DIY miniature origami baubles

So, please could someone tell me when it got so close to Christmas!? I’m sure there should be another week before Christmas Day!

I had a little freak out when I realised how near it is and how little I had done. After consoling myself with a glass (or two) of mulled wine, I started to look at quick, stylish Christmas projects to turn my bare apartment into a winter wonderland!

I had seen lots of origami Christmas baubles around and had fallen in love with them but wanted something a little daintier so decided to scale them down and add a few beads too. I have to admit that they are a little fiddly to make (especially as these versions are so small), but they don’t take too long to make and are so cute!

Here’s what you will need:

  1. 2 x paper squares (I used 6cm x 6cm but you can scale up if you want slightly larger baubles)
  2. String
  3. Needle
  4. Beads
  5. PVA glue

Instructions:

  1. Follow the instructions on Design & Form to create the two parts to the decoration but do NOT glue together just yet!
  2. Take your needle and pierce a hole at the top and bottom of each part.
  3. Thread your needle with string and tie a large knot at the bottom. If you’re adding and beads or tassles to the bottom of the decoration then thread these through now.
  4. Thread the needle through the bottom piece of the origami decortion so that the pointed end faces down. Thread the top piece through so that the pointed end faces upwards. Leave the needle on the thread.
  5. This is the really fiddly bit and I found having a dry run of the assembly really helpful at this point as it means that the tabs should line up better when you glue them! 
  6. Once you’re happy with it add glue to the tabs to one half of the decoration. Make sure all of the parts line up and leave to dry. 
  7. Thread the needle through any additional beads to go on top of the origami bauble and tie the remaininv thread into a loop.

Voilá! One gorgeous miniature origami Christmas decoration! 

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