In this article, we round up all the best Christmas origami tutorials from around the web - all with step-by-step photos or video tutorials so you can make everything you see here. Do you have any favourite Christmas origami tutorials or perhaps you've made one of these projects? Let us know in the comments below!


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Buy Christmas origami paper

You can make origami designs out of any paper you have to hand. Most origami patterns use square paper - so here are a few of our favourite Christmas origami paper you can buy today via Amazon:

Basic Christmas origami paper collection

Buy now: £10.99, Amazon

Want to kick start your Christmas origami projects? This selection of Christmas-themed origami paper will do just the trick - and it's beautifully packaged in a unique hand-folded spiral presentation box, making a perfect gift and a permanent container for your origami paper. There are 100 sheets, featuring 10 different designs on 15cm square paper.

Double-sided origami paper

Buy now: £11.55, Amazon

Sometimes when folding origami, both sides of the paper will be visible in the finished item - and if you would rather show off patterns rather than a plain colour, then something like this collection of double-sided Christmas origami paper is ideal. There are 50, 15x15cm sheets in a pleasing red and white colourway.

Designer Christmas origami paper

Buy now: £7.50 £6.55, Amazon

This budget-friendly collection of Christmas-themed origami paper is ideal if you're wanting to dip your toe into the craft, as it includes three different sizes, 10 x 10cm, 15 x 15cm and 20 x 20cm. The illustrations are fresh and modern (plain on the reverse), with 10 different designs.

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Easy Christmas origami

Let's get to the origami Christmas decorations! Here are some of our favourite patterns from around the web, and here on Gathered.

1. Easy origami star

If you're looking for quick and easy origami Christmas decorations to hang around the house, then how about this origami Christmas star by It's Always Autumn? We love the idea of making it out of old sheet music!

2. Easy origami Santa

This easy origami Santa by Gathering Beauty is a great project to start with if you've never folded origami before. Make multiple origami Santas, hang from the tree or use them to adorn the front of your Christmas cards for easy origami Christmas decorations!

3. Origami poinsettia flowers

These easy poinsettia flowers by Hawaii Travel with Kids are fun and easy to make - it requires glue to join the petals together, but you'll be making lots of poinsettia flowers in no time!

4. Easy origami owl

Halloween origami, How to make an Origami Owl - patterned paper

This origami owl makes a brilliant card topper, but it will also stand up so you can display your masterpiece around the house. Switch up the papers to suit the occasion or season - get the full tutorial with step-by-step instructions here on Gathered!

5. Origami Christmas crackers

DIY your Christmas table with these easy origami Christmas decorations - crackers! Fill with treats or small gifts and delight friends and family this year - get the full video tutorial over at Paper Kawaii.

6. Origami star

How to make a paper origami Christmas star

This delightful project combines two different types of paper stars to make this hanging Christmas decoration! One of the stars is made by weaving strips of paper, and the other from folding paper in the traditional origami style. Get the full step-by-step tutorial for this origami Christmas star mobile right here on Gathered.

7. Lucky stars

Origami for beginners

Learn how to make an origami lucky star, these cute little origami stars are made with strips of paper and are very easy to make! Get the tutorial over at Paper Kawaii.

8. Origami Christmas tree

DIY Origami Christmas tree

Okay - so this is technically kirigami as it uses scissors, but we love this easy origami Christmas tree! Get the full step-by-step tutorial with photos, here on Gathered: origami Christmas tree

9. Santa puppet

Are you looking for something fun and easy to do with children this Christmas and holiday season? Why not try out this fun talking Santa Claus puppet following the video tutorial over at Origami Spirit!

10. Santa hat

Make this origami Santa hat following the video tutorial over Mica's Paper Craft Channels!

11. Easy reindeer bookmark

This is a super fun project for origami beginners and kids, plus a great little one to encourage reading - get the tutorial over at Easy Peasy and Fun.

More Christmas origami!

Once you're feeling confident with the easy Christmas origami projects, take a look at these, more involved designs!

12. Origami snowflake

Make this beautiful origami snowflake following the video tutorial over at I Love to Create. These are the ideal origami Christmas decorations, as you can make multiples to hang in your window, or from the ceiling.

13. Origami Christmas tree

This origami Christmas tree by Jo Nakashima is made from six sheets of square paper and is for the intermediate crafter - but luckily the handy YouTube video explains everything you need to do step-by-step for this gorgeous origami Christmas decoration.

14. Origami snowflake

Looking for homemade Christmas ornaments or gifts? These three-dimensional origami Christmas decorations are ingenious examples of efficiency in designing modular origami. Just take three square pieces of paper to make these snowflakes. No scissors or glue - get the full tutorial over at Origami Spirit.

15. Origami angel

Make this stunning origami angel, designed by Max Hulme, following this handy YouTube tutorial. This origami Christmas decorations model will take some patience, but take it slowly and you'll create something truly impressive.

16. Origami heart Santa

This delightful origami hearty Santa, designed by origami artist, Beth Johnson for Origami Spirit will definitely steal your heart! It's flat too, so this origami Christmas decoration makes for the ideal card topper to wow your friends, family and colleagues.

17. Origami St Nick

Impress friends and family with this origami model of St Nicholas! This model includes wet folding, which is the process of dampening the paper during the folding process to make it easier to manipulate and create soft creases.

Origami Christmas tree decorations

18. Christmas tree baubles

These handmade Christmas tree bauble decorations are not only cost-effective, but they look absolutely stunning. With a couple of packs of origami paper, scissors, glue, a dash of patience and some ribbon, you’ll have your very own bespoke paper baubles and beautiful origami Christmas tree decorations!

19. Christmas tree ornaments

These Christmas tree ornaments by It's Always Autumn are quick and easy to make, and a perfect project to keep the kids happy - there's even a free template to help you out with making your own origami Christmas tree decorations.

20. Modular origami star

Make a pretty modular origami star designed by Salman Ebrahimi. This modular puffy star is made with 5 sheets of square paper, no cuts or glue are required. It’s three-dimensional and hollow. You get a nice big star, about the same size as the paper you start with. We love the rainbow colours!

More Christmas origami to buy!

Looking to boost your Christmas origami stash? Take a look at these brilliant Christmas origami buys.

Christmas tree cards - pride colours

Buy now: £5.49, Craft Wise Studio, Etsy

Show someone you care with these brilliant origami Christmas tree cards in pride colours by Craft Wise Studio!

Christmas origami gift set

Buy now: £15.99, Folded Square on Etsy

A useful collection of 200 sheets (80gsm weight) with twenty unique Christmas-themed origami patterns from an international design team.

Snowflakes, Sunbursts, and Stars by Ayako Brodek

Buy now: £15.46, Amazon

A book with 75 tutorials on everything including quilled window ornaments, coasters, and mobile; origami earrings, gift tags, and garland; and kirigami place cards, notecards, and silhouettes.

Origami reindeer ornament

Buy now: £16.74, Glaze Workshop on Etsy

This ceramic origami reindeer ornament is made from white clay stoneware material using slip casting technique and then carefully glazed - get yours before they sell out!


We hope you’ve enjoyed these Christmas origami projects! We have plenty of other origami projects here on Gathered, too – like this origami lampshade or these origami cats.


Holly SpannerStaff Writer, BBC Science Focus

Holly is the staff writer at BBC Science Focus, and specialises in astronomy. Before joining the team she was a geoenvironmental consultant and holds an MSc in Geoscience (distinction) from UCL.

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