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Origami Christmas Ornaments Are Easy to Make

Make these colorful origami Christmas ornaments using bright and cheery paper! These are so easy, and teach children basic folding skills.

Origami Christmas Ornaments Are Easy to Make

Looking for a fun way to decorate the tree this year? Why not try your hand at making this Origami Wrapper Chain Ornament? Hi! It’s Leslie from Pink Stripey Socks. Today I’m sharing a new spin on gum wrapper chains.

Instead of candy wrappers, we’re using origami paper to put a modern and colorful twist on this classic craft.

So turn up the Christmas carols, grab a pack of Origami paper, and let’s get making some unique origami Christmas ornaments!

origami christmas decorations

Christmas Origami Ornaments

Materials Needed:

  • Origami Paper in various colors
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Glue
Fold a sheet of origami paper in half

Step 1: Fold a sheet of origami paper in half. Cut it in half.

Step 2: Take one half sheet. Place it color side down. Fold it in half and open it up.

Step 3: Fold up both sides so that they touch in the middle (at the crease made in step 2.)

Step 4: Fold your sheet of paper in half (using the crease made in step 2.)

Fold a piece of origami paper into a Christmas ornament

Step 5: Fold it in half again.

Step 6: Now fold your very thin paper in half again and open it up.

Step 7: Fold both left and right sides of the paper to meet in the middle (at the crease made in step 6).

Step 8: Repeat this several times. (My paper was 5.9” x5.9”, so I made about 18 of these to create a full wreath. You may need more or fewer depending on your papers’ size and your preference for ornament size.)

Folding colorful origami paper pieces

Step 9: Take two of your folded sheets. See how they resemble V’s?

Slide one piece of folded paper onto another

Step 10: Slide the top portion of one V into the top portion of another V. Then slide your folded paper through so that it catches. (The bottom portion of the peach V is inside the top portion of the blue V.)

Make an origami paper chain

Step 11: Keep sticking the V’s together in the same way as step 10. They should alternate and look like this chain.

Make an origami paper chain and fold into a circle

Step 12: When you have enough Vs to complete a wreath, pull out the folded arms of your last V.

Fold origami ornaments

Step 13: Stick the two unfolded portions through your first V. (The green one is stuck through the blue one.)

Easy paper Christmas ornaments

Step 14: Now fold up your two unfolded arms.

Origami ornaments

Step 15: Stick them under a previous V and glue them to secure them in place. (The green bits are now under the pink V.)

Step 16: Tie on a string and you’re done!

easy origami christmas tree decorations

Hope you have a fun time whipping up these colorful origami Christmas ornaments with family or friends!

Yield: 3 ornaments

Origami Christmas Ornaments

Origami Christmas Ornaments Are Easy to Make

Learn how to make origami ornaments using a paper folding technique! These are so easy and fun.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2

Materials

  • Origami paper in various colors
  • String
  • Glue

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Fold a sheet of origami paper in half. Cut it in half.
  2. Place one half sheet color side down. Fold it in half and open it up.
  3. Fold up both sides so that they touch in the middle (at the crease made in step 2).
  4. Fold the sheet of paper in half (using the crease made in step 2).
  5. Fold it in half again.
  6. Now fold the paper in half again and open it up.
  7. Fold both left and right sides of the paper to meet in the middle (at the crease made in step 6).
  8. Repeat this several times. I made about 18 of these to create a full wreath. You may need more or fewer depending on your papers’ size and your preference for ornament size.
  9. Take two of your folded sheets.
  10. Slide the top portion of one V into the top portion of another V. Then slide your folded paper through so that it catches.
  11. Keep sticking the V’s together in the same way as step 10.
  12. When you have enough Vs to complete a wreath, pull out the folded arms of your last V.
  13. Stick the two unfolded portions through your first V.
  14. Now fold up your two unfolded arms.
  15. Stick them under a previous V and glue them to secure them in place.
  16. Tie on a string to finish.

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Visit my blog Pink Stripey Socks for more fun Christmas Crafts. Or, you can find more inspiration on my Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest accounts too. Happy making, friends!

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Lori M.

Monday 16th of December 2019

What size paper do you use!

Amy

Monday 16th of December 2019

You can use any size origami paper but this is 6"!

Charmaine Ng

Saturday 3rd of December 2016

They look so colourful and cute! Great because I haven't yet bought my decorations for my tree this year.