Sunday, September 26, 2010

Craft: Kirigami Fall Decorations

Just when I thought the fall season was here, we get hit with 90 degree weather, ugh! But, that's not stopping me from decorating the house with leaves, pumpkins, and gourds. I run on a strict seasonal decorating schedule and if it's fall, then that's how I'm decorating the house. One of the decorations I'm using this year are these kirigami leaves. You can place them on windows, tuck them under candles, or string them together to make a garland.

Below you'll find directions and four templates to make the kirigami leaves.

Supplies:
6" x 6" origami paper - you can use any size paper, you'll just have to adjust the templates accordingly
Scissors
Pencil

Fold 6" x 6" paper according to directions above.

Right click, copy, save and print out templates. You might need to scale the templates to fit your folded paper.

Trace leaves on the folded triangle (refer to step 5 above).

Cut out. Carefully unfold. Done.


56 comments:

Steph said...

Sooooo gorgeous! I just love these. Thanks for the templates 8D x

biancifiore said...

oooh, so cute!

Christy said...

very lovely! can't wait to try them.

The Hausfrau said...

These are wonderful--thanks so much for sharing!

tulpoeid said...

Aw, one of the loveliest ideas!

Ancella said...

Oooh! These are lovely......thanks a lot for the templates! I usually have a lot of origami paper lying around and can sure turn them into these lovely decorative pieces!

- Ancella
http://origamiancy.com/

yngla said...

Sooo beautiful! I love fall in general and falling leaves in particular so I will definitely use these templates.
Thanks a lot!!!

Anja said...

These are super cute!!!!

Omiyage said...

Lovely! I am especially enamoured with the oak leaves. We've been doing lots of kirigami recently too - though nothing this structured. Thanks for sharing the templates!
- Marisa

Marisa said...

These are gorgeous! The texture of your paper is lovely, too. Perfect for leaves.

I want to try this myself. I'd like to show it to my daughter as well, but I'm afraid of initiating another round of last year's paper snowflake debacle. We were buried in drifts of paper snow around here!

Christine @ Origami Mommy said...

These are just lovely! I adore them. I feel like you always read my mind. Right now I'm working on a big kirigami project. I love this paper and I love the ginko leaves especially. By the way I posted a link to your Lego capes in one of my recent posts.

Jessica said...

love the different shapes of leaves you use, and the texture of the paper.

Suzie Button said...

These are so pretty! I will definitely make some! Thanks for sharing! Suzie

Annette W. said...

I love all things leaves...and these are quite lovely!

Rosana Garcia Hess said...

Lovely!!! I´ll feature this post on my blog. Hope you don´t mind
Hugs from Brazil
Rosana

Prairie Mother said...

So neat! these will make great Thanksgiving decorations! I'm definitely making these too.

Viviana said...

Hermosas, gracias

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Those are so beautiful. I love that you included the gingko leaf with them, too!

peggy said...

I've been making cutout snowflakes for winter- never thought to create a leafy pattern for fall. What a wonderful idea!

Rosana Garcia Hess said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I really loved it....hugs from Brazil

clara said...

I like all of them! They are so decorative.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh how beautiful! I love the ginko! Thanks so much for the beautiful templates, I'll be spreading the word.

Anneliese said...

I love these. Thanks so much for sharing.

onecraftymama said...

This is so cool - and thank you for sharing the how-to and templates. Very generous of you! I also wanted to say that boo, hiss, we have plunged back into damp humid warm weather too, and what a rip-off! lol Autumn, come back!

Michelle L. said...

What amazing designs! Absolutely gorgeous, have never seen anything like them!

Claudia - La casa nella prateria said...

Beautiful!

Lisa U said...

Wonderful motifs! Mine usually end us as abstract art.

carla said...

Very nice. These are new to me.

Ayie said...

those are lovely!

anne @ Floralshowers Craft Blog said...

These are really awesome!!!

Maiz said...

Beautiful! We just tried it, and they look so lovely!

Earthly Joyride said...

It's Spring here in Melbourne, Australia but I'm tempted to make some of these right now!

Hollie said...

Those are beautiful! I can't wait to try them out.

Elsa said...

oh my goodness, these are so lovely! I found them on Craftzine and you too!

renna said...

oh, I love it - awesome!

papelhilo-l'araignée said...

magnifique !!
sure I will test this with the children ! they will love it !

pedilu said...

Oh, so super cute!!
I'll try it!

ev bahce said...

Really amazing they are!!! I will surf in this blog for a while, i want to see other posts.

Karen L. said...

These are wonderful. I am thinking of using these shapes for a quilt project therefore making them in fabric rather than paper. Thanks!

Novi On The Go said...

These are truly beautiful Jessica! It just echoes the delicate lines of the leaves, very nice designs.

orl said...

Fantàstic!!!
Bonissim una molt bona idea

Nancy Ward said...

Hi!

Wanted you to know I posted a link to this tutorial today on my blog, PaperFriendly.

Nancy Ward
PaperFriendly
http://www.nancywardcrafts.com

Bonnie said...

These are lovely! I'm going to try some!

Peggy A. said...

The shapes are wonderful! Love them.

abby said...

these are so cool, i want to make them right now!

Educació infantil (P4) said...

Hola,
Sóc mestra i he realitzat aquest treball amb els alumnes.
Han gaudit molt i han quedat unes fulles precioses.
Gràcies per compartir
Montse

Lisa said...

Thank you for the templates! I blogged about using them here: http://devilsworkshopcrafts.blogspot.com/2010/12/fall-leaves-kirigami.html

georgi f.d. said...

me encanto
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Mauri said...

very nice!!

Sylvie Créative - Créations Ma Déco Maison said...

They are wonderful! Thanks a lot! I've already used them if you would like to take a glance.

Giulia said...

I'm going to make it!!! Thanks

handstand said...

BEE-U-ti-ful! thanks for sharing

Lusine said...

woooow, I wish I found them earlier!!!

Maquihuasi Manos Creativas said...

Nosotros trabajamos el uso educcativo del irigami y maquigami Pueden ver nuestros traabajos en www.maquihuasi.com

Cassie said...

Do you think you can use real leaves for this?

Zakka Life said...

Cassie,

If they're flexible enough and not dried out, you might be able too. I don't know if the leaf would hold up to all that folding. It's worth a try.