Paper into decoration!

BRIGITTE Weihnachts-BloggereiWhen I saw Jessicas¬† paper ball ornaments on her blog How About Orange I immediatly wanted to create my own one, with the help of her templates. I really admire her creative ideas. Then I stumbled across another papercraft-thing on Brigitte – Die Weihnachtsbloggerei … a paper lantern I rembered I had also made when I was a child…. which reminded me again of another folded paper lantern my sisters and me produced in masses around christmas time when we were younger. So I began to cut, fold and glue using the christmas wrapping paper I lately bought at IKEA ( the amount was perhaps a bit exaggerated).

The ball ornament is made out of twelve little flower shapes that are stuck together. Therefore you will need a bit of patience and and a steady hand, but hey: It’s worth it. Don’t you think the ornaments look absolutely stylish? It could as well be some super-expensive design object … almost. How to make the star shaped folded paper lantern you can learn in this¬† visual tutorial. I made one with my wrapping paper and one with a heavier-weight paper, the red one. I also coated this one with oil, a method to make the lantern transparent and more shiny. Put a tea light into your folded paper lanterns and in a moment your room will be filled with a warm and cozy, light-flooded atmosphere.


  1. I haven’t had time to do much origami lately, but I might have to try these before the holidays. The instructions that you linked to both look very thorough. In fact, I’m surprised by how easy the flower ornament looks.

  2. Pingback: Striped paper balls – Christmas not required « nadel&gabel

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