Origami Wreath

Are you looking for DIY Christmas decorations? Let’s make an origami Christmas wreath! All you need is some pieces of paper and other basic supplies you probably already have at hand.

Image shows the final origami wreath product with christmas decorations.
Let’s make a fun origami wreath.

Beautiful Origami Wreath For The Christmas Season

If you’re looking for a great way to decorate your home, this is it! Christmas wreaths are a great way to bring the jolly season to your front door.

Not only are they easy to make and only require a few simple supplies you probably already have at hand, but making your own decoration is a great way to decompress and relax, which is super necessary during the Christmas season.

Related: Paper Wreath Craft

What I would do differently

My favorite thing about this origami wreath craft is that there are so many different ways to get creative. Here are some ideas that I’d like to try next time:

  • Try alternating with a different color like red paper, white paper, or another shade of green.
  • Use square paper cut from Christmas wrapping paper or scrapbook paper for a more festive look or old magazines for a more vintage look instead of origami paper.
  • Use bigger square sheets of paper or make more modules to make a bigger wreath.

Supplies Needed To Make an Origami Wreath

Image shows the supplies needed to make an origami wreath - green construction paper, ribbon, glue. from Kids activities blog
Gather your supplies!
  • 6 sheets of green origami paper
  • Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Small beads or sequins

Steps To Make an Origami Wreath

Step 1

With the first piece of paper: Fold in half horizontally.

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Start with your piece of paper.
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Simple fold.

Step 2

Open.

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Now open the paper.

Step 3

Fold bottom edge up to center crease.

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Make another shorter fold.

Step 4

Open.

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And open once again.

Step 5

Fold top edge down to center crease.

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Repeat from the other side.

Step 6

Open.

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Open once again to show the creases.

Step 7

Fold in half vertically.

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Now, fold to the other side.

Step 8

Open.

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Let’s continue!

Step 9

Fold left side over to center crease.

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Fold a smaller section.

Step 10

Open.

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Open the fold.

Step 11

Fold right side over to center crease.

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Now repeat on the other side.

Step 12

Open.

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The creases should look like a grid.

Step 13

Flip over.

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Now, let’s make some new creases on the other side.

Step 14

Fold diagonally from corner to corner.

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Make the left top corner and right bottom corner meet.

Step 15

Open.

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Open to show the creases.

Step 16

Fold diagonally from other corner to corner.

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Repeat.

Step 17

Open.

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We’re halfway done!

Step 18

Fold corner to center.

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We’re going to repeat this step 3 more times.

Step 19

Open.

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You’ve got this!

Step 20

Repeat with remaining three corners, forming little triangles from the creasing.

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Do the top right corner…
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And open.
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Fold top left corner to center.
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Open again.
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Finally, do the bottom left corner.
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Open again to see all creases.

Step 21

Flip over.

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Flip back to the original side.

Step 22

Fold top and bottom edges to meet along the horizontal center crease.

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Fold the top side first.
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And then the bottom side.

Step 23

Fold corners of the paper to center, allowing edge to accordion according to the creases.

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Now let’s get to the exciting part.

Step 24

Repeat with remaining three corners of the paper.

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Do the bottom right part too.
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Top left.
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And bottom left.

Step 25

Flip over.

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Your origami will look like this from the other side.

Step 26

Fold in half horizontally.

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Fold like so.

Step 27

Holding with the horizontal fold down, squash fold the top and bottom edges along pre-existing creases to get 3D shape of first module for origami wreath.

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Well done!
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Continue these steps.
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Repeat on the bottom part too.

Step 28

Repeat 5 more times for a total of 6 3D modules.

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Repeat the steps above to create these sections.

Step 29

Use a dab of glue on the bottom of the triangle facets on the side of one module to attach to the matching top space of the next module.

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Go get your glue!
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Glue them together like this.

Step 30

Repeat until all six modules are glued together in a chain.

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It’s starting to look like a Christmas wreath.

Step 31

Curve into a circle, gluing the bottom of the module from the beginning end into the top space of the final piece.

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Doesn’t it look so pretty?

Step 32

Glue ribbon to the bottom or top of your wreath.

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Glue your cute ribbon.

Step 33

Decorate with beads or sequins as desired.

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Glue your embellishments!

Step 34

Get creative!

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Your origami wreath is all done!
Yield: 1

Origami Wreath

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Make an original origami wreath for the holiday season!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

  • 6 sheets of green origami paper
  • Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Small beads or sequins

Instructions

  1. With the first piece of paper: Fold in half horizontally.
  2. Open.
  3. Fold bottom edge up to center crease.
  4. Open.
  5. Fold top edge down to center crease.
  6. Open.
  7. Fold in half vertically.
  8. Open.
  9. Fold right side over to center crease.
  10. Open.
  11. Fold left side over to center crease.
  12. Open,
  13. Flip over.
  14. Fold diagonally from corner to corner.
  15. Open.
  16. Fold diagonally from other corner to corner.
  17. Open.
  18. Fold corner to center.
  19. Open.
  20. Repeat with remaining three corners, forming little triangles from the creasing.
  21. Flip over.
  22. Fold top and bottom edges to meet along the horizontal center crease.
  23. Fold corners of the paper to center, allowing edge to accordion according to the creases.
  24. Repeat with remaining three corners of the paper.
  25. Flip over.
  26. Fold in half horizontally.
  27. Holding the with the horizontal fold down, squash fold the top and bottom edges along pre-existing creases to get 3D shape of first module for origami wreath.
  28. Repeat 5 more times for a total of 6 3D modules.
  29. Use a dab of glue on the bottom of the triangle facets on the side of one module to attach to the matching top space of the next module.
  30. Repeat until all six modules are glued together in a chain.
  31. Curve into a circle, gluing the bottom of the module from the beginning end into the top space of the final piece.
  32. Glue ribbon to the bottom or top of your wreath.
  33. Decorate with beads or sequins as desired.
  34. Get creative!

Notes

Try alternating with a different color like red paper, white paper, or another shade of green.

Use square paper cut from Christmas wrapping paper or scrapbook paper for a more festive look or old magazines for a more vintage look instead of origami paper.

Use bigger square sheets of paper or make more modules to make a bigger wreath.

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