DIY ORIGAMI STAR MINI TREE GARLAND.

DIY ORIGAMI STAR MINI TREE GARLAND.

The final countdown to Christmas has begun and I've got one last craft project to share with you. I picked up this adorable mini Christmas tree at my local supermarket and although it's actually covered in silver glitter I thought it looked a little bare. These origami lucky stars are the perfect solution. I used them as tiny tree toppers last year when I made these diy paper Christmas trees and this time I thought I'd string them up and use them to create a mini paper star garland. If you're still looking for some last minute decorations to deck your halls decorating some mini trees might be the answer, they'll make your home festive and bright in no time at all.

HOW TO MAKE DIY ORIGAMI STAR MINI TREE GARLAND.

To make the origami star:

1. Start by cutting up some strips of paper. If you want mini stars cut the paper into 12 x ½ inch strips.

2. Tie a loose knot in one end of the paper strip.

3. Pull it gently and press flat to make a pentagon.

4. Tuck the short end of the paper strip into the knot.

5. Wrap the long end around each side of your pentagon. It should naturally follow in the right direction. Keep going until you have a small tail piece left. Tuck the tail end securely into the knot.

6. Pinch each corner of the pentagon between your thumb and forefinger to make the star puff up. 

7. Thread the finished stars onto some cotton or embroidery thread and wrap around your mini Christmas tree. 

DIY ORIGAMI STAR MINI TREE GARLAND.

Super simple to make as all last minute decorations should be and the fact that they're cute as a button doesn't hurt either.

DIY ORIGAMI STAR MINI TREE GARLAND.
DIY ORIGAMI STAR MINI TREE GARLAND.

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Emma

Hi, I'm Emma.

I'm a crafter, blogger and paper enthusiast living in the North West of England.

Gathering Beauty is the place where I share craft tutorials and diy inspiration. I started this blog back in 2013 as a way of sharing all the things I love and make. I share paper crafts, clay crafts, origami, printables and desktop wallpapers as well as the odd crochet and weaving project. I hope you find something here that inspires you.

DIY DECORATED BAUBLE GIFT TOPPERS.

DIY DECORATED BAUBLE GIFT TOPPERS

With Christmas looming I'm sure you have a few gifts that need wrapping. I took a trip to Ikea this week and picked up some chalkboard style baubles reduced to £2. Bargain! Instead of hanging them on the tree I decided to decorate them and use them as gift toppers instead.

DIY DECORATED BAUBLE GIFT TOPPERS

Supplies: Vinter Ikea decorations (alternatives can be found here), metallic Sharpies.

DIY DECORATED BAUBLE GIFT TOPPERS

Take your ornament and draw on your design using a Sharpie. I found simple designs worked the best. I stuck to holly, spots and stripes.

DIY DECORATED BAUBLE GIFT TOPPERS

Here's the finished bauble.

DIY DECORATED BAUBLE GIFT TOPPERS

I wrapped my gifts in brown paper and twine. I love the simplicity of kraft paper and baker's twine. To finish them off I tied on one of my decorated baubles and added a gold star or fir cone. Easy-peasey.

DIY DECORATED ORNAMENT GIFT TOPPERS
DIY DECORATED ORNAMENT GIFT TOPPERS
DIY DECORATED BAUBLE GIFT TOPPERS

What's your favourite way to wrap up plain presents?

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Emma

Hi, I'm Emma.

I'm a crafter, blogger and paper enthusiast living in the North West of England.

Gathering Beauty is the place where I share craft tutorials and diy inspiration. I started this blog back in 2013 as a way of sharing all the things I love and make. I share paper crafts, clay crafts, origami, printables and desktop wallpapers as well as the odd crochet and weaving project. I hope you find something here that inspires you.