How to make a Layered Origami Bow Decoration!

  • 01 of 09

    How to make a Layered Origami Bow Decoration!

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    Learn how to make a pretty double layered origami bow! You can use this origami bow to decorate many things such as gifts, handmade greetings cards, make your own hair clips & jewellery!

    If you are looking for other origami decorations, check out our origami decorations category.

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  • 02 of 09

    How to make a Layered Origami Bow - Step 1

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    1. Cut a strip of paper - the height of your bow will be half the hight of your paper and 1 quarter the length. A good size would be 29 x 2.5 cm (cut from A4 paper) - Your bow would end up being 7 x 1.5 cm.

    2. Starting white side up with the strip length ways, fold the bottom edge up to the top and make a small mark on both ends of the paper strip. You now have a central crease on just the very ends of the strip.

    3. Fold the bottom edge up the the central marks.

    4. Fold the top edge down to meet...MORE the central marks. It may be helpful to leave a tiny gap in the center.

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  • 03 of 09

    How to make a Layered Origami Bow - Step 2

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    5. Concentrate on the right end of the paper. Fold the lower right corner up diagonally.

    6. Bring the left end of the paper over and down to the right.

    7. Unfold the last 2 steps.

    8. You should now have these 2 creases.

    Repeat this process on the left end.

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  • 04 of 09

    How to make a Layered Origami Bow - Step 3

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    10. Bring the right end of the strip over to meet the bottom of the diagonal crease that is first from the left and crease.

    11. Bring the right end of the strip over to meet the bottom of the diagonal crease that is second from the left and crease.

    12. Bring the left end of the strip over to meet the bottom of the diagonal crease that is first from the right and crease.

    13. Bring the left end of the strip over to meet the bottom of the diagonal crease that is second from the right and crease.

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  • 05 of 09

    How to make a Layered Origami Bow - Step 4

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     14. Concentrate on the center of the strip. Reverse the creases that are on the outside. Bring them into the center.

    15. Unfold them back out.

    Flip the paper over to the other side, from left to right.

    16. Bring the right end of the strip over to the second crease from the left (of the middle section). Unfold.

    17. Bring the left end of the strip over to the second crease from the right (of the middle section). Unfold.

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  • 06 of 09

    How to make a Layered Origami Bow - Step 5

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    18. Unfold the top and bottom layers from behind.

    19. Re-fold the central zig zag folds behind to the center,

    20. Refold the top and bottom edges behind.

    21. Flip the paper to the other side, from left to right.

    If you are finding all this quite tricky, check out this video tutorial for a similar origami bow.

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  • 07 of 09

    How to make a Layered Origami Bow - Step 6

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    22. Use a chopstick or a round pencil. Place it to the right of the central section.

    23. Pinch the strip at the fold that is to the right of the chopstick and pull it to the center.

    Insert it into the flaps.

    Use the chopstick to round out and smooth the paper.

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  • 08 of 09

    How to make a Layered Origami Bow - Step 7

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    24. Bring the right end of the strips into the flaps as well.

    25. Use the chopstick to right out the loop.

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  • 09 of 09

    How to make a Layered Origami Bow - Step 8

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    Repeat the process on the left side of the bow.

    Turn the bow over and it is complete!

    For more pretty origami bows, check out this playlist of origami bows on youtube!