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Origami Ornament Day

The weekend was ripe with potential. And then I got laid out flat with some kind of cold/sinus/fall muck. So I decided to spend Saturday and Sunday playing around with paper and trying to figure out which origami ornament would be the one I make for all my friends and family for Christmas.

YouTube and a stack of misprints got me started. I really enjoyed how easy this star was to make.

After the first few hours, I was the only one being entertained by folding paper.

And then I started a more complex shape. Making this beast got me through the rest of my weekend illness. Getting sick on the weekend is the worst. Now that I work outside of the home again, weekends are a treasure. And to just get sick. Annnnnoying.

I started to putter out, but Gregory was like “get back to work and get-er-done!”

I got half way finished and I realized I had actually only folded 15 of the 30 moduals. Lame. Back to folding! But I finally finished. About 6+ hours total on this babe.

It’s lovely and I enjoyed the challenge of making it, but unfortunately there’s not enough time between now and Christmas to make 10 of them. So back to the drawing board for me. I may use the star pattern, but I want to try it with quite a few different paper and variations.

What ornaments are you making for your family and friends? Leave a link to the project/pattern in the comments!


Happy Crafting!
Kristin M Roach
 

2 thoughts on “Origami Ornament Day

  1. Wow, thats fab, looks a bit too complex for me tho. Well done you! Hope you are feeling better (think Ive got a dose of it as well).

  2. I had a couple different plans for cross-stitch ornaments but ditched them for some origami instead. I picked the Robin Star because it’s relatively simple to fold and assemble and easy to mail. Yesterday I picked up a pack of 7.5 cm foil paper for all my folding needs.

    https://goorigami.com/modular-origami/robin-star/2116

    I’m curious to try out some of the more complicated pieces you’ve completed. Maybe once all the other ornaments are folded.

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