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make woven paper discs
Make a few of these cute little paper buttons and create a stretchy bracelet, or make a lot and thread them on string for a colorful garland.

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  • How to fold an origami shape. Woven Paper Discs - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut 4 strips of paper.

    For large discs, suitable for a garland, cut strips 3/4" wide by 11" long.

    For small discs, suitable for a bracelet, cut strips 3/8" by 6" long.

    Fold each strip in half.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Woven Paper Discs - Step 2
    Step 2

    Weave together to form a center square.

    Lay light green piece on table with the fold to the right.
    Insert loose ends of turquoise through light green. (Turquoise fold is at the top.)
    Insert olive through turquoise. (Olive fold is to the left.)
    Wrap blue around light green and insert loose ends through olive. (Blue fold is at the bottom.)

  • How to fold an origami shape. Woven Paper Discs - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pull all strips to tighten.

    Turn the piece on the diamond.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Woven Paper Discs - Step 4
    Step 4

    Start diagonal weaving, first strip.

    Fold top strip straight down (blue). Notice that the left edge of the blue strip is aligned with the points of the light green square.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Woven Paper Discs - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold second strip (olive green) straight across from right to left. Again, the edge of the strip is aligned with the points of the blue square.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Woven Paper Discs - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold third strip up (turquoise).

  • How to fold an origami shape. Woven Paper Discs - Step 7
    Step 7

    Pull last strip (light green) across from left to right and slide under the first strip. Pull strip through and tighten.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Woven Paper Discs - Step 8
    Step 8

    First weaving done.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Woven Paper Discs - Step 9
    Step 9

    Flip disc over and weave the other side in the same way, using the longer strips.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Woven Paper Discs - Step 10
    Step 10

    Weave both sides a second time, in the same manner.

    Trim excess from the 8 paper strip ends.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Woven Paper Discs - Step 11
    Step 11

    Thread a yarn needle with string or elastic beading cord and string together as desired.

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