This project is simple, satisfying, and can be done with any kind of paper, from recycled cereal boxes à la Andy Warhol, to pretty prints or photos of your favorite animals.
It is also a great way to create three-dimensional forms, and there are may patterns available in books and online to try.
- Your choice of paper
- Something to hang your ornament with, like a ribbon or string
- Step 1:
Download and print this octahedron-shaped pattern on the back of any paper you like.
- Step 2:
Start by cutting out the entire shape.
- Step 3:
Fold along the lines printed on the pattern.
This is how it will look when all the lines have been folded.
- Step 4:
Using a glue stick or tape, match the flaps and fold them into the desired shape. Add a pretty ribbon to hang your paper gem on display.