Whether you're an expert when it comes to origami or you're a blossoming beginner, you'll want to decorate and show off your skills to your best ability this Christmas. Check out our ideas and suggestions to make your work stand out from the crowd - there's even a few festive origami decoration tutorials to help get you started!
Check out the below to explore a magical world of paper crafting.
Since paper is the most important part of origami, it's vital you choose the right paper for your project. Designs that require a lot of folding would benefit from a lower GSM, whilst fewer folds can make use of thicker cardstock.
Once you know what kind of paper you're going to need, you can choose whether to go for patterned pages or plain. Patterned paper ensures you get a consistent and high-quality design through your work, whilst plain paper provides more opportunity for creative decorating and personalisation.
Generally, it's not a good idea to decorate your paper until after you've finished folding, however, if you're using plain paper and would like to create your own design, you can draw or colour your design first. Try not to do too much before the folding process as you run the risk of having your embellishments falling off, getting squished, or flaking.
When your fold is complete, you can go wild with your embellishments and accents. Pom-poms and glitter are particularly well-suited to festive-themed origami and papercraft projects, plus they're brilliant for getting kids involved in the decorating.
If you're creating an origami scene as a display piece or the topper for a gift or card, Dies and stamps are a fabulous way to accentuate and compliment your work with ease. Coming in a variety of beautiful designs and styles, you can mix and match your accent pieces to suit your theme. Suitable for most Die-cutting machines, you can create sprigs of holly to frame your piece, highlighting the 3D elements of your origami figure, or print a rooftop design to instantly build a scene.
Once you've made your star, it can be used as a 3D card embellishment, threaded with string for a beautiful hanging ornament, or even added to a nativity scene! This star is perfect for experimenting with glitter, embellishments, and different patterns of card and paper.
Whether you're an expert papercrafter or you're just starting out, we hope you have fun crafting this Christmas and you're proud of everything you create!