Origami Diamond Jingle Bell Ornament
I had my project today all mapped out in my head for the Jingle Mingle and was super excited to start on it. I envisioned these adorable white origami animals. A fox, a squirrel, an owl and maybe a cat with a ribbon and jingle bells around their necks as ornaments.
I went to work cheerfully with my 7 year old daughter. Christmas music was playing, we were singing…and then that’s when you hear the screech in the theme…The online instructions we found didn’t work clearly. My daughter was crying because she couldn’t do it. She ended up having an upset stomach and a melt down! And I was ready to rip my hair out because all I had to show for was a disheveled pile of paper and a not so cute fox.
|What a mess! LOL|
Then Katja from Shift Ctrl Art came to my rescue with the idea of these paper diamonds she had found on Pinterest. Loved the idea! THANK YOU!
This worked out so much better.
I’m not having an in depth tutorial either because all you have to do is head on over to DESIGN AND FORM (click HERE), make different sized diamonds according to the instructions. Then I added the bells and ribbons with a needle and thread. Just like attaching a button to clothing. THAT’S IT!
And it cost me 97 cents, because the jingle bells were from Goodwill. They were actually from 1988, ha. The paper was plain printer paper that I already had. And I also had the ribbon already but you can find that for cheap at any craft store 😉
So now I have some photos to show you how cute they actually turned out. I can totally picture an entire tree with them. Just imagine how cheap that would be.
I have a feeling it will be good and thanks again Katja for saving my project 😉 Friends to the rescue…yay!
Those are so cool Julia! I really love how they turned out and how you have them hanging.
Wow, those are so cool! Love them hanging in front of the window!
These are really neat. Great job!
WOW, Julia! these turned out beautifully! I am totally impressed with your origami skills!
These are so pretty!
you are a rockstar.
“point taken” on facebook
Julia, these are absolutely fabulous. I love how crisp you got the folds. The ribbon just finishes everything off so nicely with the bells. Love these. Definitely on my list to do for next year 🙂
They ended up fantastic! And I love the brightly colored ribbons!
Angela @ Number Fifty-Three
very pretty and I love anything geometric in shape. my daughter is the same way…she wants her projects to turn out perfect the first time or she will get very upset. hugs, amy
Really pretty! You’re so talented!!! I love all the ideas you’re always coming up with!
I’m so sorry for your first mishap, but holy moly did these turn out fantastic! I love them…absolutely beautiful!! Things happen for a reason…maybe you were meant to have some gorgeous diamonds in your future! 😉
love, love, love them! They turned out so great in the end. Super cute.
These are awesome! I think they would be fun in gold or silver paper for New Years Eve as well. I think maybe I could even do them lol
Those look awesome my friend! I suck at origami or any paper craft really! I can’t even make snowflakes! Great job chica!
I so love these! They look lovely hanging in front of the window with the other ornaments. I was thinking of making some diamond ornaments and really like how yours turned out. Pinned! 🙂
These are so rad. I love the shape and they are perfectly festive for the holidays.
Love these! So cute and tuned out awesome! Hate the fails in DIY but you made a great turnaround and I would have to say a fox sounds like a very complicated origami!!
Those are great! thank goodness they are, because otherwise I was going to be a little disappointed by the lack of origami foxes ;). My kids would all cry if I tried to do origami with them, too!
I love how these turned out, Julia. They look so pretty in the window!
It turned out wonderfully though! I’ve always wanted to do origami but I had my sights set on a lowly crane 😉
Love these!! Super cute!!
Oh these are so cute! I love the colorful ribbon you used!
My daughter made tons and tons of origami cranes – she will love this!
So pretty! I love the colorful ribbon. Too bad about the meltdown though…but at least you were able to salvage the activity! It turned out lovely.
These are amazing! I want to make a garland of them! Origami animals would have been adorable too, but I really love the crisp geometric shape of these. You’re so creative!
Julia, these turned out so cute! I love the white plain paper with the pops of colored ribbon. Thanks for sharing
How cool are these?? So creative too! Love the clean look of them!
I think they turned out GREAT Julia!
Your origami looks great! Love the geometric addition to your Christmas decor!
These are cute! This goes to show how you don’t need to spend so much for decorations. Even simple things, like paper, can be really good décor as long as you exercise creativity.
Thanks so much!
Thank you so much for the inspiration. I made paper diamonds for our Easter tree. Want to have a look? Click here: http://www.rebekkascraftroom.blogspot.ch/2014/04/un-arbre-de-paques-avec-des-diamants-en.html
Like these so much and just shared. The little bell and ribbon add a super finishing touch.