Saturday, 11 August 2012

Step By Step - Origami Tie

Hi everyone!

With Father's Day just around the corner on September 2nd, now is a great time to start thinking about Father's Day cards.

If you find making cards for males that little bit trickier (I know I do!) this cute idea will have you whipping up some fun cards in no time. With a little helping hand this project could even be fun for the wee ones too.

So here we go!

Measure a 10cm x 10cm square piece of paper and lay colour side down. The thinner the paper the better as you'll get nice flat folds. Fold paper in half diagonally both ways but only crease the centre to mark the spot.

Fold both sides to the centre.

Fold both sides to the centre again.

Fold down the top tip.

Flip paper over and fold top half to the centre crease.

Fold the top half back over. This creates the knot of the tie.

Flip paper over and make the knot creases by folding the top left and right corners to the centre.

Make a diagonal fold from the bottom of the crease made in Step 7 to the lower corners. This creates the shape of the tie. I used a metal ruler to create a sharp straight edge.

This part can get a little tricky. Open the paper in the top knot section and make a squash fold by pressing the paper flat. Do this to both sides. This creates the shape of the knot.

And you're done! I always recommend doing a couple of test goes on some scrap paper so you get the hang of it.

Here is my tie on a Father's Day card for my dad.

I used the amazing Echo Park Family Man range on this card - it's so perfect for occasions such as Father's Day. Make sure you check it out on the Scrappin' Patch online store.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Make sure you share your Father's Day creations with the rest of the Scrappin' Patch family on the Facebook page. We love seeing your amazing work!

x Lana


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