Christmas for me is a time to chill with family, to know the world is slowing down just for a few days and for putting together thoughtful and simple gifts for family and friends. Christmas is a quiet affair here. Best of all is the wrapping where I can use my yarn but not necessarily IN the gift...on the outside is better!
I make Christmas cards each year and sometimes the old favourites beg to be made again. Enter the origami Christmas tree.
For my friends, I try to make gifts each year
a handmade present. I sometimes make myself a gift too. :-)
I thought I would make a tutorial on the
beloved Origami Christmas tree. No, it doesn't use yarn but I often send yarny things inside the wrapping that has this tree attached!
** There is a video of the steps
at the end.
Origami Christmas Tree Tutorial
Get together some wrapping paper, coloured paper of your choice, a three-fold card, a star sticker or a star punch, stamping pad, Christmas stamp ( or do your own calligraphy) a cutting blade and self healing mat and some glue.
Cut out your paper for the origami folds as follows:
2 @ 9cm square
2 @7 cm square
2 @ 5cm square
2 @ 4 cm square
Make these folds on every square. (photo ii)
Use this guide for the folds, Please note: every fold should be a VALLEY fold. ( My apologies for the previous post. The wrong photo was attached.)
You should end up with this shape.
Now fold each corner to the middle (photo iv & v)
|Photo iv - bring the corner to the centre|
|photo v - repeat for other side. place a little glue inside these two flaps only to secure them to the larger triangle..|
|They should look like this|
Now, go watch the video made in Flipagram to complete the process!
**PLEASE NOTE: the diagram in the video for folding is wrong. All folds should be VALLEY FOLDS AS SHOWN ABOVE IN THE BLOG. :-(
Pause and play as you wish and send me images of your trees to firstname.lastname@example.org
or tag me #wildaboutyarn on Instagram with your photos.
( sorry I don't have Facebook)
Happy merry making!