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 Christmas tree ornaments!
Origami Paper Christmas Tree Ornaments
- Origami Paper in various colors
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.)
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.)
Step 9: Take two of your folded sheets. See how they resemble V’s?
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.)
Step 11: Keep sticking the V’s together in the same way as step 10. They should alternate and look like this chain.
Step 12: When you have enough Vs to complete a wreath, pull out the folded arms of your last V.
Step 13: Stick the two unfolded portions through your first V. (The green one is stuck through the blue one.)
Step 14: Now fold up your two unfolded arms.
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!
Hope you have a fun time whipping up these colorful Christmas tree ornaments with family or friends!
For more holiday crafts that littles can do, visit these easy DIY Christmas ornaments for kids!