Autumn Maple Leaf Iris Folding Project – #TBCCrafters

Autumn Maple Leaf Iris Folding Project

Iris folding is a paper folding technique that originated in Holland.   Strips of folded colored paper are taped into place over a pattern to create a spiral design that looks like the iris of a camera. These designs can then be used in note cards or even framed and hung on the wall for a gorgeous accent piece.  I created an autumn maple leaf iris folding project to frame.

Autumn Maple Leaf Iris Folding Project

Autumn maple leaf iris folding project

Materials:

3 sheets of origami paper in different colors
1 piece of heavy card stock
scotch tape
scissors
self healing cutting mat
Exacto blade
Pattern

  • Print the pattern and cut it out.
Autumn maple leaf iris folding project
Autumn maple leaf iris folding project
  • Trace the pattern on the back side of the card stock
Autumn maple leaf iris folding project
  • Carefully cut out the pattern from the inside of the card stock so there is basically a hole in the center of the card stock where the pattern is. Do not cut through the outside of the card stock.
Autumn maple leaf iris folding project
  • Cut each origami sheet into 1 1/2″ strips.
Autumn maple leaf iris folding project
  • Fold each strip in half so it is 3/4″ long.
Autumn maple leaf iris folding project
  • Tape the pattern into the hole left in the card stock so the pattern can be seen from the back side of the card stock.
Autumn maple leaf iris folding project
  • Carefully tape each strip, following the numbered key, onto the card stock.  Trim as you go so you don’t have an excess of origami paper on your card stock.
Autumn maple leaf iris folding project
  • Do each color at a time and then move clockwise to the next color.
Autumn maple leaf iris folding project
  • Flip the card stock over and carefully tuck any stray edges in.  Frame or use mounted on a note card.

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About Ellen Christian

Ellen is a busy mom of an 18-year-old son and 23-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn't have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you'd like to work together, email info@confessionsofanover-workedmom.com to chat.

Comments

  1. This is a great one. I love all of these

  2. What a neat idea, This will be so fun to do with the kiddos while we are snowbound this weekend thank you

  3. Wow – great idea!!

  4. I’ve been wanting to work with “oragami”, I wanted to try and see what neat ideas I could come up with. I love this idea. Relatively easy directions to follow and it is a beautiful piece! Love it!

  5. Mary/ Raising Dick and Jane says:

    This is cool. .Ive never heard of it before. Nice post.

  6. that looks really cool! You have a lot of patience!

  7. I am so very uncrafty, but this looks easy enough that even I might be able to do it 🙂 Thanks!

  8. Never heard of Iris Folding. Very cool affect… i already know i wouldn’t have enough patience for this.   

  9. Very cool one, I love the Iris Folding idea.

  10. This is so pretty!

  11. Wow! That is so neat and just beautiful!!

  12. That’s so cool, I’m not sure I would have the patience to do it but it’s so pretty!

  13. That looks amazing. I had never heard of Iris Folding before.

  14. That is really beautiful.  I enjoy paper crafting but you have a true talent.  Thanks for sharing.

  15. Richard Hicks says:

    would like to try this myself. Looks very good and professional

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

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