We are on day 2 of the L O V E crop at We Craft Cards.com. If you aren’t a member, come join us! As the title says, Day 2 is “O”, which is for origami.
The challenge for today is to do some tea bag folding and make a fun Hearts & Flowers fold. You need 4 small squares of thin paper (easier to fold if it’s thin). It doesn’t matter what size, as long as they aren’t too big. You want the finished piece to fit on either a card, or page.
Now, work with 1 square at a time. So, take your square and flip it over so the back side is up. Now, fold it in half. Unfold that fold and fold that same section down to the half fold line. Leave that folded in place and fold it in half the other direction.
Unfold that sideways fold and flip the whole piece over. (That top 1/4 fold down is still folded down and is at the top of your piece.)
Now, fold the top 2 corners down along the center line.
Fold that top point down backwards a little more than the halfway point. (I folded it to the bottom.)
The above photo shows the fold from both sides.
Your piece should look like the one on the right. Now, take those small squares that are the front of the paper and push them down to make points. See the picture below on the left.
Now, fold the small white corners down and in. Picture above on the right. Then, fold the very top points down and towards you (just a tiny bit). You also need to fold those side pieces in to the center fold.
Top left shows the front without the points folded down. Top rights shows the top of the points folded down.
Here are all 4 pieces done. Now, you can put glue on the bottom right, white corner, then slide the next piece, lower left white corner onto that and work your way around.
The finished piece.
Depending upon how big those starting squares were, determines how large your finished piece is.
I made 2 of these and here’s what I did with them:
Made one more and did something a little more classy, if that’s more your style.
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