DIY Decor for your event…
Today I would like to share with you one of our DIY projects that features in our latest Mr & Mrs Unique Magazine. If you are looking to get crafty for your wedding day, origami (transforming a flat sheet square of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques,) is a really fun project to get involved with.
Luckily for us, the lovely Alice from Fleur De Lace loves a craft project and offered to create these cute origami boxes that can be used as favours, decoration, or even a cake topper… Here’s how she does it….
Alice from Fleur De Lace…
Want to wow your guests as a DIY genius? Well, this ‘How to’ is for you? It looks confusing BUT once you get the first one done, it all starts to come together and the results are awesome. We have used them as décor but they could be functional favour boxes, stringed together as bunting, cake toppers etc.
What you need: lots of square Paper or thin card, a flat surface, two hands and a bit of patience.
For each box you need six bits of square paper. Origami paper or decorative scrapbooking card comes in squares already. My paper was 6 inch squared.
How to instructions…
Step One: Fold the paper in half to get a central line and then unfold it.
Step Two: Fold the edges into the centre and press the folds down.
Step Three: Turn the whole thing over so the central join is facing downwards. I spin the paper around so the long side of the rectangle is nearest me.
Step Four: Fold the top left corner into the centre and press flat
Step Five: Fold the bottom left corner in and press that flat. (your paper should now look like an arrow!)
Step Six: Spin the paper so the arrow points right and repeat steps 4 & 5 on the other unfolded side.
This will create a small square. Repeat steps 1-6 on your other 5 bits of paper. …Now it’s time to jigsaw the pieces together…
Step Seven: On all of the squares there are arms and pockets. If you hold the pieces as if you are creating a cube, the triangular parts that stick out (the arms) all slot into the neighbouring square’s triangular pockets.
If you’ve yet too see our latest edition of our magazine you can click on the link below… Have Fun!
DIY By Alice at Fleur de Lace
Photography by Hayley Pettit Photography
Venue is Letchworth Healthy Living Centre