Topsy Turvy Teabag Fold

Here is another teabag fold for you, the Topsy Turvy.  It is fairly simple to make, but you do need something to attach it to as it doesn’t glue to itself much.

Start with eight 1-7/8″ squares, face down.  Fold in half side to side and unfold.  Your fold line should be going down the center.

The next step is the trickiest of the whole design.  Take the bottom right corner and fold it up to the center fold line.  You need to make sure that the crease of the fold goes to the lower left corner.  Then you will take that folded lower left corner and put the point up next to the other point.

Now, fold the top left corner down along that edge.  Part of it should line up along the lower, folded edge.  Now, fold the upper right corner down along the edge, also lining part of it up along the lower folded edge.  (It’s not as difficult as it sounds.)

Take the point on the right side and fold it to the center point.  Then, flip your piece over and do the same to the other seven pieces.

All of your pieces should look like this:

As you can see (barely), the glue goes on the right side point.  Match the center points together and your next piece will overlap a little.  It helps if you have a 1″ circle to glue all of your pieces onto.

Your finished piece should look similar to this:

The fun part about this design is that you can use 12 pieces and have them overlap a bit more.  Or, you can flip the pieces around so the point is going out and the flat part is to the center to make a little frame.  Depending upon what you want to frame, you can use as many pieces as necessary.  It looks like a flower around whatever you have in the center.  Another variation for this one is to not fold that last point in, so it looks like a diamond and you can use those pieces, or put three together to form a medallion.

Thanks for spending a bit of your time with me!


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