Origami Music Christmas Wreath

These origami Christmas wreaths are so easy to make yet so sturdy and so very pretty!

Use them to decorate cards or make them into tree decorations by simply adding a cord hanging loop.

For this one print:-

The Christmas wreath sheet onto good quality white 120gsm white paper/card (Print Perfect 120 is just right for this).
The background squares sheet onto medium weight white card/paper such as Print Perfect 160.

To make the card:-

Stick one of the backgrounds onto a larger piece of gold metallic card with double-sided tape before trimming round with a craft knife and ruler to leave a small border.  Stick the piece onto a 13.5cm cream or ivory square card blank with further double-sided tape (Anita's square card blanks are the perfect size).

To make the wreath:-

1. Cut the music sheet into 8 strips using the guidelines provided (4 pictured). Apologies, we've lazily used the pictures from our Origami Christmas DVD for this!

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2. Take one of the strips and fold it lengthways.

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3. With the opening at the top, fold down both corners so that they touch the bottom edge.  Crease well.

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4. Fold the piece neatly in the middle and crease well.

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5. Fold all 8 strips in the same way, then start assembling the wreath.

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6. Position the shapes as shown, then push the points of one into the little 'pockets' on the bottom of the next one.

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7. Repeat with the other pieces.......

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8. ...... until the wreath is complete.

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To complete the card, use the wreath as it is or wind gold elasticated cord around it to make it really Christmassy.

Stick to the card with double-sided tape and add a greeting from the sheet which has been mounted onto gold metallic card - use sticky pads for this where the greeting sits on the card rather than the wreath (double-sided tape where it's on the wreath).

Finish the card with a gold ribbon bow stuck with strong tacky glue.