christmas, DIY, holiday projects

Diy :: Christmas Diamond Origami Ornament

I mentioned yesterday that we had put together two DIY ornaments for the tree this year, and this is our second one in the marbleized theme...

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While you could certainly do your own marbleized paper, we purchased ours from a paper store for time and consistency's sake. Then we gathered up all the tools we needed and settled in for some crafting!

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The first step is, of course, to print a template onto the paper. We used the templates created by Minieco for ours, but adjusted them to different sizes to make larger scale ornaments! This diamond template is the one we ended up using the most.

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Next, using your exacto knife and a ruler to keep the edges straight, carefully cut the outline of the template.

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Once you're ready to fold, it helps to outline the lines with a pencil as they can be hard to see. Then, start folding along the lines...

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Once you have all the folds in place, there's one very important step that's easy to forget - piercing a small hole for your ornament string! Do that and add the string of your choice (we used a very thin gold thread), then get ready to get sticky.

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In lieu of glue, we opted for double-sided tape to keep things a little less messy and time-consuming. Line the edges with the tape and then trim it accordingly so that the tape goes right up to the tip of the paper. Then - start going around the entire ornament and press the edges together. When you get to the last edge, we recommend then using the paper glue to finish it off.

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Let the glue dry a bit before messing with it, and then...

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Hang your ornament up on the tree! I think these would make beautiful little package toppers too! They do take a bit of time, and beware that with this thinner marbleized paper you will have a more delicate piece on your hand, but oh how I love the way they look on the tree.

If you make these, I'd love to see them! Tag me at @casslavalle on your instagram and share!