I had a fun challenge this last weekend. We were to make these Origami Folded Wreaths. So, while having fun I made up a tutorial!!
I would love to see if you make these - so many choices of beautiful designer papers.
Here's one and then the tutorial and more samples
I used Ski Slope Designer Paper for this one (112994, page 12, 2008 Holiday Mini)
Origami Folded Wreath Tutorial
Cut out 8 pieces of two-sided designer series paper. I'm using Bella Rosa (112041, page 168) for this example. Dimensions are 4" x 2". You can use any size making the length twice as long as the width (i.e. 3" x 1 1/2"; 5" x 2 1'2" etc.)
Score and fold all 8 pieces in half lengthwise. I folded 4 with the flower outside and 4 with the brown and white dots outside (see below)
Next fold each piece in half again lengthwise as below
Always use your bone folder to make good creases
With the fold at the bottom, and the open edge at the top, fold each corner down to the fold as above
You now have 8 pieces that should look like the above and below. Remember the fold is on the bottom and the open is at th etop with the corners folded down.
Holding one piece with the points, insert the points of the second pieced into the little "pockets" of the first one. Push them down in (but don't worry about pushing too hard - they will be adjusted when they are all together)
Repeat this process until all pieces have been inserted.
This is what it will look like before inserting the first one. Insert #1 square into #8 as with all the previous ones.
Adjust your pieces so that they make a nice octogan in the center
Punch a hole and add some cord or ribbon.
Use as a picture frame!!
Some more examples
Ski Slope Designer Paper (112994, page 12, 2008 Holiday Mini)
Parisian Summer Designer Paper (112149, page 171)
More Ski Slope Designer Paper
And more Ski Slope.....you can tell I love this paper!!
Holiday Treasures Designer Paper (112469, page 170)