Making origami boxes that work for ornaments and gift wrapping. Learn how to make your own.
I enjoy Origami and when I saw this box form, I thought, “this would make a great ornament.” As I was making them, I then realized they could also double as wrapping for a gift because they can be opened up. What an excellent idea to hang little gifts on the tree or make a lot of them for an Advent!
This post is a part of the Creative Craft Bloggers Group monthly craft challenge. For the month of December, we were challenged to make ornaments. At the bottom of this post, you can see all the entries and links to their tutorials.
You will need six squares of paper. I used 6″x6″.
Using one piece, fold it in half and then open it back up.
Fold each side into the centerfold.
Turn the paper over.
Diagram 1, fold C to F
Diagram 1, fold B to E
Diagram 2, fold D to E.
Diagram 2, fold A to F.
Make six. See the following video for an example of the folding and then how the pieces fit together.
How fun to make your own Christmas ornaments? Make this 3D box ornament with a free SVG file.
I love the look of a decorated Christmas Tree. This year, my youngest daughter asked if we could make a lot of homemade ornaments for the tree and string popcorn. This ornament has the look of a quilt. I wanted to design an ornament that you could see into the middle and have it look different. To achieve this look, you will use scrapbooking paper that is two sided.
personal cutting machine
free svg file
Square stitch Glue Dots
Using your personal cutting machine, set all red lines to fold and black lines to cut. Cut two of this design to create an ornament. [SVG file]
Cut out two of the designed SVG file on your personal cutting machine using paper that is different on front and back.
Fold in all the triangle shapes on each piece. If you want you can use one Square per fold to hold the triangles down or leave them so they add an additional dimension.
triangles glued down
Fold all the long folds.
Attach the one flap that will make the piece 3D.
Now join the two pieces together using the flaps and Glue Dots.
Cut a length of the twine, fold it in half and tie a knot. Place a Glue Dot on each side of the knot and hid it in the corner of the ornament.
This post is a part of the December Christmas Craft Challenge with the Creatively Crafty Blog Group. Please take a moment to visit all the other wonderful craft projects.