Last Updated on April 22, 2022 by Ellen Christian
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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 framed and hung on the wall for a gorgeous accent piece.
Autumn Maple Leaf Iris Folding Project
Iris folding is a paper craft technique that involves folding strips of paper to form a design. The center of the design is similar to the iris of a camera. I typically do iris folding with origami paper because it’s the easiest to fold.
Iris folding template and materials:
Iris folding directions
- Print the pattern and cut it out.
- Trace the pattern on the back side of the card stock
- 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.
- Cut each origami sheet into 1 1/2″ strips.
- Fold each strip in half so it is 3/4″ long.
- 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.
- 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.
- Do each color at a time and then move clockwise to the next color.
- Flip the card stock over and carefully tuck any stray edges in. Frame or use mounted on a note card.
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