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Paper Diamond Decorations Are Fun for Any Occasion

32 views  •  16 Sep 2023

How To Make Paper Diamond Decorations

These origami diamond decorations may seem intricate, but once you've got the hang of the technique, you'll be crafting them effortlessly. They offer a chic twist to traditional ornaments, and you can customise them by using various paper colors and sizes to match your decor.

Have fun making your own paper diamond decorations.


What You Need To Make Paper Diamond Decorations

  • Origami papers or any thin paper, two shades, both 170 x 170mm (6¾ x 6¾in)
  • Scissors
  • PVA glue and a paintbrush
  • Embroidery thread, baker's twine, or thin ribbon
  • Cocktail stick
Paper Diamond Decorations Are Fun for Any Occasion

Let's Start Making Paper Diamond Decorations

Step One

Begin with a square piece of paper. Fold it diagonally from one corner to another, then unfold.


Step Two

Fold the square diagonally in the other direction while keeping it folded.
Paper Diamond Decorations Are Fun for Any Occasion

Start Folding The Papers

Step Three

Position the triangle with the base facing you, take the right point up to the top point, and fold.


Step Four

Now, take the left point up to the top point and fold.
Paper Diamond Decorations Are Fun for Any Occasion

Continue Carefully Folding The Papers For Our Diamonds

Step Five

Rotate the diamond shape 180 degrees so that the open end points toward you.


Step Six

Open the left side of the diamond.
Paper Diamond Decorations Are Fun for Any Occasion

Carefully Insert Your Fingers

Step Seven

Insert your fingers inside the left half of the diamond.


Step Eight

Push the left half of the diamond towards the right edge.
Paper Diamond Decorations Are Fun for Any Occasion

Make Sure The Creases Are Neat

Step Nine

Press along the crease.


Step Ten

Fold the right side's top flap back over to the left side, like turning a page.
Paper Diamond Decorations Are Fun for Any Occasion

Take Your Time To Get Your Folds Accurate

Step Eleven

Press along the crease.


Step Twelve

Repeat steps 7 to 11, starting from the right side. Slide your fingers inside the right half of the diamond.
Paper Diamond Decorations Are Fun for Any Occasion

Continue Making The Paper Diamond Decorations Tutorial

Step Thirteen

Push the right half towards the left-hand edge.


Step Fourteen

Press along the crease.
Paper Diamond Decorations Are Fun for Any Occasion

Nearly Half Way Through The Paper Diamond Instructions

Step Fifteen

Repeat steps 12 to 14, starting from the left side, folding the left side's top flap back over to the right side. Press along the crease.


Step Sixteen

Rotate the shape so that the open side of the diamond faces away from you.
Paper Diamond Decorations Are Fun for Any Occasion

Now We Start To See The Diamond Shapes Emerging

Step Seventeen

Fold the lower right side up and toward the central crease.


Step Eighteen

Repeat for the lower left side.


Step Nineteen

Flip over the shape.
Paper Diamond Decorations Are Fun for Any Occasion

Carefully Trim Our Paper Diamond Shapes

Step Twenty

Repeat steps 17 and 18 on the reverse side of the square, resulting in a kite shape.


Step Twenty One

Trim off the excess triangles from the top.


Step Twenty Two

Repeat the technique from steps 6-8. Open out the left-hand section.
Paper Diamond Decorations Are Fun for Any Occasion

Take Your Time To Get Your Folds Accurate

Step Twenty Three

Unfold the piece you just folded out and fold it over to the right.


Step Twenty Four

Press along the crease.


Step Twenty Five

Fold the right edge back across to the left.
Paper Diamond Decorations Are Fun for Any Occasion

Paper Diamond Decorations Are A Little Complicated But Still Fun To Make

Step Twenty Six

Open up the right-hand section.


Step Twenty Seven

Fold it up and over to the left edge again.


Step Twenty Eight

Flatten the section, then press along the crease.
Paper Diamond Decorations Are Fun for Any Occasion

Now We Are Nearly Finished Making Our Paper Diamond Decorations

Step Twenty Nine

Fold the left edge back over to the right.


Step Thirty

Turn the whole triangle over. Begin by folding the left edge back across to the right edge and repeat steps 22-29.


Step Thirty One

Once the entire piece is folded correctly, the base of your triangle should look like a concertina.
Paper Diamond Decorations Are Fun for Any Occasion

Hopefully You Can Start To See The Diamond Shape Emerging

Step Thirty Two

With the base of the triangle facing you, fold the bottom-right corner up against the central crease.


Step Thirty Three

Fold the bottom-left corner up to the central crease in the same way.


Step Thirty Four

Turn over your triangle and repeat steps 32 and 33 for all the bottom corners.


Step Thirty Five

Fold the small triangles created from the folds in steps 28-29 inwards, and press the creases.


Step Thirty Six

Repeat step 35 all around the shape.
Paper Diamond Decorations Are Fun for Any Occasion

Finally We Can Complete Making Our Paper Diamond Decorations

Step Thirty Seven

Make an identical shape in a different color by following steps 1 to 36.


Step Thirty Eight

Create a hole at the top of one of your origami shapes, which will be the top of your decoration.


Step Thirty Nine

Cut a 300mm (11¾in) length of embroidery thread, double it up, and tie a knot in one end.


Step Forty

Thread the looped end of the thread through the hole, using a cocktail stick to assist if needed.


Step Forty One

Once the thread is pulled through, apply glue to the knot to secure it inside the shape.


Step Forty Two

Apply glue to two of the points of your first paper shape, then align and hold the second paper shape in place until the glue sets. Continue gluing around the edges, attaching two or three points at a time, until you've created a complete diamond. Let it dry, then hang up your diamond decoration.



Paper Diamond Decorations Tips

Consider working on several decorations simultaneously; by the time you've completed a few sections of each, the first one will be strong enough to work on again.

You can group a couple of diamond decorations and string them up with festive foliage for added charm.

These decorations can also be appealing at events like weddings or baby showers, crafted in various colors to suit the occasion.
Paper Diamond Decorations Are Fun for Any Occasion
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