japan, koi fish are often passed down from generation to generation as a family heirloom.
- They are very smart, and can be trained to eat from the hand of their owner.
I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other awesome freebies available on my blog!
Enjoy making these die cut koi fish! I hope you have as much fun putting them together as I did. Be sure to share your results with me on Instagram!
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