Introduction: Christmas Origami Tie
Need a Christmas tie in a hurry? Make one with wrapping paper, some decorations and this simple step by step guide.
You will need:
- Wrapping Paper
- Elastic Cord
- Decorations labels, bows etc.
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Step 1: Download/print the Instructions
Download/print the origami instructions to create your tie, use the steps below to help if you get stuck.
Step 2: Cut Out a Large Square
Roll out your wrapping paper and cut out a square with sides of approximately 50-60cm in length. Fold it in half diagonally to help make the prefect square
Step 3: Fold Halves Together
Fold the square in on itself to meet the fold made in the previous step
Step 4: Fold the Top Down
Fold down the top portion so that it is level with the two pointed sides of the tie
Step 5: Fold Point Back on Itself
Fold this point back on itself about two thirds of the way back to the top of the tie
Step 6: Fold Back Again
Fold back again beyond the top of the tie
Step 7: Shape the Knot
Fold to make creases on both corners and then fold the corners back on themselves along this crease
Step 8: Tun Over and Fold in the Sides
Turn the tie over and fold both sides into the centre line. For a narrower tie, fold the paper over the centre line and secure with some tape.
Step 9: Attach Elastic Cord
Cut a suitable length of elastic cord and secure to the top of the tie using staples or hot glue.
Step 10: Decorate Your Tie
Complete your tie as you would your gifts, with some tags, bows, ribbons and anything else you fancy.
Step 11: Make Some More and Wear With Pride!
By now you'll be thinking how easy that was and how (not so) great it looks so make a few more and wear with pride!
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