Christmas cards

Every year, I like to hand make my Christmas cards. Depending on the complexity of the design that I come up with and the amount of spare time that I have, these either go out to everyone on the list or just immediate family.

This year (like most others) it was starting to look like I wasn’t going to have the time to make any cards at all. However, I managed to find a couple of free hours this weekend and our families will be getting handmade cards.

Origami wreath Christmas cards Origami wreath Christmas card

The wreaths are made of 18-20 individual modular origami sections inserted into each other to form the circle, varnished slightly and then I glued ribbon bows to them and glued them to the cards.

The wreath design came from a book, Origami Jewellery by Ayako Brodek, where it’s used to make brooches by gluing brooch pins to the wreaths instead. If you’re interested in checking out the book, be warned that it’s not for the origami purist! Lots of the designs involve at least a little cutting and gluing although there are some very traditional origami designs including the crane and the jumping frog.

It also has a nice Christmas tree design that might end up on next year’s cards!

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