Seven days of DIY Christmas decorations, with simple step-by-step tutorials.
Hey! You’ve made it to day 3 of Christmas craft week, go you!
If you haven’t seen the first two days, you can check them out at the bottom of this post.
Today we’re going to kick things up a notch with some origami. Oh yeah , bringing out the big guns now.
DIY Origami Star Garland
You will need:
- 10x sheets of square paper (I used 8″x 8″ 150gsm card stock)
- Craft knife (scissors would work ok too)
Be careful of the thickness of the paper you use, as any thicker than 150gsm will be difficult to fold. Ideally you would want 130gsm or less, to get the cleanest lines possible for your origami star.
I decided to make a video to show you how to fold an origami star, because I think it’s easier to learn these things by watching. It was filmed on my phone, so not the finest quality, but hopefully it will be helpful.
If you do get stuck at all, feel free to drop me a line.
1# Follow my video to see how make a pentagon from your sheet of paper and then how to fold the origami star. It might take a bit of practice, especially the tricky bit that I mention in the video (whilst simultaneously making it look really easy – sorry about that). But once you’ve made a couple you’ll be a pro, I promise.
2# Using a craft knife make a small cut in the fold of the point of each star.
3# Cut your string to the desired length and thread all of the stars on to the string, spacing evenly.
4# Hang using command hooks, so there’s no damage to the surface you’re hanging it on.
There you have it! Another simple Christmas Craft decoration that you can make in less than an hour.
I absolutely love origami, there is something so therapeutic about folding paper (such a craft nerd).
You can catch up on the rest of Craftmas here, if you haven’t already.
I think it would look really lovely in solid colours too, maybe classic gold or silver?
What colour are you decorating for Christmas this year? Do you change it up every year or stick to the same colours? Let me know in the comments below and see you tomorrow for more Craftmas!
Why not pin this for later?
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