DIY ORIGAMI AUTUMN LEAF GARLAND.

Learn how to make these origami paper leaves and turn them into the cutest garland. Drape across a mantel, over a door or even just tape to a wall. Perfect for decorating your home this Autumn and Winter.

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Oh, Autumn, how I love you. You’re my most favourite of all the seasons. I love your crisp air and changing leaves. I love your chunky jumpers and cosy nights in. I love your hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows, your bonfires and scarves, your fireworks and roasted chestnuts. Yep, you’re most definitely my favourite.

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To celebrate my favourite season I decided to make an origami paper leaf garland. Last year I made this origami pumpkin garland that a lot of you seemed to love. I even had a few friends and family members make one which is always extra special. I used the same silver embossed paper from Sostrene Grene that I used in my woven paper wall art and origami envelopes. If you’ve got a store near you I definitely recommend checking them out. They make beautiful things including these really pretty papers that I think would look just as lovely in Winter and Spring.

These leaves are so easy to make. I’m calling them origami leaves but as there’s some gluing involved in the final step they’re probably more of a paper folding project. Once you have all your paper triangles cut and ready to go each leaf takes less than a minute. It’s a simple concertina fold so if you ever made a paper fan as a child then you’ll have no problem making these.

Drape across a mantel, over a door or even just tape to a wall. Change up the paper depending on the season and they’d made a great decoration all year round. Check out the easy instructions below.

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HOW TO MAKE A SIMPLE ORIGAMI LEAF:

  1. Take your paper square and fold it in half along the diagonal. Cut along this crease to make 2 triangles. Each triangle makes a leaf.

  2. Lay your triangle pattern side down with the widest point at the bottom. Start folding the bottom edge up by around 1/2 cm.

  3. Flip your paper over and repeat. Keep flipping and folding to make a concertina or accordion fold.

  4. Fold your concertinaed triangle in half.

  5. Apply glue to the inside and stick together.

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6. Pull your triangle apart slightly to shape.

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7. Thread onto some cotton and hang.

 Learn how to make your own diy origami leaf garland this fall #origami #garland #diy #papercraft #fall #fallcrafts #autumn #autumncrafts
 Learn how to make your own diy origami leaf garland this fall #origami #garland #diy #papercraft #fall #fallcrafts #autumn #autumncrafts
 Learn how to make your own diy origami leaf garland this fall #origami #garland #diy #papercraft #fall #fallcrafts #autumn #autumncrafts

Aren’t they simply stunning? I’m so pleased with how they turned out. The sparkly paper definitely adds another dimension to them and I can’t wait to see how they look in the evening with some pretty candlelight flickering around.

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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.