December 02, 2011

Origami Wreath Tutorial

With the school holidays in Singapore and Christmas round the corner, it's a busy time of year. That's my excuse for not posting any tutorials for a while. Well, I have one today. It's based on Mette Pederson's modular unit origami. To create it, you make 12 interlocking units from 12 pieces of paper. The diameter of the final wreath is the same as the size of one piece of paper.


This was for Lowri

Tutorial :


  • Draw these lines on your 6"x6" paper and valley fold along them


  • Fold according to these steps.

  • Make 12 units

  • Insert the tab of one unit into the pocket of the other to form the wreath


Hope you have fun folding this origami wreath.

Linking up to these parties.


Supplies : gcd studios Christmas Sleigh papers, Best Creation Merry Christmas sticker, Maple Treehouse ribbon.

46 comments:

jacirascrap said...

Belo tutorial!!!

chillin with Quillin said...

that is so cute, love the different pattern paper!!!
Paula

Annette said...

wow Sandy this is so amazing... it is different and so creative....I love it... Thanks for sharing...

Ira said...

Such a great tutorial with a wonderful effect, great looking wreath!

Becky Dunham said...

Wow! This is adorable! My kids and I love origami so we are definitely going to try this one :) Thanks for sharing!

weissbunt said...

Love your paper ideas for Christmas, so creative! Guess what, I'll be doing Origami cranes for our Christmas tree this year ;-) - maks :-)

Staying Crafty said...

This looks gorgeous! I have always been bad at Oragami *LOL* I think I will have to give it another go and give this project a try, your tutorial makes it very clear :)

Rachel W K said...

oh wow this is beautiful!!! I am so clumsy at origami, though.. i wish i could make it!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

WillieburgScrapper said...

Hi Sandy! Thanks for the answer to my photo question- I had no idea you were shooting on that FAB chair!!!! think you should post a photo of how you do it- I'm seeing it in my head and it's TRIPPING me out!
LOVE this origami wreath- pinning it for Christmas hostess gifts- it's FABULOUS!!!

WillieburgScrapper said...

Hi Sandy! Thanks for the answer to my photo question- I had no idea you were shooting on that FAB chair!!!! think you should post a photo of how you do it- I'm seeing it in my head and it's TRIPPING me out!
LOVE this origami wreath- pinning it for Christmas hostess gifts- it's FABULOUS!!!

Christie Bryant said...

What a fantastic tutorial! Love it!

Jann Olson said...

Love your wreath! I think tutorials are alot of work. Appreciate you taking the time!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous holiday project and great tutorial!!!!

Lowri said...

As the lucky recipient of this gorgeous wreath I can attest to the fact it is COMPLETELY GORGEOUS!
Thank-you Sandy and this is an amazing tutorial!
Lowri :-)

Ros said...

This is so clever!! looks lovely Sandy

Lilly... said...

This looks really great! Love it! ;)

Partycraft Secrets said...

wow - so clever - might just have to try this one!

Monica said...

Such an unusual wreath with an excellent tutorial... thanks for sharing...

Where do you teach, Sandy? Must be fun.

xxx Monica

Eve said...

I luv Origami folding. Since i'm not getting any wreath this year, i might find a little time to make this one. If i do, i'll let you know! :-) thank you for the tutorial! :-)

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

I just HAVE to try this-you made it look manageable:)Thanks so much for linking up to my first link party and helping to make it such a big success!
Kim @ Too Much Time

onecraftymama said...

So neat, Sandy! I love the finished wreath, and I must give this tut. a whirl - you make it look easy :)

Toodie said...

Love how this wreath turned out. I really love origami so I thank you for the great tutorial. I'll be making these this week for some coworkers. :)

The Sunflower Patch said...

My daughter loves origami,I will be sending her a link to your post!

Danielle said...

This is AMAZING! You should totally link up to my Christmas Linky Carnival.
http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2011/11/homemade-in-december-link-carnival.html

Sunny Vanilla said...

So pretty! I love new and interesting ornaments so I will have to give this one a try. Thanks so much for sharing!

Eva said...

Lovely tutorial. Question: how do I get a sharp point when going from step 5 to step 6?

jd said...

i'm not experienced at origami, but love this wreath. i have piles of old christmas cards that i'd love to use for this purpose, but would have to downsize the 'sheets' to use the xmas cards. will this work? can i double the layers so i'd have a wreath large enough to have some impact?

thanks for any words of wisdom.

jd in st louis
http://crochet.craftgossip.com

Sue said...

Wow wow wow this is so clever Sandy thanks for sharing it know what you mean re the time where is it going too ?? must start earlier so as to be ready for next year har har famous words take care have a wonderful time Luv Sue x

Mindie Hilton said...

Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time, love it!

Beth said...

you're completely excused. It's good to be busy with holiday stuff. I love this tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing.

marissa said...

this is so stinking cute I've love you to add it to my what we wore and made party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

divahorne said...

That wreath very cool to do thank you very much. :-)

G Inspires said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing, visiting from The Creative Spark

Megan said...

It's so pretty! I love it.

TheCraftBarn said...

Love it!! I posted a link to this on my blog: http://www.thecraftbarn-ny.blogspot.com/2011/12/crafty-friday-12911.html

Thanks,
Jennifer @ The Craft Barn

Amy said...

Wow! That looks fantastic! I'm so impressed! I'd be thrilled if you'd share it here:

http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/12/shine-on-fridays-5-and-some-fabulous.html

CSI girl said...

This is so great!!! I would love for you to share this on the CSI Project this week. The theme is ornaments. Come by everyday to see a tutorial. Then link up starting Wednesday at midnight!!!!
We have a great giveaway too!

Thanks
Dee, the CSI girl
www.thecsiproject.com

jd said...

this is so cool. still wondering if it can be made with old xmas cards? if it can be layered - one row added onto another to make it larger if i downsize each piece to fit the xmas card size available. any thoughts for me? my previous comment about this has never appeared.
thanks
jd in st louis

Jerri said...

What a cute project! I'd love for you to come by and link up at my Friday Favorites party! Today is a special Holly Bloggy Christmas edition!

Gen said...

What a cute wreath, so simple to make! I'm trying to understand though, I don't get how to go from step 5 to step 6 and be able to have it flat like that. I cut myself a practice piece thinking maybe if I had one in my hands I'd be able to get, but no, still don't :( I have it folded in 3, but that just makes it 3d and stand on my table :( I really want to make some, please help!

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

What a cute idea - thanks for sharing!

Cassie said...

Sandy! This is fantastic! Thank you for sharing your talent! We featured you at Paper Issues today! http://paperissues.blogspot.com/2011/12/origami-wreath-tutorial.html

lovecrafts said...

i love it! thanks for sharing.

dianapena8 said...

CUTE! thank you for the tutorial =D

Jill said...

What a lovely little wreath!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

MaryEllen said...

love your wreath thanks for the tut I will be attempting to make one ~