Elegant Holiday Ornament.
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Start with 12 pieces of square paper measuring 3 inches by 3 inches. I chose three different colours for this "how to" because it will be easier for you guys. ;)
Start with your first piece...in this case, pink.
Fold paper in half so that the "white" side is showing.
Unfold paper. Fold one side towards the centre line that you just created. Then do the same for the left side.
This is what you should have so far. :)
Now unfold again. This time we are going to fold the other way, still keeping the white side facing out.
Same as before, fold one side to that centre line fold you just made, and then fold the left side.
This is what it should look like now. :)
We are going to open the right flap slightly and crease paper as shown. Then we are going to do the exact same crease fold to the left side.
This is what the module should look like.
Place your finger as shown in the diagram. See how it flattens out?
I want you to crease the paper now to create the "roof-top" shape.
Place your finger under the left flap as shown and crease upward.
This is what the module should look like now. Repeat step "13" on the right side.
This is what the module should look like now...lets go to the next step now. :)
Place fingertip on the tip of the left flap shown here.
Now just fold in down gently as shown. We are going to do the exact same thing to the right side. Look to step 16 to repeat.
Here's what our module looks like so far. Now we are going to do the exact same thing to the other end.
Remember, Fold back one flap as shown, and then the other.
Then place your finger as shown in step 11. Crease to create the "roof-top" type fold.
Look at step 13 again...place your finger under the left flap and crease upward. Do the same for the right side. This is what it should look like now. :)
Look at step 16 again. Place your finger as shown on the left flap and lay down. Do the same for the right side. This is what you should have.
Turn the module over...Note the "x" pattern in it. We are going to fold these four corners up to meet the centre of the "x". See next step.
Start folding up one corner to meet the centre.
Three corners are done...one more corner to fold.
This is what our module looks like now. Turn the module over.
Okay...now we are going to fold it in half diagonally back on itself...see the following diagram.
We are just going to crease it. Then unfold it so it lays flat like step 27, and fold it in half diagonally again using the other two corners.
This is what your module should look like. Now take two end tabs at a time..(my fingers are already on one tab) and we are going to push down. Repeat on the other two tabs. By pushing these tabs down you are "opening" the module.
You have completed your first module! Good job...now make a total of 12 modules please. :)
Here are our 12 completed modules...now we put it all together.
Very simply join together by placing the orange tab over the yellow tab and push together.
Now for the third piece (pink), two of its "tabs" fit on the the newly formed module. One tab slips onto the orange, and the other pink tab slips onto the yellow.
So this is what we have so far. If you look directly into the middle of our model, you will see a large triangle. One corner is pink, the second corner is orange and the third corner of it is yellow. Now for our project, on each side of our triangle(total of three sides), we are going to create a "square" using our modules.
So lets take a pink one and slide it onto the yellow module.
Now lets add a yellow module onto the orange one. Then join the new pink and yellow modules together. This forms our square. Do you see it? The top left hand corner of the square is pink. The top right hand corner of the square is yellow. The bottom left hand corner is yellow. The bottom right hand corner is orange. So we have now completed a "square" using one of the sides of our central "Triangle". Repeat these steps for the second and third sides of our central "Triangle".
Once we have added our "squares" to each side of our central "triangle", you will see that some tabs needed to be tucked together...so don't add any new modules yet, just tuck the existing tabs together. Once you do, you will notice that they form "triangles" again. :)
Here we are, all nicely tucked in. Rmember in between the "triangles", there are "squares". Complete the module in this manner...you're almost done!
Now, with the last module or two, you will be using all 4 tabs to close it all up. Just be patient. You're doing great!
Yay here's the finished model! Now it's time to add the fun stuff. Go get some stringing wire and beads. If you look at your model there are several openings. These are perfect for adding our beads.
Here's my choice of stones, and now I am going to bring the wire up through the module so I can finish it.
And....you're done! I hope you enjoyed this "how-to" project!