Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Handmade Christmas Origami Heart Banner Tutorial

Nothing says LOVE like a handmade Christmas! So why not bring some warmth into your home this holiday season with a charming origami heart banner?

You'll need the following supplies:

1. 14 squares of 3.5 x 3.5 inch paper
2. Gold curling ribbon
3. Ink pen
4. Tape
5. Hole puncher
First, fold 14 origami hearts using this tutorial: http://mytutorlist.blogspot.com/2009/01/origami-heart-envelope-tutorial.html
Hole punch both sides of the hearts. Be careful not to get too close to the edges.
Thread 2 inch strips of gold ribbon through the holes to join hearts together. Use thin strips of tape to secure the gold ribbon.
Write one letter on each of the hearts until you spell out MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Remember to use a festive font! I made mine out of tiny berries and holly leaves using a thin ink pen. (Part of the reason I did that was so that I didn't have any unsightly joints where the paper folds over.)

If you make a mistake, just fold an extra heart, snip off the mistake, and reattach it with new loops of gold ribbon. It's easy to fix :)
On the ends, tie on long strips of gold ribbon so that you can tie or tape your banner up. It's very pretty and your guests and family will love it.

This would make a very thoughtful present to the host for a Christmas party, and a very sweet gift to your sweetheart.

Don't forget to post photos of your finished work on the Flickr page here.

Happy Crafting!
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3 comments:

Nina said...

wow. this is so cool. It looks amazing!

Mytutorlist.com said...

Awww, thank you so much Nina! I'm glad you like it. I even put on Christmas music today while I was drawing a custom illustration and it feels like I'm in a Christmas studio! :D

www.rachaelsgarden.etsy.com said...

Thank you SO much! I am going to try this with my daughter and neices this weekend. They are 12 years old and I think they will really love it. Very kind of you to share.
Karen