Christmas Origami Continues

Amy FriendBasic Grey, craft, holiday, paper12 Comments

I loved the look of the flowers I showed this morning made with text from discarded books but I wanted to see what they looked like in color too! Again, I followed the tutorial here.

Typically, thin paper is recommended for origami and for good reason. However, I tried them using some double sided cardstock from BasicGrey’s Nordic Holiday line. Specifically, I used “Half Pipe,” “Lift Ticket,” “Sweater Weather,” and “Catching Air.” They were less forgiving than the thin paper. It was also harder to make a nice edge. I’d recommend using a bone folder to avoid sore thumbs! I made one of the flowers using a 3 1/2″ square as the tutorial calls for but then made the others a little bigger to better use the size of the scrapbooking paper and to make it easier to fold.

I am not sure what I am going to do with these yet. They would be pretty on the top of packages, resting on a shelf, nestled into the branches on the tree, or attached to florist picks and added to Christmas centerpieces. I love them!