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Origami Tea Light Lamp

18 August 2018

Origami is the art of paper folding to create beautiful sculptural pieces. Using this technique, practical objects can be created to be admired by all and make a wonderful gift.

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  • Decorative Paper (Christmas Wrap)
  • Utoplex Trace - 112gsm A3 Sheet
  • X-Press It High Tack Double-Sided Tape - 12mm x 50m
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Metal Ruler
  • Cutting Mat
  • Knife

How to do it

  1. Cut the trace paper to 30cm x 10.5cm
  2. Role the trace paper to form a tube, overlap the ends by 2cm and use double sided tape to stick the two ends together
  3. Cut the decorative paper into 24 x 5cm squares
  4. Take one paper square and fold it in half diagonally, tip to tip, to form a triangle and then half again to form a smaller triangle
  5. Unfold to square, and fold one corner to meet the middle point. Repeat for the 3 remaining corners
  6. Repeat for all 24 squares
  7. Use double sided tape to stick down your squares onto the trace paper tube, ensuring you stick the flat side down - the open flap side should be facing out
  8. Once all squares are stuck down, tweak to the desired look by folding or curling the paper flaps