A crafty Christmas 2020 – stuck in a city flat

Like many people around the world, I haven’t been able to travel for a Christmas gathering. This is the first time I’ve spent Christmas without my family (I have to travel pretty far as well usually so I guess it’s a small bonus?), and so I’ve set up my very first Christmas tree in the corner of my place (thanks to a kind donation made by a friend). I’ve made a lot of the ornaments myself to personalise it!

The paper-mache Rudolph and Christmas pudding baubles, the felt stocking, and the mini Christmas tree inside the plastic bauble were already made last year – it was for an office Christmas-themed competition actually, but now I finally get to use them for myself!

I made these large modular stars from Maria Sinayskaya’s Zen Origami book. A few in classic red and green, and one with patterned paper.

Finally, some simple origami bells, and a five-pointed star. If you want to do them yourself, here are the instructions for the origami bell and the origami five-pointed star.

I threaded some gold thread through each decoration to hang on the tree.

I hope you all stay safe and have a wonderful Merry Christmas!

Materials needed:
– patterned and coloured origami paper
– gold paper
– gold thread

Tools needed:
– craft knife and cutting mat

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