Origami and paper have been popular design trends over the last season, with high end designers focusing on the medium of paper in new creative ways: for wallpaper, light shades and decorations. Get on board this trend with your own Christmas craft. Creative crafts are a brilliant activity for Christmas Eve; great to do with children, or in the afternoon with a glass of mulled wine. These beautiful paper angels are so simple to make and look stunning hung in a window or on a simple and delicate Christmas tree.

Tindra Origami Hanging Paper Angels

Tindra Origami Hanging Paper Angels

You will need:

  • Sheet of A4 card
  • Narrow ribbon
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors


On one face of the second piece of card, make small, light pencil marks every 1/2 inch along both edges.

Using the ruler as a guide, fold across the paper at every set of 1/2 inch marks.

The paper curls on itself as you continue adding each of the 1/2 inch folds.

To form the accordion effect, turn every other 1/2 inch fold opposite the original fold.


Cut away two pieces from the folded paper, each 2 inches long. These form the wings.

On one end of each of the three pieces, punch holes.


Line up the three pieces with their holes overlapping.

Thread the ribbon through the holes from the outer edge of one wing shape to the outer edge of the other. Gently pull the ribbon. Centre the angel shape within the length of the ribbon.

Tie a knot in the ribbon close to the gathered paper folds.


If you wish, you can then cut two ovals – one gold, one plain – from another sheet of card and glue these in the middle as a face and halo.




This craft was originally posted by Fun EZ crafts.

If you’re feeling adventurous and your angel was a success, why not try some other beautiful paper decorations.



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