I’m pretty astounded by the amount of rubbish we recycling this Christmas holiday. Although we had our extended family at our house we still had an embarrassing amount of bags to put out, not helped by the fact we skipped a collection due to the Bank Holidays. I try to re-use items from the recycling as much as possible and made some sweet paper wreaths from recycled wrapping paper.
Today I am going to share my recycled wrapping paper origami wreath tutorial with you. A while ago I was sent one of these as part of a craft swap and I’ve made a few every year since.
Equipment needed to make a recycled wrapping paper wreath:
Christmas wrapping paper or recycled paper, I even used the Radio Times
twine to hang
Recycled wrapping paper wreath tutorial:
I’ve made visual instructions which I hope make it easy to follow each step.
Choose your paper and cut 8 strips, each measuring 8 x 4 cm, you can make the strips larger but you probably don’t want to make them any smaller.
Take the first strip and fold it in half lengthways, fold each corner down, then fold it in half across so your paper measures 4 x 2 cm.
Now comes the fun part of slotting each piece of folded paper into the next. Fold the pointed ends of one piece into the top of another so it holds in place securely.
Do this with all 8 pieces of paper, slotting the last one into the first piece you did, forming a rough circle.
You can jiggle them a little until they all fit into place.
Mine are hung on my little white Hobbycraft tree with some twine but they would make sweet gift tags or I might even hang them from my mantle. Happy paper folding!