25 Easy Origami Christmas Ornaments Perfect For Your Tree

The second list will be about origami Christmas ornaments you can make for your own Christmas tree or to give it as a gift. 

From when I started to fold I always said I will make my own Christmas ornaments, and have a tree decorated only with them. I did made some one year, but never have I ever had only my decorations in the tree. So this is the year I will do that. 

I will fold the models as well and post them on my Instagram. I just hope I have enough paper.

You can see the Origami Christmas Trees list here. 

And now, let’s start this list.

25 Origami Christmas Ornaments

01: Origami Diamond Ornament Folded by Atelier Fête Unique

origami christmas ornaments

For this model you will need 2 pieces of square paper, some string and needle and if you want some beads. 

02: Origami Diamond Ornament ver. 2 Folded by Jessica Jones

You will need 2 pieces of square paper, some thread and needle, some beads if you want and you will also need some glue.

03: The Spinner Made by Jan Halvarson

For this model you’ll need: 6 x 7.5 cm or 15 cm origami paper squares, some string and needle.

04: Origami Japanese Brocade Folded by Creative Company

To fold this amazing model, that I’m obsessed with, you will need 6 x 10 cm or 15 cm square paper. Some thread and needle as well if you want to be able to hand it.

05: Origami Ball Folded by Ludorn

The paper for this one should have the ratio of 1/3. For ex. half of an A5 paper.

06: Upside Down Origami Folded by Tina Taul

To make this one you will need one piece of square paper, some glue, string and needle.

07: Origami Omega Star Designed By Philip Shen and Folded by Paper Finger Cuts

If you want to make it, you will need 6 pieces of square paper, some thread and needle.

08: Two in One origami Stars Folded by Tina Taul

For this one you will need 6 pieces of square paper and the classic thread and needle.

09: Tissue Star Origami Folded by Lia Griffith

To make it, you will need some square paper and some scissors. 

10: Origami Stars Garland Folded by Pauline Molinari

To make one star you will need one strip of paper with a 1:13 ratio. To make the garland you will need as many stars as you like, some thread and needle.

11: Modular Origami Star Created and Folded by Paper Kawaii

In order to make it, you will need 5 sheets of square paper and some ribbon in order to hang it in your tree.

12: Origami Wreath Folded by Creative Company

You will need eight square pieces of paper and some ribbon. You can also use some glue, but it should stay as it is.

13: Christmas Card Ornament Folded by Cindy deRosier

The materials you will need are: 

  • Christmas card 
  • scissors or paper trimmer
  • craft glue
  • rubber band
  • yarn or ribbon

14: Bascetta Star Kusudama Created by Paolo Bascetta and Folded by Paper Finger Cuts

For this particular one you will need 30 pieces of square paper but there are other types of assembly with less or more pieces.

15: Origami Christmas Cracker Designed and  Folded by Paper Kawaii

To make this cute candy box ornament you will need 2 pieces of A4 paper or Letter paper.

16: Origami Ornament Folded by Naver Blog

For one of this, you need 12 pieces of paper

17: Fluffy Rose Designed by Natalia Romanenko and Folded by Natalie

I just love how this model is looking.To make it, you will need 12 units (pieces of paper) that have 3:5 ration (9 cm x 15 cm).

18: Bouganville Kusudama Created and Folded by Isa Klein

This is another one that I can’t wait to fold it. You will need 12 pieces of square paper in order to make it.

19: Talitha Star Designed by Maria Sinayskaya and Folded by Go Origami

For the one in the image you will need 30 pieces of square paper but there are other types of assembly with less or more pieces.

20: Juliette Designed by Natalia Romanenko and Folded by Natalie

This one will take some time, as it needs lots of modules. 30+20 (7.5 x 7.5 cm, 5 x 5 cm) to be more precise. But I do think it’s worth the time and effort.

21: The Megapolis Kusudama Designed by Valentina Minayeva and Folded by  Judith

This is a complex one. You will need  60 modules, which are folded from paper in the ratio of 3:4 for ex.  7.5 cm x 10 cm.

22: Origami Santa Claus Designed by Yukihiro Matsuno and Folded by iejhcho

This adorable Santa is made from one square paper. The paper should be double sided.

23: Paper Blow Box Lights Folded by Victoria

For one box you will need one square piece of paper. You will also need some simple, slim Christmas lights in order to make the full project.

24: Origami Christmas Lights Designed by Origami Spirit and Folded by LEYLA TORRES

For one single light, you will need a piece of paper at the ration of 1:3. It works best with double sided paper.

25: Origami Snowflake Folded by Alberta Leong

For one snowflake, you will need one piece of paper. It works best with thin paper, or tissue paper so it will have some transparency between the layers.

I hope you enjoyed this Origami Christmas Ornaments list and helped you decide what to fold and hang in your tree.

I really love all those models and cant wait to fold them myself. 

If you decide to fold them and post them on social media, don’t forget to mention the creator if you can. I did my best to find who designed them, not only who folded them.

I’m sure the artist would love to see his or her creation folded by you guys.

Have a magical Christmas!

Origami Christmas Ornaments

25 Easy Origami Christmas Tree List To Make Your Home Look Amazing

With Christmas just around the corner (well, a bit further away, but it’s better to start earlier than later) I prepared for you this amazing easy to follow set of lists, so you won’t lose yourself to the internet.

After all, what better way to spread your love than some DIY Christmas decorations? I’m sure the person You are going to give it to, will appreciate it a lot, knowing you took your time to make something special for him or her.

I will start with origami Christmas trees that you can either hang in your real tree or maybe make them as presents to your loved ones or simply admire. You can also make a really big one and put the Christmas presents under or on/in it.

Without furder chit chat here it is:

25 Origami Christmas Tree List

01: Origami Christmas Tree Created by origamispirit.com

diy christmas decorations

How to make it

 

02: Origami Paper Christmas Trees Folded by CRISTINA RICHES AKA BIRD

origami christmas tree

How to make it

 

03: Origami Christmas Tree Created by Mr. Nobuyoshi Enomoto

How to make it

 

04: Quick and Easy Origami Christmas Tree Folded by Origami Plus – Easy Origami Tutorials

How to make it

 

05: Origami 3D Tree Folded by AresMares by Gewre

How to make it

 

06: Origami Christmas Tree Created by Jo Nakashima

How to make it

 

07: Easy Paper Tree – Origami Christmas Tree Tutorial Created By Henry Phạm

How to make it

 

08: Origami Christmas Tree Box Created by Origami Spirit

How to make it

 

09: How to Make an Origami Christmas Tree folded by HobbyCraft

How to make it

 

10: Origami Christmas Tree Created by Paper Kawaii

How to make it

 

11: Origami Christmas trees Folded by Mindy.hu

How to make it

 

12: Paper Evergreens Created by Martha Stewart

How to make it

 

13: ORIGAMI CHRISTMAS TREE Created by Jenny W Chan

How to make it

 

14: How-To: Geometric Paper Christmas Tree Folded by Haley Pierson-Cox

How to make it

 

15: How to Fold a Christmas Money Tree Folded by M.E. Gray

How to make it

 

16: 3D Origami Christmas Tree Created by Татьяна Проснякова

How to make it

 

17: Christmas Origami Instructions: Fir Tree Created by Francesco Guarnieri

How to make it

 

18: Christmas Tree Origami Created by Yoshihide Momotani

How to make it

 

19: Origami Christmas Tree with Snow folded by  Origami Plus – Easy Origami Tutorials

How to make it

 

20: 3D Origami Christmas Tree Created by Ankhang Handmade

How to make it

 

21: Christmas Tree Corner Bookmarks Created by Andreja Vucajnk

How to make it

 

22: Diy Paper Christmas TreesCreated by Emma

How to make it

 

23: Accordion Paper Trees Created by Minted

How to make it

 

24: Easy Origami Christmas Tree Created by Paper Kawaii

How to make it

 

25: Origami Tree Folded by Wilma Strabello

How to make it

DIY 25 Origami Christmas Tree

How To Make Easy Origami Pumpkins

Halloween is not so far away, so I started working on my Halloween decorations. I just love to make them my own, it’s much easier to customize them like this, then buying them, and cheaper.

Without further ado, let’s see how to make those bad boys.

origami pumpkins

 

Origami Pumpkins Supply List:

For one pumpkin you will need 3 pieces of square paper and some glue. This pumpkin design was created by Paper Kawaii.

origami pumpkins

Step 1: Fold the paper in half. If your paper has different colors, the pumpkin color should be facing down.

Step 2: Fold the left and right edges into the center, creating a kite shape, as shown in the image below.

how to fold origami pumpkins

Step 3: Fold the top triangle down.

Step 4: Leaving a small gap at the top, fold the bottom corner up

How To Make Easy Origami Pumpkins

Step 5: Leaving a small gap, fold the top left and right corners inwards, to create the pumpkin shape. Make two more like this. Flip the modules over.

Step 6: We continue with only one of the three modules you have. Leaving a small gap, fold the top triangle back up.

How To Make Easy Origami Pumpkins

Step 7: Fold the right edge of the stalk to the left, at the same time push the bottom of it to form a small triangle fold. Do the same to the left side, these folds don’t need to be perfect.

How To Make Easy Origami Pumpkins

Step 8:  If you make a bigger pumpkin, you can fold the edges a bit so it would be rounder. I haven’t done that for this one, because it’s kinda small. Now all you have to do is glue everything together.

How To Make Easy Origami Pumpkins

How To Make Easy Origami Pumpkins

They are so easy to make that I went nuts and made a lot of them. And then made two garlands variations. Just as a sample, to see how they look if you want to make them.

How To Make Easy Origami Pumpkins

How To Make Easy Origami Pumpkins

I used two circles die cuts from my Sizzis Big Shot to cut lots of circles. But you can use a perforator of even cut them by hand.

Then I folded the circles in half and glue 8 circles together to form round balls.

How To Make Easy Origami Pumpkins

My first origami pumpkin garland is a horizontal type one. I live this one more than the one I made for a more vertical look.

How To Make Easy Origami Pumpkins

How To Make Easy Origami Pumpkins

For the vertical one, I had to glue two pumpkins together, so when the garland would rotate, it would be another pumpkin and not the back of one.

How To Make Easy Origami Pumpkins

How To Make Easy Origami Pumpkins

I really like how the pumpkins turned out, and they are really easy and relaxing to make.

How To Make Easy Origami Pumpkins

 

 

How To DIY Potato Stamp Shape As A Cat Head

Yesterday was Ginger Cat Appreciation Day, and as I’m a cat lover I wanted to do something for this occasion.

My first idea was to make a cat head felt pin, but I could not quite get it right. I still made a mini one though, and used in the photos for my second idea.

This was my very first DIY potato stamp and I had so much fun with it.

Materials for DIY Potato Stamp:

  • Potato
  • A handmade template of what you want your stamp to be
  • Knife
  • X-Acto knife or a small sharp knife
  • Ink pad or paint
  • Paper

How to make it:

Step 1: Wash and cut the potato in half.

Step 2: Position your template on your potato and draw an outline with a marker.

Step 3: Start cutting alongside the lines in small parts to be easier to create the design.

Step 4: Go crazy. Use a ink pad or some paint and stamp as much as you like. I did went crazy and stamp on a lot of papers.

Congratulations. You just made a potato stamp. It’s easy, isn’t it? I had a lot of fun with this one. I think kids will have a great time as well, so maybe it will be a great family activity.

Follow me on Instagram for more photos and to be the first to know at what I’m working next. 

Sweet Spring Kusudama Designed By Natalia Romanenko

Sweet Spring Kusudama Designed By Natalia Romanenko

Sweet Spring Kusudama Information

Name: Sweet Spring

Designer: Natalia Romanenko

Units: 30+60

Paper: 7×7 cm, 3.5×7 cm

Final height: ~ 12 cm

Assembling: 5 with 3, with glue

Sweet Spring Kusudama Designed By Natalia Romanenko

To make this beautiful Sweet Spring Kusudama you will need 30 pieces of square paper and 60 pieces of rectangular paper. If you want to have the star in one color or pattern and the middle in another, then you will need 30 and 30 pieces of rectangular paper. 

Sweet Spring Kusudama Designed By Natalia Romanenko

The modules are not hard to make. They take some time because you have to make 90 in total, but it goes smoothly. The assembly is not that hard either.

Sweet Spring Kusudama Designed By Natalia Romanenko

The original instruction for Sweet Spring Kusudama is to not use glue when assembling. Mine would not stay together like that. It’s true that my middle layer (the star) has a different weight that the rest of the papers, so that might be the case. I used glue and everything was just fine.

Sweet Spring Kusudama Designed By Natalia Romanenko diagram

Above I made a diagram for this kusudama. I hope you can understand it. At the end, you just have to put the modules in one in other. I made a gif as well, where you can see how to assemble the modules. 

Sweet Spring Kusudama Designed By Natalia Romanenko

To assemble the Sweet Spring Kusudama, you just have to go with the 5 and 3 rule. Then, you just have to curl the orange paper in my case and curl up the first star layer, the yellow one for me.

And you are all done.

Sweet Spring Kusudama Designed By Natalia Romanenko

Sweet Spring Kusudama Designed By Natalia Romanenko

Best 25 Back To School Crafts You Can Easily Make

We are getting close to going back to school. It’s time to buy lots of supplies and locker decoration as well. But not why make some of those yourself? This back to school crafts list is made specially to help you with that. Hope you like it, and craft on.

25 Back To School Crafts

01: DIY Origami Bookmarks by Jo Nakashima

back to school crafts
Those bookmarks are perfect to add a splash of personality to your books.

02: DIY Desk Organizer by The Craft Blog

Keep your stuff in handy with this cool desk organizer.

03: DIY Pencil Case by Cucicucicoo

Pencil case in shape of a pencil.

04: DIY Notebook by The Forest Door

Make your own notebook with an amazing cover.

05: DIY Lunch Box by Crazy Little Projects

Be cool with an awesome handmade lunch box.

06: DIY Fortune Teller Game by Minieco

Have fun on recess with this fortune teller game.

07: DIY Wall Decoration by Paula Punktchen 

Make your dorm wall more interesting with a geometric wall decoration.

08: DIY Paper Apple by Paper Kawaii

Give your favorite teacher an apple that can last forever.

09: DIY Sandwich Pocket by Handmade Charlotte

Keep your sandwich fresh with this sandwich pocket.

10: DIY Pencil Topper by Lia Griffith

What a better way to make your pencil more awesome than pencil toppers?

11: DIY Book Cover by Jane Can Blog

Does your book has a boring cover? Don’t worry, you can make an awesome one.

12: DIY Paper Jumping Frog

learn how to make origami jumping frogs
Are you on recess? Why not have a jumping frog race?

13: DIY Document Folder by Paper Kawaii

With all those papers and art pieces, you could use a document folder to keep them organized.

14: DIY Desk Decoration by Francesco Mancini

Make your desk more interesting with an origami geometrical kusudama.

15: DIY Photo Frame by Gathering Beauty

Keep your best friends or pets photos in those easy to make photo frames.

16: DIY Friendship Bracelet by Purl Soho

Give your besties handmade friendship bracelet.

17: DIY Backpack by Hart + Sew

Make your kid a one in a kind backpack.

18: DIY Pencil Cup by Damask Love

Keep your pencils in a gold foil cup.

19: DIY Clipboards by Lovely Indeed

Have your files in those great clipboards.

20: DIY Tote Bag by Say Yes

Make your own tote bag.

21: DIY Geometric Pinboards by Enthralling Gumption

Keep your important notes on sight with those pinboards.

22: DIY Felt Flowers by Something Turquoise

Instead of buying flowers for your teacher or your crush, why not make them yourself?

23: DIY Locker Decoration by Aww Sam

Get your looker a makeover with those decorations.

24: DIY Earphone Holder by Make It And Love It

Keep your headphones handy with this holder.

25: DIY Emoji Magnets by The Surznick Common Room

Add those cute emoji magnets to your locker.

I hope you liked my selection of back to school crafts. Let me know in the comments what are your favorite crafts. Are you excited to go back to school?

Awesome Origami Bookmark Just In Time For Back To School

I don’t know about you guys, but I love to read, and those awesome origami bookmarks are just perfect for helping you keep track of your reading. 

They also look amazing on your bookshelf. 

And with Back To School just around the corner, there is no better time to fold it yourself and add a bit more personality to your books.

For this crane origami bookmark, I used a bunny pattern origami paper from Crelando. Both those bookmarks are designed by Jo Nakashima and you can find the instructions on his youtube channel.

DIY Origami Bookmark

And here is the video instruction for the dragon one.

What do you think? Aren’t those bookmarks really cute? I hope you would fold them and enjoy how cute they are.

Kusudama UVWXYZ Designed by Francesco Mancini

How to fold Kusudama UVWXYZ designed by Francesco Mancini

This time I folded Kusudama UVWXYZ, quite a name it has.

I love the way it looks. So modern and geometrical, and I think this paper that I bought from DM really works for this model. Having different patterns but the same color scheme, helps it have more dimension and structure.

How to fold Kusudama UVWXYZ designed by Francesco Mancini

To make Kusudama UVWXYZ you will need 30 pieces of paper. I used 5 pieces of 6 colors. I started by using a piece of  5.3cm X 7.5cm paper for each module. The final dimension of a module is 4.6cm x 3.5cm. And the Kusudama was about 10cm tall, I forgot to measure it.

How to fold Kusudama UVWXYZ designed by Francesco Mancini

How to fold Kusudama UVWXYZ designed by Francesco Mancini

I followed this video for instructions, it’s made by Tadashi Mori.

How to fold Kusudama UVWXYZ designed by Francesco Mancini

I did not find it difficult to fold the models. It has been pretty easy. The difficult part was assembling it and making it stay together and keep it its form, so I ended up gluing each module.

How to fold Kusudama UVWXYZ designed by Francesco Mancini

How to fold Kusudama UVWXYZ designed by Francesco Mancini

I liked it so much how it looks in this setting. The photos are made on a sculpture from a fountain. I should also mention that it was a bit windy outside and that the origami Kusudama UVWXYZ was not heavy at all. I think you already know what happened. But first, look how pretty it is.

How to fold Kusudama UVWXYZ designed by Francesco Mancini

How to fold Kusudama UVWXYZ designed by Francesco Mancini

How to fold Kusudama UVWXYZ designed by Francesco Mancini

And yes, the wind blew the Kusudama into to fountain. So, half of it got all wet. I thought I could save it once it dries, but it lost it’s posture so I  said my goodbyes and threw it away.

How to fold Kusudama UVWXYZ designed by Francesco Mancini

How to fold Kusudama UVWXYZ designed by Francesco Mancini

I do think I would make another one. I did like it a lot, and beside the assembling, which was a pain, it was a pleasant journey. Cutting the paper at the right size, making the modules, and taking photos of it, was a lovely way to spend my time.

Name: Kusudama UVWXYZ

Designer: Francesco Mancini

Type: Modular Origami

Modules: 30 pieces (5.3cm X 7.5cm)

Video: 

Final Dimension: ~10cm

Do you like it? Would you give it a try?

Find Out How To Fold An Origami Jumping Frog

I haven’t played with paper frogs in a long long time, so I decided it was time to fold some and have some fun.

I love this model because is really easy to make and it really jumps. Unfortunately, I’m not good at filming so I can’t show you how they jump, but trust me, if you are going to fold it, you will have a great time playing with them.

learn how to make origami jumping frogs

I also don’t know the designer/author of this origami. If you do, please let me know in the comments section. Here is a video from happypuppytruffles who shows you how it’s made:

learn how to make origami jumping frogs

I used 15cm x 15cm square origami paper that I cut in half, and the final dimension, when pressed down, is about 4.5 cm. 

learn how to make origami jumping frogs

Isn’t it just an adorable model? It’s also great to teach your kids how to fold it and get some minutes of peace while they do some frog racing.

learn how to make origami jumping frog

learn how to make origami jumping frogs

My Origami Wedding White Cranes Garlands Backdrop

Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop

Over a year ago I got married. It was a beautiful day in May. I knew from the start that white origami cranes will be a must. I also knew that I preferred to be outside or in a tent.

After a lot of searching and replanning and changing my mind a million times, we find a beautiful place, a terrace, a quiet one, even if it was close to the city center. We had only a few quests, family, and close friends.

I was not able to make 1000 white cranes in the garland format, but I did have 1000 origami cranes on the table. They were all one on top of each other in this jar.

Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop

The cranes’ garland was laid down on the long table we all sat at. I could not found a photo with them…but they were pretty. We also had soap bubbles, and as I later learned, soup bubbles are evil. I tried to catch one of them and hit the wine glass which stained some of the cranes.

Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop

So…after more than a year I was finally able to take them outside and photograph them, as one of the concepts was. Here is my handmade Origami Wedding White Cranes Garlands Backdrop in all it’s beauty.

Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop
Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop

I’m so glad I took them in nature to really let them shine. I could not quite capture how beautiful they were, but I did my best, and hopefully, you will get an idea of how special your big day can be with some DIY origami cranes garlands.

Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop
Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop
Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop
Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop

I also loved the pattern the shadows created on the ground.

Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop
Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop

And the way the cranes looked from underneath.

Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop
Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop
Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop
Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop

I really had a great time photographing them.

Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop
Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop
Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop
Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop
My Origami Wedding White Cranes Garlands Backdrop