We all love having new toys and ornaments every year to create a beautiful Christmas decor. But it is true that Christmas decorations are getting more and more expensive and we can not always afford to renew our collection for every Christmas.
In case you want something really original and easy to do to make your Christmas decor even more magical, then you are definitely in the right place. Have you ever thought about origami christmas decoration ? If you like the idea of decorating your home and your Christmas tree with origami, then here are some beginner level projects that will allow you to give a festive touch to your decor.
Interesting christmas decoration origami
Let's start with origami "Father Christmas "Easy to do that your kids will love. To make it happen, you need a square of origami paper that is red on one side and white on the other. Flip the paper with the white side toward you. Fold it in half diagonally. Fold well and unfold. Turn to have the shape of a diamond. Fold each side toward the center to form a kite. Fold the bottom of the kite upwards. Flip the paper. Fold the top of the paper down to form a white triangle. This will become Santa's face with his beard. Then fold the paper down again to make the edge of his hat. Fold the sides to make a triangular shape. Use a black marker to draw Santa's face. The folded sides will allow origami to stay upright if you wish.
Origami Christmas decoration ideas
Let's continue our Christmas decoration origami with an origami shaped candle for deco windows or for the decoration of a beautiful Christmas card. The model requires a square of yellow origami paper on one side and white or neutral color on the other. Do not start the yellow side of the paper facing you. Fold vertically in half and then open one side. Fold both ends towards the middle. Repeat once more and then unfold. Fold the upper part a little down and unfold again. Use a pair of scissors to cut exactly three sections from the left side and then from the right side of the paper, leaving only two sections in the middle. Make two small slits with the scissors at the end of the yellow square. Fold the sides again to finish the base of the candle. Flip the paper over, fold the top ends in the middle and shape the candle flame by bending the corners as desired. If necessary, use glue to attach the slopes to the base of the candle.
Christmas origami light garland
Want canes of origami sugars? Origami sugar canes are almost like real ones, but they are actually made from a single square of red origami paper on one side and white on the other. Start with the white side by turning it towards you. Fold the diagonal in half. Unfold to have an X-shaped pattern. Turn the paper to get a diamond shape in front of you. Fold the bottom part upwards, leaving a small white edge. Flip the paper. Make a series of folds starting from the base and along the entire length of the paper. This will create the distinctive stripes of sugar cane. When the paper is completely folded, make a small diagonal fold about ⅓ of the length from the top to form the bow of the cane. Make a second diagonal fold at the end of the bow to finish the pattern.
Origami star for christmas decoration
Origami flowers are also very popular and you can use them instead of decorative knots and ribbons in your Christmas decor. For this project, you will need three sheets of red square paper and three sheets of green square paper. The green squares must be twice as big as the red squares. The back of the paper will not be seen in this model so you can use plain paper in case you do not have origami paper on hand. Start with the red paper giving it a diamond shape, leaving the back side up if your paper is not the same color on both sides. Fold in half along each diagonal and unfold. Fold the corners up and down towards the middle folds. Fold a second time to the middle. Fold diagonally from the center making the ends of the folds ¼ and ¾ of the paper. Fold diagonally one more time to create a double sheet shape. Create two more leaves, then flip all the leaves and glue them together. Repeat this process with the green paper squares to create the leaves of the flower. Stick the red flower on the green leaves. Stick a red button in the center of the flower to finish. Want other ideas? So look at these beautiful pictures with origami for the Christmas decor:
Origami flower for Christmas decoration
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