Thursday, October 25, 2007

Origami Bell Ornaments

These are some origami bell ornaments that I am making for a craft fair I'm participating in next month. Once you get the folding down they are really easy and super fast to make.

There are a lot of pictures to this tutorial, as I am a visual person myself, and find them very helpful. I hope you do too.

You can use any type of paper or cardstock, just make sure it is square.

Stampin' Up! Dashing double sided paper (I used 5" x 5" for these)
Wild Wasabi and River Rock cardstock
Bone Folder
Red Grosgrain Ribbon and Gold Cord
Snowburst stamp set
Real Red Craft Ink
Scallop Punch
1 3/8" Circle Punch
Anywhere hole punch
Heat and Stick Powder
Quick Dry Glue or Sticky Strip
Heat Gun

Fold square in half, turn page 90 degrees and fold in half again. Make sure to crease the edges really well with the bone folder.

Next fold the paper from corner to corner, rotate 90 degrees and fold to corners again. Remember to use the bone folder on all your creases.

These are the crease lines after these folds are complete.

This next fold is a little tricky to explain, so I hope the pictures will help. Fold each side up to the center crease, lining up the edge of the paper with the crease. Do this on each side at each corner. You will complete a total of eight folds for this part. Again, use the bone folder on every crease. Was that clear as mud? :) You will be able to see what I mean when you are actually folding.

This is what the crease lines will look like when all your folding is complete. You will have an octagon in the middle of your square.

Pinch corners together.

If adding a hanging embellishment, punch a hole in the middle of the square. Put ribbon through hole and tie a knot, or tape in place. Stamp River Rock cardstock with Real Red craft ink. Sprinkle with Heat and Stick Powder; heat and then sprinkle with glitter. Heat again. Punch with circle punch. Punch two scallops from Wild Wasabi cardstock. Adhere circles to scallop punches. Adhere ribbon to back of one scallop; adhere other scallop over ribbon.

Push sides in toward the middle of the square.

As you brings the corners together, you may need to push the bottom center out with your finger.

Glue opposite sides together. Glue or tape ribbon to the center of one side. Then glue the remaining sides together.

Completed ornament.

There are endless possibilities for decorating these: beads, glitter, fibers, etc. If you have any questions regarding this tutorial, just shoot me an e-mail. Have fun!!


Anonymous said...

Super cute girlie ..
Dawn Griffith

Anonymous said...

I love these! Thank you for sharing your tutorial! wonderful!

Mommheart said...

Thank you so much for sharing these. I plan to use them in the future as gift boxes. Blessings to you and yours enjoy the day

Discount Cards said...

I am happy to see the origami bell ornaments in your blog. This is new for me. But i like this one to make this for my friends.