Behind the Scenes : Origami Diamonds

Origami Paper Diamonds // Mono + Co

Origami diamonds that get to stay on as cute decor even after Chinese New Year.


Origami Diamond

Instructions adapted from design and form, I changed it slightly at my step #10 and #11.

// you’ll need 2 pieces of origami paper, scissors and glue dots.  I tried using a glue stick, but they did not work.

Origami Paper Diamonds // Mono + Co

// step 1 : fold the paper from one corner to the other.  unfold and repeat with the other remaining corners.

Origami Paper Diamonds // Mono + Co

// unfold, and you’ll see the first set of folds is completed.

Origami Paper Diamonds // Mono + Co

// step 2 : half the square lengthwise. unfold and repeat with the other side.

Origami Paper Diamonds // Mono + Co

// unfold and you’ll see the second set of folds appearing on the paper.

Origami Paper Diamonds // Mono + Co

// step 3 : fold the paper into a triangle again, and pinch the right corner to pry open the paper and press it down to form a square.

Origami Paper Diamonds // Mono + Co

Origami Paper Diamonds // Mono + Co

Origami Paper Diamonds // Mono + Co

// step 4 : flip the paper over, and repeat for the other side.

Origami Paper Diamonds // Mono + Co

// step 5 : fold the right and left sides towards the center fold line.

Origami Paper Diamonds // Mono + Co

Origami Paper Diamonds // Mono + Co

step 7 : flip over and repeat for the other side of the paper.

Origami Paper Diamonds // Mono + Co

step 8 : trim off the top part.

Origami Paper Diamonds // Mono + Co

Origami Paper Diamonds // Mono + Co

// step 9 : fold bottom left and right corners towards the center.

Origami Paper Diamonds // Mono + Co

// step 10 : flip over the paper and repeat on the other side.

Origami Paper Diamonds // Mono + Co

// step 11 : unfold everything.

Origami Paper Diamonds // Mono + Co

//step 12 : fold the marked corners inwards,

Origami Paper Diamonds // Mono + Co

// to get this.

Origami Paper Diamonds // Mono + Co

// step 12 : repeat the steps with the 2nd piece of paper.

Origami Paper Diamonds // Mono + Co

// step 13 : to assemble, join the two pieces at the corners that are folded inwards, apply glue dots and join the corners one by one.

Origami Paper Diamonds // Mono + Co

// done!

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