Hi everyone! I’m Cindy from Raspberry Sunshine back today to share with you Betz’s Origami Wreath Ornament. I know it’s only November, but after our first snowfall of the year a few weeks back I started to think about the holidays. Home decor, lights, Christmas trees and pretty ornaments! This quick sew was just what I needed to start the holiday season!
Original felt version from the pattern
The Origami Wreath is 4” when finished and took only a half hour to make. A long row of straight stitching and a needle and thread finished it off. Easy! The directions include plenty of diagrams so you know just how to make the pleats and where to stitch. She also encourages you to try and make the wreath from other materials. So that’s exactly what I did.
The original pattern uses a nice felt with red beads to accent, but I took a different approach with mine and tried ribbon and floss. I was able to find a nice 1” grosgrain ribbon with simple white accent stitching to use for my wreath. I did use a few extra pins (or small clips) to hold the folds since ribbon can be wiggly. My small bow was transparent with a delicate gold accent pattern on it. I had gold wire on hand as well which worked perfectly for the top loop.
One thing to note about this pattern is that it will look the same both in front and in back! The unique folds and how they are created both in front and in back will make your ornament show off beautifully from any side! The finishing touches on my wreath are not accent beads like in the pattern, but fancy stitching floss. When it was time to add the beads, I added another stitch to secure the fold then left 1/2”-1” extra floss out before I cut. I love how the floss curls everywhere!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my take on the Origami Wreath. If you’re looking for a new ornament to add to your tree this season this is the one to try! It’s simple and would be a great activity to do with your kids as well. You can find the pattern here!
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