DIY ORIGAMI DIAMOND DECORATIONS.

DIY ORIGAMI DIAMOND DECORATIONS

I first stumbled across these origami diamond decorations on How About Orange around 3 years ago and instantly fell in love with them. I've been noticing more and more origami ornaments popping up in the shops so I thought it was about time I go back and try making my own. I love how they've turned out. They're surprisingly sturdy and would look fantastic hanging on a Christmas tree.

Depending on the paper you choose you could hang these decorations all year round. I made mine using the last of pages from this sticker book which is now sadly out of stock. I bought a couple as gifts for people and wish I'd bought a couple more to keep for myself. The paper is far too pretty not to want to use it in every single future paper project, don't you think?

If you’re new to origami make sure to check out these 3 Basic Origami Folds For Beginners.

HOW TO MAKE DIY ORIGAMI DIAMOND DECORATIONS

1. Start with your paper facing pattern side up.

2. Fold in half along both diagonals.

3. Flip the paper over and fold in half along the horizontal and vertical lines.

4. Pinch together at the center and collapse down to make a triangle.

5. Make sure the open end is at the top and fold both sides in to meet at the center. Flip it over and repeat on the other side to make a diamond shape.

6. Cut away the small triangles at the top.

HOW TO MAKE DIY ORIGAMI DIAMOND DECORATIONS

7. Make sure the open end is now at the bottom. Fold out one of the sides and open it out. Flatten it out towards the opposite side. It should now outwards instead of inwards. Repeat on the remaining 3 sides to make concertina.

8. Fold the bottom corners in to meet at the center.

9. Open the corners back out.

HOW TO MAKE DIY ORIGAMI DIAMOND DECORATIONS

8. Open the paper back out and fold all the corners in and under.

9. Repeat steps 1-8 to make the 2nd half of your origami diamond.

10. Apply glue or repositionable double sided tape to each of the corners and stick the 2 halves together.

This is the tricky part so be patient. Start by lining up one corner and slowly work your way around. The repositionable tape did make it easier to line up all the sides and re-do them where they didnlt match up but I think a glue stick would've work just as well.

11. Thread some cotton through the top and hang or display in a bowl on your coffee table.

DIY ORIGAMI DIAMOND DECORATIONS
DIY ORIGAMI DIAMOND DECORATIONS

Ah, I'm so in love. I think they'd add a lovely, modern touch to any tree but I've left mine sitting on top of the fireplace for now.

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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.

HOW TO MAKE A SIMPLE DIY PAPER GIFT BAG.

Learn how to make an easy paper gift bag. With a few folds you can turn a simple sheet of paper into a snazzy gift bag.

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Looking for a simple diy paper gift bag? Then look no further. Today's project is perfect for holding small gifts or treats. With a few folds you can turn a simple sheet of paper into a snazzy gift bag.

These easy paper gift bags are so easy to make and as you can use any patterned paper you already have and I think they are much cuter than the store-bought options. Match them to any theme for a party for a pretty diy party bag. Here’s how to make them.

Learn how to make an easy paper gift bag. With a few folds you can turn a simple sheet of paper into a snazzy gift bag #diygiftbag #papercrafts #paper #scoreboard #gift #party #partybag #partyfavor #gatheringbeauty

SUPPLIES: Scrapbook paperMartha Stewart scoring board and bone folder, ruler, pencil, scissors, glue stick, ribbon or baker's twine.

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1. Cut your paper to standard A4 size.

2. With the long side at the top, use a scoring board and bone folder to score the paper at the 4 inch mark, the 5 inch mark, the 9 inch mark, the 10 inch mark and the 11 inch mark.

3. Rotate the paper 90 degrees and score at the 1 inch mark and the 2 inch mark.

4. Lay the the paper with the last 2 score lines at the bottom. Trim away the excess paper as shown in the 2nd square down on the left. You need to make a base for your bag with 3 tabs and a small 1/2 inch side tab.

5. Apply glue to the tabs and fold the bottom of the bag up first. Stick the side tab down last.

6. Pinch the top of the bag to close. The sides will naturally fold in.

7. Hold the bag closed and use a pencil to mark in 1 inch from each side. Use a hole punch or a crop-a-dile and punch 2 holes in the top of the bag.

8. Fill with your treats and tie with some ribbon or baker's twine.

Learn how to make an easy paper gift bag. With a few folds you can turn a simple sheet of paper into a snazzy gift bag #diygiftbag #papercrafts #paper #scoreboard #gift #party #partybag #partyfavor #gatheringbeauty
Learn how to make an easy paper gift bag. With a few folds you can turn a simple sheet of paper into a snazzy gift bag #diygiftbag #papercrafts #paper #scoreboard #gift #party #partybag #partyfavor #gatheringbeauty

What would you fill your gift bags with? Chocolate pretzels? Some of these awesome galaxy lollipops? Or with the holidays just around the corner maybe some Christmas themed candy?

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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 PAPER WALLET.

Diy Folded Paper Wallet

Everyone needs a wallet, right? I made this beautiful paper wallet out of some pages I had left over from a sticker art book. Of course you could make it with any kind of patterned paper as long as it's at least standard A4 size and you have 2 sheets.

This project took around 30 minutes although I would recommend practicing on some scrap paper first. I'll be honest, I have no idea how long my paper wallet will last but I do know it's quite possibly the prettiest wallet I've ever seen. If you're concerned with the paper tearing a good idea would be to cover the paper in sticky back plastic first to make it a little more durable.

SUPPLIES: 2 sheets of A4 patterned paper, Pencil, Ruler, Double-sided tape, Sticky back plastic (optional).

How to make a Diy Folded Paper Wallet

1. Take your patterned paper and flip it over. If you have double-sided paper like I do you want the side you don't want showing facing up.

2. Mark 3½ inches up from the bottom of the paper. Fold the bottom of the paper up at the 3½ inch mark.

2. Fold the top of the paper down using the previous fold as a guide. Make sure to fold the paper as close as you can to the edge of the paper.

3. When you flip the paper over you should have a small overlap at the top. Flip the paper back over and fold the overlap down. Don't worry this part doesn't have to be too accurate. Trim off the overlap.

4. Open the paper back out and lay flat. It should now be divided into thirds. Fold the 2 long sides in about ½ cm.

How to make a Diy Folded Paper Wallet

5. Cut in the ½ cm flap at the first fold up from the bottom. Do this on both sides.

6. Stick some double-sided tape to the middle third of the ½ cm flaps. Remove the backing from the tape and fold down the top third. Press down firmly to stick.

7. Add some more double-sided tape to the last 2 flaps. Remove the backing from 1 of the flaps only. Fold the bottom up and stick down so your paper is open at one side. This will help make a nice neat fold in the next step.

8. With only one side stuck down line up the edges and fold the paper in half. With the paper wallet still folded remove the last piece of tape and stick down by folding in half again.

How to make a Diy Folded Paper Wallet

9. You should now have a basic wallet with a pocket.

10. The next step is to make the card holder inserts. Take another piece of patterned paper, fold and trim in half.

11. Place a card on the paper strip and fold the bottom of the paper up so it covers about ¾ of the card.

12. Fold the top of the paper down and behind leaving a small lip above the card. Fold the paper back up on itself to make what will be a small flap. From the side it should look a lightening bolt.

13. Trim away the excess paper to leave you with a small flap like in the square 2nd up from the bottom left. Use some more double-sided tape and stick down the flap.

14. Line up the card in the middle of your folded paper and fold back both the sides to make a pocket for your card. Stick down the 2 sides you just folded back to the inside of your paper wallet. This way you'll be able to store 2 cards in each card holder.

15. Repeat steps 10-14 to make a 2nd card holder and stick it down on top of the previous one.

And there's your brand new paper wallet. Add your cash and cards and you're all set.

Diy Folded Paper Wallet

How cute would one of these be with a gift card tucked inside? After all, gift cards need pretty packaging just as much as big boxed gifts do.

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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.

EASY ORIGAMI WALL ART.

EASY ORIGAMI WALL ART

I was looking for a cheap and easy way to create some art to go in the living room when I remembered this folded paper wall art tutorial from How About Orange. It's a simple diy that I think adds a lot of impact to a room and can really brighten up a neglected corner.

I've changed mine up slightly from the original inspiration and instead of having the white of the paper showing through I decided to fold mine so the colour could be seen on the inside as well. To do this I made each square using the first few steps of an origami fortune teller. I made the whole thing in around an hour, not long at all. Here's how I did it.

EASY ORIGAMI WALL ART

If you’re new to origami make sure to check out these 3 Basic Origami Folds For Beginners.

1. Take your origami paper and fold in half along both diagonals.

2. Open it back out and fold each of the corners into the center.

3. Flip your paper over and fold all the corners into the center again.

EASY ORIGAMI WALL ART

4. Arrange your design and cut a piece of foam board or cardboard to size.

EASY ORIGAMI WALL ART

5. To finish use a glue stick or some double-sided tape and secure your origami pieces to the card.

EASY ORIGAMI WALL ART
EASY ORIGAMI WALL ART

What do you think? I know blank walls can seem like quite a daunting challenge so I think this is the perfect quick solution. I've got it on the picture ledge above the sofa at the moment but I think I might move it to hang above my desk instead.

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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.