Origami balloons or origami cubes folded from your favorite colored and patterned paper are a perfect way to dress up string lights for a special occasion or just because. I remember making these origami balloons in grade school to play with in the classroom on a winter day, so I was so happy to revisit this simple craft after so many years. Not to mention that I've been wanting to do this for ages and only now had a moment (well a lot more than that actually) to give it a try. I love the idea of combining solid paper in happy colors with patterned black and white paper, and in this case I've used some fruit slice coloring pages that are available in my Etsy shop.
Admittedly, unless you use really thin paper, not much light shows through these origami cubes, so you might want to cover only half or even a third of the lights, and leave the rest bare which results is a beautiful look that is perfect for brightening up a dreary winter!
- Squares of paper made from letter or A4 sheets
- Folding instructions as seen below.
How To: The rest is really self explanatory, just stick the light into the hole at the top of each origami balloon, and you're good to go. And while you are at it, make a ton of these as they can be used for mobiles, and party garlands, or even a really beautiful backdrop for a special occassion.