It’s only 3 weeks until Christmas and if you think you don’t have the time or supplies for handmade gifts and decorations, there’s always origami! All you need is some paper and you can fold up something festive that can be stuck on a card, used as gift wrapping or turned into decorations. Here’s some of the cutest Christmas origami and paper craft projects on Youtube.
This Christmas cake gift box by KOKKO Garden might look intimidating but it’s broken up into a series of videos so you can make a little bit at a time. Some of the individual pieces, like the Santa and holly bells, would be really cute on a card too.
For smaller gifts, Kamikey has these adorable polar bears that have a little pocket for a treat or note. You could make these with wrapping paper to get some nice holiday patterns.
These gift envelopes by NiceNo1 look really impressive but only use one sheet of origami paper. You can pop a little gift inside but they’d also be really cute glued on a card or used as a gift tag.
There’s loads of different Christmas tree origami designs but this one by Dahchan really stands out with a unique shape. These would be really fun to decorate with stickers, and could be used for cards, garlands and tags.
For decorations, how cute are these Christmas stockings by Hello Origami? You can fill them with little gifts or make Pusheen to sit inside!
This papercraft Christmas wreath by Happy Drawings looks very simple and effective. The video shows a small size that would make cute tree ornaments or gift tags but you could also scale it up for a wall decoration.
And who can resist these jumping reindeer and snowman by Hello Origami that pop up when you press them? These would be fun as table decorations or place cards to keep everyone occupied while they wait for dinner.
If you don’t see the perfect project, we have many more origami posts in the Christmas Crafts section.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.