Monday, December 14, 2009

Weaving Origami Lantern Ornament - Part 1


Thank you for visiting me today.  I hope you will join me this week to make this one of a kind ornament for your tree.   I joined the "25 days Christmas swap" over at SCS.  I made the ornaments for the swap and the gals wanted to learn how to make the ornament and I thought I'll share it with my dear blog readers.

It had so many steps that I had to divide the tutorial into four parts.  Thank you for your patient gals.

I always used polypropylene ribbon.It's smooth and slippery. But it was hard to work with when I first learned to make it.  Therefore, for this tutorial I've decided to use papers, since paper is not slippery.   I would recommend that you use the same color papers that I used.  This is the most challenging tutorial for me.  I hope you will enjoy it.

You will need 4 strips - 1/2" x 12".  Snip both ends like shown.  (You will need 8 pieces total to make one ornament).

Fold them in half.
 Take the green piece and the red piece and place them like shown here. (vertical)
 Take your white (neutral) piece and place it inside the red piece and place the green piece   inside the white piece.  Another word, it's weaving with double layers.
 Take the purple piece (from the right side) place it inside the green piece and  the red piece inside the purple piece.
 Pull it tight and you should have this.
End of part 1.


1 comment:

Dr Sonia S V said...

Thank You for the tutorial Helen