A woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
Give her the product of her hands,
And let her works praise her in the gates." (Proverbs 31:30b-31, NASV)

Monday, December 23, 2013

Homemade Gifts: Origami Christmas Tree Ornament

Two years ago, James and I gave handcrafted origami crane ornaments to the guests of our engagement party, and we were excited to get to do something like it again this year! So our small token of appreciation for each of the lovely women who joined me at this year's Ladies Christmas Tea were these beautiful origami Christmas tree ornaments.

I folded the fantastic geometric Christmas trees based on this tutorial and used my favorite beads by Swarovski Elements to create the sparkly star detail at the top. I hope you enjoy! If you have any questions on how to make these yourselves, please leave a comment. I'd be happy to help!

Origami Christmas Tree Ornament

Origami paper 6"x6"
Sewing needle
Black twine
Swarovski Elements Faceted Beads (assorted colors)
Swarovski Elements Rondelle Crystals
Elmer's rubber cement
Paper clip

Time: 20 minutes

Fold the origami tree. String needle with twine. Tie string ends into a knot and pierce needle through top of tree, gently pulling until the knot is secured inside. String beads, then add glue to each piece to secure them to together and to the tree. Cut twine and knot the string to create your ornament loop. To make the ornament more "sturdy," carefully add glue to the inside creases of the tree base. Use a paper clip to clip it together, wait about five minutes, then remove the clip and gently unfold.

Thanks for reading!


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