Since I'm now in the front office at my dad's company, I decided that I would do some decorating for Christmas once I get back from my trip to PA (I leave Monday). I'm going to buy a shiny tinsel garland, but I wanted to do something right now. I looked at our mail that came in and there was a big pile of crappy catalogs pushing consumerism. Then it hit me.
An origami garland!
The catalogs provide free, very foldable paper. I scoured the internet for Christmas ideas and decided on a bell and holly garland. With a little spray paint, gold for bells and green for holly, and some glitter it could look awesome!
Here's what I used for The Bell and The Holly. These are really easy origami patterns. I taped each origami piece with scotch tape. My plan was for a 6' garland, using some gold cording that my aunt found, with 12 bells and 24 pieces of holly.
|Lono, my project buddy|
|I cut out each page from a magazine|
|Folded each page, cut off the extra, and made squares.|
|These are my folded squares (triangles)|
|Using the patterns above I made bells....|
|I laid them out on a table so I could spray paint them.|
|Bells became gold. The leaves needed a base coat of white.|
|They ended up sparkly green|
|I tied the bells to a gold cord. 12 all together.|
|Added the green holly and DONE!|