For this new article about Christmas decorations, I wanted to share with you the origami cross tutorial . This origami, with its light and marked folds, has a very graphic side that I really like! I particularly advise you to use plain paper to clearly show its different folds. Once completed, this folding can then be mounted as a garland, suspended from a wire and used as a small decoration!
THE ORIGAMI CROSS
To make an origami cross, you will need:
- of the squares of Japanese paper measuring 15cm by 15cm , depending on the number of crosses you wish to make ( 1 square corresponding to 1 cross ) and in the colors of your choice but preferably plain.
NB: The largest crosses presented in this article were made with squares of 15cm side but you can vary the sizes if you wish and start for example with 10cm or 12cm side to make smaller crosses.
White face towards you, mark the folds of the medians.
Fold the bottom of your square of paper toward the horizontal center line to mark a new fold and unfold.
Fold the left side of your square of paper towards the vertical center line to mark a new fold and unfold.
Do the same for the top and right side of your square of paper to mark new folds and unfold.
Fold the bottom of your fold towards the median marked previously. This will create an intermediate fold.
- In the same way, create intermediate folds for the top and the left and right sides of your paper square to mark new folds. Turn your folding over.
- Fold the four corners of your fold towards the center, one after the other. Turn your folding over.
- Points up and down, fold the four corners of your fold towards the center, one after the other. Turn your folding over.
- Unfold the tips outwards.
* To do this, refer to the photos below: pinch, between your thumb and index finger, the inside of the tip and gently pull towards you to unfold a first tip as indicated in the steps below.
Do the same for the other three points. Turn your folding over.
TADA! Your origami cross is ready!
Accompany your Christmas crosses with other decorations by consulting our article: “6 DIY Christmas decorations” .
Did you know this folding?