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Origami Wreath

I was blog hopping the other day (yup, I’m a rabbit) and saw some really neat tutorials for Origami projects. One that really struck me was a tutorial for an Origami Wreath. I just happened to have a bunch of Christmas themed 12″ x 12″ paper laying around and I thought I would try to make a wreath with my oldest boy. I had to play around quite a bit because the tutorial was in Japanese (I think) and the measurements were in metric, but I think you could say our wreath was a success! (He…OK, I, didn’t want to stop making them!)

origami wreath

Here is what you will need to make an Origami Wreath of your own:

  • 12 sheets of colorful paper (pattern and print of your choice)
  • a ruler

Origami wreath

1. Carefully mark each sheet of paper on the back side. One line should run horizontal 5 inches from the bottom of the paper, 2 other lines should run vertical about 5.4 inches from each side. Like so…

Origami wreath

2. Fold two of the corners down to the lines as demonstrated in the photo.

origami wreath

3. Fold the bottom up on the horizontal line.

origami wreath

4. Flip the paper over and fold the top corners inward.

origami wreath

5. Fold the bottom up to meet the bottom of the folded corners.

origami wreath

6. Flip the paper over again and fold inward as shown below.

origami wreath

7. Repeat steps 1-7 with the remainder of the 11 sheets of paper.

8. Once you have all 12 sheets of paper folded, insert them into each other.  After the last piece you will have a BEAUTIFUL wreath.

origami wreath

I used a dab of hot glue to add some extra strength to my Origami wreath as it is easy for the papers to slip apart. After I attached a little red ribbon to the back, I hung it on my front door.

origami wreath

Comments

  1. Very cute idea! I’m stopping by from the Tip Junkie party. I would love for you to check out my blog & link this up to My Favorite Things party! It’s going on all week,
    & be sure to check out my giveaway too!
    Thanks
    ~Iffy~

    http://www.stayathomenation.blogspot.com

  2. Oh, Lindsi, I love this!! I just found it and pinned it for next Christmas!

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